I have had my share with evil and I believe that it if it is not of God it is evil. I have been terrorized for over 30 years by a specific demon. God will not instill fear and torment into our lives. That is why I believe my encounter is with a demon. So, The only way to figure this one out is to gain knowledge. What is the demon's purpose on this earth? What powers does he have? The only way to answer these questions is to research the demon, find his beginnings, and what exactly he is capable of doing. I am being punished for a horrible act against God but does the punishment involve demons? This is only a part of what I have found, more to come, later.
Nearly every culture that has been recorded in the history of mankind has had some form or variation of demonic belief. Today the most widely recognized aspects of demonology are derived from Judaic, Christian and Catholic sources. Many archaic stereotypes presented within these religions, as well as the prolific historical inaccuracies long associated with fictional print and media, persist in spite of evidence to the contrary.
Most people today imagine short horns, leathery bat-like wings, long pointy tails and menacing pitchforks to be the common accepted image of demons in general, and Satan in specific. However, this is a far cry from how demons were presented in the past.
Initially, in many of the most ancient cultures of the past, demons were seen as having the capacity for both good and evil. The origin of the word demon, in fact, may have come from Indo-European sources and simply meant 'Celestial Body'.
There has often been confusion when regarding Devils and Demons in many Orthodox traditions. A Devil is an entity who usually fights a goodly and divine authority for control of existence. Many such battles will be settled in an 'End of Time' scenario where the forces of good vanquish the forces of evil.
Demons are much like Angels in that they are lesser beings who are usually under the authority of the prevailing Devil. They are always malevolent in nature, and seek to torment humans with their dark and wicked ways. The means by which they wreak havoc are threefold:
#1: In spiritual form they whisper evil thoughts into a person's mind, trying to corrupt them to do wrong.
#2: In spiritual form they restlessly wander the earth and torment others with their mere appearance.
#3: They actually possess someone and control their actions, usually causing them to harm others, or at the very least, themselves. This is called 'Possession', and even today it wreaks fear in many just by even mentioning it.
Another thing that is usually representative of demons in nearly every culture; they are usually grotesque in appearance, and more than likely half animal at least.
Perhaps one of the greater influences in restoring interest in demons and their study in the mid-20th century was Anton LaVey, the author of the Satanic Bible and the founder of the Church of Satan. LaVey believed that Christianity was a repressed religion, and the true power of Satanic belief was the lack of limits imposed on the believer. LaVey believed that man ought to have the supreme choice over his life, not a God, or any god.
Damned by the gods; feared by man; demons have made their home on earth, and they're here to stay. It seems that I am in a fight for my spiritual sanity. theblogmeister