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Re: Protestant Exorcisms - LoneWolfRadTrad - 02-05-2012

(01-19-2012, 02:51 PM)Tim Wrote: I looked for this on the net and couldn't find it, so it's a story, unless someone can back it up.  After the Protestant uprising, a young woman, a Protestant became possessed. Her "ministers" tried to cast out the devil, but were not successful. She was taken to a priest who started the exorcism, which then turned into a competition between him and the "minister. Each took a turn at it, with no good results coming from the "minister's" prayers. Finally the priest was successful with the "minister" admitting he had no success in casting the demon out.

I'm not sure but this story could be an embelishment on the Hugenot girl possessed by Beelzabub. I'm not sure, because I couldn't find the source. 

This may have somethingto do with the limited success for the Protestants;

Mark 9: 37-40

[37] John answered him, saying: Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, who followeth not us, and we forbade him. [38] But Jesus said: Do not forbid him. For there is no man that doth a miracle in my name, and can soon speak ill of me. [39] For he that is not against you, is for you. [40] For whosoever shall give you to drink a cup of water in my name, because you belong to Christ: amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.

tim

Ah, but if one is a heretic, does one truly belong to Christ?  Knowing what Christ is is needed to belong to Him, right?  And a heretic, having flawed understanding of Christ...