As he lies there slowly dying he learns that he is the long lined descendant of Vergil Sparda from the spirit of the man himself.
This meaning focuses on the effects of something, not its origin. Together, all these fallen angels, now called demons, with Satan as their commander, epitomize evil.
But it is just as true, for example, to speak of those who follow lifestyles defiant of chastity as being evil, for even though they may not have a conscious desire to harm other individuals, they still do psychological and spiritual damage, and, in it all, they defy the will of God.
Why Did God Make Hell?
Why did God create hell? Why does God allow people to go to hell? The true answer to these questions, though, is something of a surprise. Consider that when God created all things, He gave all creatures free will so that they could participate in love.
Real love, after all, is an act of will.
Without having free will, we could not love. So, in order to give all of His creation the capacity to love, God gave all of His creation free will.
So, there was Lucifer, an angel with free will. And somehow he decided that he did not want to serve God but rather wanted to serve himself. I want to be free to wield my power for myself. I want to do what I want to do. If you want to be your own king, I will give you a place that you can have all for yourself in the company of those who choose to follow you.
God does not want anyone to go to hell. Furthermore, not being entirely excluded from creation, Satan and evil spirits have the power of influence over souls in this world.
We even have the power, given by Christ Himself to His priests, to cast out demons from all creatures. Demonic Influence or Mental Illness? But the truth is, Jesus knew the difference between a demon and a psychological or medical problem. Moreover, our failing to recognize this difference between a demon and a mental illness has led to many tragic mistakes.
In the times before modern science, it was believed that all mental illness was the result of demonic possession, and the mentally ill were often treated like animals simply because no one knew what to do with them. Physicians lacked the medical knowledge of psychology, and they lacked the faith to cast out demons, so they were essentially helpless.
In contrast, modern science sees everything as a matter of brain chemistry, even to the point of ignoring the psychology of the unconscious. But, in all truth, there are demons and there is mental illness, and it would do us well to understand the difference between them.
To understand this difference, it is important first to understand the unconscious. The Unconscious A brilliant French psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacanhas explained the technical aspects of the unconscious better than anyone. Lacan emphasized the relation of language to unconscious functioning.
As humans, we cannot communicate directly mind-to-mind or soul-to-soul. We have to rely on symbolic communication; that is, language. Language, however, cannot express the fullness of reality; thus much of our experience goes unspoken.
No matter how much we say, and no matter how eloquently we may say it, some aspect of our reality fails to get communicated.
Therefore, the unconscious is a side-effect, so to speak, of our separation from raw reality because our use of language fails to adequately express our reality.
Nevertheless, despite the many misconceptions of the unconscious, let us be clear about what the unconscious is not. Because of our unconscious functioning, however, we are vulnerable to being influenced by evil. Vulnerability to Evil through Psychological Defenses You are vulnerable to the influence of the devil and other demons in proportion to the extent that you are influenced by unconscious psychological defenses.
Your psychological defenses, like the psychological defenses of all of us, were created in your childhood to protect your pride and ego in the face of assaults [ 2 ] from the world.
Unless these defenses are altered through deep personal scrutiny or psychotherapyhowever, they will continue on into your adulthood, like sealed time capsules within your unconscious mind, where they cause you, no matter how old you may be, to act with the selfish desperation of a frightened and angry child.
Note that many defenses are created specifically because of the intense emotional pain of family dysfunction and hypocrisy.
Now, when you act with the selfish desperation of a frightened and angry child, you are acting with a raw self-interest that is very similar to the demonic refusal to serve God.If we attempted to suggest that the Devil was a mortal monster then how is it that he has supposably lived for thousands of years and possesses the powers of disease, deception, death, pain and torment and is permitted by Almighty God to challenge his authority.
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