We have asked the assistance of Michael from Texas to join our RIPS team as our Christian Demonologist. Michael has studied the Bible and the teachings of the Church for 13 yrs now, at times going back to the original languages of Hebrew and Greek. He is an Acolyte and also a member of the Legion of Mary, was almost going to enter the seminary but was not accepted in the end, due to a gradual loss of support from the diocese in this regard.
Michael is hoping to help the RIPS team and educate others of the fact that there are demonic spirits among us today. As paranormal investigators we want everyone to be well aware of this fact and to also be very careful in attempting any form of communication. We feel that during any investigation that we are all opening ourselves up to whatever could try to come through, and because of strongly rely on the power of prayer for our protection.
WHAT IS CHRISTIAN ............... DEMONOLOGY??
Demonology is the study of demons, Christian Demonology is the study of what the Bible teaches about demons. Closely related to Angelology, Christian Demonology teaches us about the demons, what they are and how they attack us. Satan and his demons are fallen angels, true and real personal beings who wage war against God, the holy angels, and humanity. Christian Demonology helps us to be aware of Satan, his minions, and their evil schemes.
The Bible indicates that the demons are fallen angels – angels who along with Satan rebelled against God. Satan and his demons now look to destroy and deceive all those who follow and worship God. Satan fell from heaven because of the sin of pride, which led to his rebellion against God. The actually time of the fall is not recorded in Scripture and may have occurred outside time as we know it, i.e. before the creation of the world and the creation of time and space.
The angels who fell and became demons had a free will choice to make - God did not force or encourage any of the angels to sin. They sinned of their own free will and therefore are worthy of God's eternal wrath. Considering the fact that Satan “walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8) and knowing that he is not omnipresent, it is logical that he would send forth his demons to do his work in this world
A key Scripture related to Christian Demonology is 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, "And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve."