The Bible’s answer
The Devil and the demons influence mankind so much that the Bible says: “The Evil One controls the whole world.” (1 John 5:
Deception. The Bible encourages Christians to “fight against the devil’s evil tricks.” (Ephesians 6:
11, NCV ) One of his tricks is to deceive people into believing that his agents are actually servants of God. —2 Corinthians 11:13- 15.
Spiritism. The Devil misleads people through spirit mediums, fortune-tellers, and those who practice divination or astrology. (Deuteronomy 18:10-
12) Drug use, hypnotism, and meditation techniques that empty the mind also expose a person to demon control. —Luke 11:24- 26.
How to avoid the Devil’s influence
You need not live in dread of demon control, for the Bible shows how you can successfully oppose the Devil:
Learn to recognize the Devil’s methods so that you are “not ignorant of his designs.”
—2 Corinthians 2: 11.
Take in knowledge from the Bible, and then apply what you learn. Applying Bible principles will protect you from the Devil’s influence.
—Ephesians 6: 11- 18.
Get rid of anything connected with demon activity. (Acts 19:19) That includes music, books, magazines, posters, and videos that encourage spiritism.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE REALLY TEACH?
The Bible speaks of angels and demons. Can these spirit creatures be real? Can they affect your life?