Reading a recent post written by Pastor Anton Bosch at Apprising Ministry (originally published by Herescope), Doctrine of Demons, reminded me of an observation concerning demons and false doctrines, made by a pastor years ago. Wish I could recall who said it or the exact words, but it went something like this;
Demonic doctrines and/or teachings are circular–They never seem to reach “the” point.
And you know, I’ve found that to be absolutely true! The speaker or author may use big fancy theological terms or words but they actually say nothing. After listening to them you momentarily think “wow! that was great…I really learned something”…but afterward you’ll find yourself wondering what it was you really learned or gained! You’re left confused with more questions then answers. God’s word is for every man. God has not given us His word as a puzzle which must be worked out by only an elite few. Demonic teachings or doctrines are invariably complicated–mysterious and hard to grasp. If ‘grasping’ is possible at all. Demonic teachings and doctrines are confusing to the mind and spirit. And if you will but notice, demonic doctrines will always sway you away from the person of Jesus Christ. They are NEVER Christcentric.
Mystical or mysterious ramblings may cause you to wrongly believe you are receiving a ‘new revelation’…but the fact of their difficulty (in understanding) are NOT a mark or sign of them coming from the Holy Spirit–the opposite is true. Holy Spirit imparted truth is never complicated, mysterious or difficult to grasp folks. God has given His word to YOU and I…He wants us to understand it.
Have you ever thought about that?
The article lists what we know about demons and one fact we can be absolutely assured of is demons are the source of ALL false doctrines.
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons. 1Timothy 4:1