Witches, Ghosts and Goblins…Oh, My!

The account of the Gadarene demoniac is a gripping show of the power of Christ over Satan’s demons, it is found in only three of the four Gospels, Matthew chapter 8, Mark chapter 5, and Luke 8. While Matthew indicates that there were two men, all of the accounts for some reason concern themselves with only one of them.

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Demon, an Unclean Spirit, Part 2

“And when He [Jesus] had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit [actually, 3000-6000 of them, see Mark 5:9], who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind him, not even with chains, because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could anyone tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.” Mark 5:2-5.

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Give Thanks

“In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread [revered] Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, Covenant and Combine ourselves together in a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini 1620.”

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