Is Sickness Demonic?

In the Gospel we find many accounts of individuals who suffered from disease, epilepsy (Mat 17:14-18), muteness (Mat 9:33), blindness (Mat 12:22), self cutting (Mrk 5:5), fever (Luk 1:33-36) yet these same individuals found their wellness after Jesus (or a disciple) had delivered them of a demonic spirit (Mat 8:16). This inescapable subject has brought forth many questions and even more interpretations of the same scriptures. Many common questions include:

  • Are all modern illnesses demonic?
  • Are only some of them demonic?
  • If someone is sick or mentally ill do they simply need demonic deliverance to be healed?
  • Are we super-spiritualizing medical issues with the idea of demons?
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