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Christians, if I decide to believe in Jesus, must I also believe in Satan, angels and demons in order to assure my place in heaven?

 
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Christians, if I decide to believe in Jesus, must I also believe in Satan, angels and demons in order to assure my place in heaven?
Will I be accepted by Christians as a Christian if I believe as John 3:16 requires, or must I also believe in Satan, angels, demons and hell? I don't believe in hell, I don't think a loving God would make such a place and I don't think he'd send me there if he truly loved me as much as Christians say he does. So if I believe in Jesus, but not hell, will I still go to heaven? What if I reject belief in Satan, angels and demons? Can't I still go to heaven with just a pure and simple belief in God and that He loved me and sent his Son to forgive my sins? If no, then how many extra requirements are there for me to be really saved?
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Will I be accepted by Christians as a Christian if I believe as John 3:16 requires, or must I also believe in Satan, angels, demons and hell? I don't believe in hell, I don't think a loving God would make such a place and I don't think he'd send me there if he truly loved me as much as Christians say he does. So if I believe in Jesus, but not hell, will I still go to heaven? What if I reject belief in Satan, angels and demons? Can't I still go to heaven with just a pure and simple belief in God and that He loved me and sent his Son to forgive my sins? If no, then how many extra requirements are there for me to be really saved?
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I think as long as you believe in your heart, is all that really matters. No one can force you to believe. It's a journey you make on your own.

Our time on Earth is but a fleating moment in time.(It's temporary) I dont think any of us can wrap our minds around 'forever'

Breaks my heart to see people throw their souls away like it's garbage to be discarded of...so sad.
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Only God knows the answer to your question. Look to his word and your prayer life for the answers.

Romans 10:9 - "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."

If you believe the Father of Jesus Christ to be God, God says he cannot lie:

Numbers 23:19 - "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"

If you'd like to hear incredibly compelling testimony as to the existence of Satan and his fallen angels, Iisten to Roger Morneau testify as to what the Rothschilds told him in 1945...

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You will also have to impregnate your daughters ...

Genesis 19:36 - Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father

Stone those who work on Sunday:

Exodus 31:15 – ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.’

And the list of absurdness goes on ...
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If you believe the entire Bible, than why would you not believe in a hell? Why the need to be saved if there wasn't a hell?
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Will I be accepted by Christians as a Christian if I believe as John 3:16 requires, or must I also believe in Satan, angels, demons and hell? I don't believe in hell, I don't think a loving God would make such a place and I don't think he'd send me there if he truly loved me as much as Christians say he does. So if I believe in Jesus, but not hell, will I still go to heaven? What if I reject belief in Satan, angels and demons? Can't I still go to heaven with just a pure and simple belief in God and that He loved me and sent his Son to forgive my sins? If no, then how many extra requirements are there for me to be really saved?
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We are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus; accepting His sacrifice on our behalf, to take away our sins and redeem us to the father is all we need for salvation.

However, your question does not make sense... to truly believe in Christ means to believe that the Bible is the Word of God; for Jesus is that Word of God made flesh.

You are correct that there is no Hell. At least not in the widely believed sense that was created by the Roman Catholic Church to scare people into obeying the church. There is a final destruction of the wicked, and this is the true Biblical Hell, but it does not burn forever and those who are not saved will no burn for all eternity... that is not Biblical.

As for Satan, angels, and demons... these entities are clearly in the Word of God and thus it would be impossible to truly believe and accept Christ yet no believe in the other things in the scriptures.

Nevertheless, Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and accepting Him as your Lord and Savior is all that is required for salvation. But again, I do not understand how you could "believe" in Jesus and put your Faith in Him, yet refuse the rest of the scriptures; makes no sense to me.
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Shill is obvious. Nufsaid.
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If you believe the entire Bible, than why would you not believe in a hell? Why the need to be saved if there wasn't a hell?
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I don't believe in the whole bible. I do absolutely believe in God, beyond all doubt. I had believed in Jesus beyond a reasonable doubt. But, in the past several months, I have been reading that the story of Jesus was going around the Mediterranean for a thousand years before Jesus was born. I have read the stories of others who have the characteristics of Jesus and so my belief in Jesus dropped from beyond a reasonable doubt to a possibility. I can't fathom that God would love me as much as John 3:16, but then if happenstance results in my death one minute before believing in Jesus, that God would then send me to eternal damnation. I wouldn't do that with my kids. So, what I am saying is that I have changed. I no longer believe in men, churches, or the bible, but I do see the common story of Jesus, whether he was Krishna or someone else, I think it is reasonable for God to send a special messenger. So, with my loss in faith of a real Jesus to this minimal level, and my complete loss of faith that there is a hell or a Satan, is that minimal belief sufficient for salvation? In other words, what are the absolute minimum requirements to be saved as a Christian?
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Shill is obvious. Nufsaid.
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Re: Christians, if I decide to believe in Jesus, must I also believe in Satan, angels and demons in order to assure my place in heaven?
No, you don't need to believe in Satan, Hell and Demons to be saved.

As has been pointed out Romans 10:9 says "If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved."

The thief on the cross who only said "Remember me when you come into your kingdom was surely saved.

I doubt any of us have our theology completely straight, yet God loves us anyway.

HOWEVER, why or how can you put your faith in Jesus when he had so much to say about hell, and spent so much time casting out demons, resisting Satan in the wilderness and ultimately crushing him by his work on the cross?

What Jesus are you believing in? One of your own imagination? That one can't save you.
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Where did you get the idea you're invited to heaven?
"However, YOU are the ones that have stuck with me in my trials;  and I make a covenant with YOU, just as my Father has made a covenant with me, for a kingdom,  that YOU may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel." Lk22:28
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Don't forget ghosts or you're really fucked.
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WAKE THE FUCK UP OP ITS 2012. THEre is no santa there is no tooth fairy. There is no fucking easter bunny.

WAKE UP YOU FUCKING MENTAL CASE
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You will also have to impregnate your daughters ...

Genesis 19:36 - Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father

Stone those who work on Sunday:

Exodus 31:15 – ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.’

And the list of absurdness goes on ...
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Doesn't that make you glad that you live under a new covenant whether you know it or not.
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If you believe the entire Bible, than why would you not believe in a hell? Why the need to be saved if there wasn't a hell?
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I don't believe in the whole bible. I do absolutely believe in God, beyond all doubt. I had believed in Jesus beyond a reasonable doubt. But, in the past several months, I have been reading that the story of Jesus was going around the Mediterranean for a thousand years before Jesus was born. I have read the stories of others who have the characteristics of Jesus and so my belief in Jesus dropped from beyond a reasonable doubt to a possibility. I can't fathom that God would love me as much as John 3:16, but then if happenstance results in my death one minute before believing in Jesus, that God would then send me to eternal damnation. I wouldn't do that with my kids. So, what I am saying is that I have changed. I no longer believe in men, churches, or the bible, but I do see the common story of Jesus, whether he was Krishna or someone else, I think it is reasonable for God to send a special messenger. So, with my loss in faith of a real Jesus to this minimal level, and my complete loss of faith that there is a hell or a Satan, is that minimal belief sufficient for salvation? In other words, what are the absolute minimum requirements to be saved as a Christian?
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I am sorry, but from what you just wrote, you are on a dangerous path toward destruction.

The problem is that you have not studied the Bible and learned the Truth. You have put more faith in fables and myths designed to hurt your faith instead of discovering what the Word of God actually teaches.

To consider that Christ Jesus was Krishna, or Buddha, or Allah proves that you have no understanding of who Christ is and what the scriptures teach about Him.

I suggest that your first move toward understanding is to drop your notion of what Hell is; you have been taught a twisted and false version of God's judgement and that has poisoned your faith (as such things are intended to do). Remember, Satan is the father of lies, he is very subtle in his attacks, and he knows the scriptures better than any of us. Satan purposefully puts these doubts and false stories and historical myths to put doubt in your mind.

Please admit that it has been successful on you? Satan's lies and deceptions have put your mind in doubt about the scriptures and the Truth of Christ.

I strongly urge you to study the Bible turn away from the false teachings of wolves in sheep clothing. It will be difficult for a time because we are living in the days that Christ warned us about; the days of false doctrines and deceptions are heavily upon us.

Just pray for understanding and study the scriptures. Believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to instruct you on the Truth and understanding of the teachings.

For now, do not worry about what Hell is or is not, all you need to focus on is who Christ is and what the Bible teaches (which is often not what mainstream "Christianity" teaches).
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No, you don't need to believe in Satan, Hell and Demons to be saved.

As has been pointed out Romans 10:9 says "If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved."

The thief on the cross who only said "Remember me when you come into your kingdom was surely saved.

I doubt any of us have our theology completely straight, yet God loves us anyway.

HOWEVER, why or how can you put your faith in Jesus when he had so much to say about hell, and spent so much time casting out demons, resisting Satan in the wilderness and ultimately crushing him by his work on the cross?

What Jesus are you believing in? One of your own imagination? That one can't save you.
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You will also have to impregnate your daughters ...

Genesis 19:36 - Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father

Stone those who work on Sunday:

Exodus 31:15 – ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.’

And the list of absurdness goes on ...
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Doesn't that make you glad that you live under a new covenant whether you know it or not.
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What covenant did Jehovah make with this world?
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WAKE THE FUCK UP OP ITS 2012. THEre is no santa there is no tooth fairy. There is no fucking easter bunny.

WAKE UP YOU FUCKING MENTAL CASE
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Santa, tooth fairy and easter bunny have nothing to do with God and his son.
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I don't believe in the whole bible. I do absolutely believe in God, beyond all doubt. I had believed in Jesus beyond a reasonable doubt. But, in the past several months, I have been reading that the story of Jesus was going around the Mediterranean for a thousand years before Jesus was born. I have read the stories of others who have the characteristics of Jesus and so my belief in Jesus dropped from beyond a reasonable doubt to a possibility. I can't fathom that God would love me as much as John 3:16, but then if happenstance results in my death one minute before believing in Jesus, that God would then send me to eternal damnation. I wouldn't do that with my kids. So, what I am saying is that I have changed. I no longer believe in men, churches, or the bible, but I do see the common story of Jesus, whether he was Krishna or someone else, I think it is reasonable for God to send a special messenger. So, with my loss in faith of a real Jesus to this minimal level, and my complete loss of faith that there is a hell or a Satan, is that minimal belief sufficient for salvation? In other words, what are the absolute minimum requirements to be saved as a Christian?
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I wonder if there are two questions you ask here. First you ask what is needed to be accepted as a Christian by other Christians. You will have many answers from many different people. Then you ask what is the absolute minimum requirements to be saved. The first asks what you need to convince others; the later asks what you need to do for your own personal salvation.

I will try to answer the second question to the best of my ability, and as I understand it. "Christian" simply means one who follows the Christ, or more specifically His teachings. This applies regardless if you call Him Yeshua, Yehoshua, Iosus, Jesus, Isa, or many other names the world has given him over the millenia. ("Christ" is from the Hebrew word "Messiah.")

The same question you pose above was asked of Yeshua / Jesus. His answer was a simple one: Love God & Love each other. In doing so, we also follow the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have done to you & do not do unto others that which you don't want done to you. Simplified: Help others & do no harm. The other aspect many forget but is a key point in the Lord's Prayer that He taught: Forgive one another.

If you do these things, I would consider you as a follower of Christ, a Christian. "By their fruits, you shall know them. A good tree does not produce bad fruit, nor does a bad tree produce good fruit." I would consider Gandhi a Christian, though he was a Hindu in the eyes of humanity. He lived life as Yeshua / Jesus taught we should, and even studied His teachings. One of his quotes is a favorite of mine: "I like your Christ; I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

In sum, accept God's Love and love all others (friends, family, enemies and even strangers). Forgive and you shall be forgiven. Hold no grudges and you are free.

Even Thomas had doubts and was given an opportunity to see. Why would Yeshua / Jesus not give the same opportunity to those who have never seen Him face-to-face?

Continue to love and forgive others, and you will see your Faith and understanding grow, even in ways you have yet to conceive. :D

Peace and blessings to you. :D :hf:
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No, you don't need to believe in Satan, Hell and Demons to be saved.

As has been pointed out Romans 10:9 says "If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved."

The thief on the cross who only said "Remember me when you come into your kingdom was surely saved.

I doubt any of us have our theology completely straight, yet God loves us anyway.

HOWEVER, why or how can you put your faith in Jesus when he had so much to say about hell, and spent so much time casting out demons, resisting Satan in the wilderness and ultimately crushing him by his work on the cross?

What Jesus are you believing in? One of your own imagination? That one can't save you.
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I was raised Catholic and a baptist preacher converted me to become a Southern Baptist at age 20. But I haven't been to a church in 26 years because when my child was born horribly handicapped, I asked my pastor why God would allow that. He told me it was because of my sins. I couldn't think of any such sins though - no drug use, no partying, etc. So, after three years of crying every night, I realized my pastor HAD TO BE WRONG. That ended my trust in religious teachers.

In my 52 years I have come to realize that I have been lied to by my teachers, my government, my priests and my pastors. My bible has many statements in it that I can't accept as true, and I have no preacher that I listen to every week who would have an agenda to convince me otherwise. So I have come to conclude that those illogical statements in the bible must have been added by those with an agenda to control me and you.

But because my heart yearns for God and much of the scriptures of Jesus are consistent with that natural urge to seek God, I have thrown out any part of the scriptures that just doesn't make any sense to me. Because I have been lied to, I can't accept the entire bible as legitimate. (Note, there is a curse at the end of Revelations for those who would change it - that curse is there because it MUST BE POSSIBLE to change the bible.) I can only accept that part that makes sense to me. Believing in a hell, satan, angels and demons doesn't make any sense to me. Hopefully, that answers your question.
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Re: Christians, if I decide to believe in Jesus, must I also believe in Satan, angels and demons in order to assure my place in heaven?
Like some have said, it is sad you are now confused, if you believe in Christ, then there is a Heaven and Hell.
You either are Hot for the Lord or Cold, no fence sitting here.
Hell is not as Main stream Churches have you believe, when we die you "SLeep" no going to heaven Hell or in between, when Christ returns, and after a thousand yrs, all those that are asleep, even from drowning, cremations etc, will face the Judgement, the Book will be opened and all your life will literally be an open Book, depends if you want Christ to stand beside you as a Friend and Defendant, or face it alone, then Hell will be a Lake of fire, just Christian Mumbo Jumbo and all a Lie, your choice, no one is forcing you to decide.
You either believe the "Book" is the inspired word of God, or not, remember it was NOT written by some fella sitting in a room day dreaming, it was transcribed by educated people, written 66 books, Old and New Testament, I pray for your juddgement to swing back and believe in Christ again.
Read Ivan Panins Book, some small info on the Net, how he started out to disprove the Bible as a scientist and Mathmatician.
Sorry, but there truly is only two Options, yes for Christ or not there is no middle ground, too many churches just say all you have to do is believe and you are saved, a big lie, do your own research, hope you find the truth, if not, just enjoy life
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Thanks "Just Me". That statement of yours is peaceful to me. I accept your answer as logical and consistent with what I know of God and Jesus. I am going with that. Post closed as far as I am concerned. Geo.
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I was raised Catholic and a baptist preacher converted me to become a Southern Baptist at age 20. But I haven't been to a church in 26 years because when my child was born horribly handicapped, I asked my pastor why God would allow that. He told me it was because of my sins. I couldn't think of any such sins though - no drug use, no partying, etc. So, after three years of crying every night, I realized my pastor HAD TO BE WRONG. That ended my trust in religious teachers.

In my 52 years I have come to realize that I have been lied to by my teachers, my government, my priests and my pastors. My bible has many statements in it that I can't accept as true, and I have no preacher that I listen to every week who would have an agenda to convince me otherwise. So I have come to conclude that those illogical statements in the bible must have been added by those with an agenda to control me and you.

But because my heart yearns for God and much of the scriptures of Jesus are consistent with that natural urge to seek God, I have thrown out any part of the scriptures that just doesn't make any sense to me. Because I have been lied to, I can't accept the entire bible as legitimate. (Note, there is a curse at the end of Revelations for those who would change it - that curse is there because it MUST BE POSSIBLE to change the bible.) I can only accept that part that makes sense to me. Believing in a hell, satan, angels and demons doesn't make any sense to me. Hopefully, that answers your question.
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wow... I am very sorry for your position. Sadly, you are very wrong in all of your conclusions, as well as your reasons for reaching them.

But I fear your heart is not open to the Truth because you have allowed yourself to be turned away from the faith.

You still have time, you just need to realize that you have allowed the false doctrines of men to come between you and the Truth of the scriptures.

The burden of finding the Truth is on YOU. You cannot blame it on a Catholic priest, a Baptist minister, or any other pastor... God has given you the Truth in the scriptures and the ability to know and understand the Truth by power of the Holy Spirit. Relying on men to tell you what the scriptures teach leads to confusion and a loss of faith!

Satan's lies and casting doubt upon the scriptures is very powerful, and you cannot resist that power on your own; you need the help of Christ and the Holy Spirit to see the Truth hidden behind the lies and twisted scriptures of the enemy.

The Bible is True, all of it. The problem is not the scriptures, but a person's misunderstanding of them. But that misunderstanding is not an excuse, for the ability to understand is available to anyone who asks!
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u must also believe that the earth is 6000 years old or u will end up in hell
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Re: Christians, if I decide to believe in Jesus, must I also believe in Satan, angels and demons in order to assure my place in heaven?
No, you don't need to believe in Satan, Hell and Demons to be saved.

As has been pointed out Romans 10:9 says "If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved."

The thief on the cross who only said "Remember me when you come into your kingdom was surely saved.

I doubt any of us have our theology completely straight, yet God loves us anyway.

HOWEVER, why or how can you put your faith in Jesus when he had so much to say about hell, and spent so much time casting out demons, resisting Satan in the wilderness and ultimately crushing him by his work on the cross?

What Jesus are you believing in? One of your own imagination? That one can't save you.
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I was raised Catholic and a baptist preacher converted me to become a Southern Baptist at age 20. But I haven't been to a church in 26 years because when my child was born horribly handicapped, I asked my pastor why God would allow that. He told me it was because of my sins. I couldn't think of any such sins though - no drug use, no partying, etc. So, after three years of crying every night, I realized my pastor HAD TO BE WRONG. That ended my trust in religious teachers.

In my 52 years I have come to realize that I have been lied to by my teachers, my government, my priests and my pastors. My bible has many statements in it that I can't accept as true, and I have no preacher that I listen to every week who would have an agenda to convince me otherwise. So I have come to conclude that those illogical statements in the bible must have been added by those with an agenda to control me and you.

But because my heart yearns for God and much of the scriptures of Jesus are consistent with that natural urge to seek God, I have thrown out any part of the scriptures that just doesn't make any sense to me. Because I have been lied to, I can't accept the entire bible as legitimate. (Note, there is a curse at the end of Revelations for those who would change it - that curse is there because it MUST BE POSSIBLE to change the bible.) I can only accept that part that makes sense to me. Believing in a hell, satan, angels and demons doesn't make any sense to me. Hopefully, that answers your question.
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Dear Banished,

That does answer my question. I am very very sorry for the pain you have been put through.

Jesus can handle your accepting only the parts that make sense to you.

In Mark, Chapter 9 there is a story of a man whose son was demon possesed. (coincidence? doubt it) The demon kept throwing the man's son into the fire. The man took the boy to the Disciples but they could not cast it out.

Then Jesus came.

Mr 9:16 And He asked the scribes, "What are you discussing with them?"
17 Then one of the crowd answered and said, "Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit.
18 "And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not."
19 He answered him and said, "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me."
20 Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.
21 So He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood.
22 "And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us."
23 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!"
26 Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, "He is dead."
27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose."

Let that father's prayer be yours, ""Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"

Talk to him in prayer. Keep your eyes on him, and everything will be allright.

Your brother In Christ.

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