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04 January 2014

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Thank you James Paul. I took Ephesians 6: 10-18, as my special Bible passage when I had to deal with my contact with the person under demon possession who had done terrible things but had no memory of doing them.

Ephesians 6:10-18, is an excellent passage for all PNG Christians to learn off by heart.

And as Arnaud Almaric reportedly said in the crusade against the Cathars (Albigensians)..."Kill them all, God will sort them out".

Fine Christian doctrine.

According to accounts written decades later, as the attack began, a soldier asked Amalric how they would be able to tell which Beziers townspeople were Catholics and which were Cathars.

Amalric supposedly answered (in French): “Kill them all. God will recognize his own.”

De Montfort’s army killed virtually every man, woman and child in the town — estimated to be as many as 20,000 people — and burned Beziers to the ground.

The US army special forces used this as a popular catch phrase, and even wore badges marked with this.

http://www.thisdayinquotes.com/2011/07/kill-them-all-and-let-god-sort-them-out.html

More recently, American troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan updated the saying again in the form: “Kill ‘em all. Let Allah sort ‘em out.”

Fr Franco has got it all wrong, witchcraft and demons are not belief, they exist. The Bible mentions them, and for him to say that are just the belief demonstrate his misleading bible teachings, that he and others in his institution has been misleading PNG for centuries. The Bible in book of Ephesians Chapter 6, verses 10 to 12 clearly states that , “10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” NIV bible.
Obviously Fr Franco is no speaking direct from the Bible but from his institution’s deception teachings; and referring to those who teach direct from the bible as fundamentalist. The Protestant churches teaching direct from the bible unlike his institution. They are not fundamentalist, extremisms or radicalisms. Their approach to demons and evil is supposed (I say supposed because not many of them are matured Christians) to go in line with Ephesians Chapter 6, verses 13 to 18, “13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people." NIV Bible.

I'm an Australian Presbyterian who worked as a teacher in PNG for 13 years but I have had personal experience of a lovely person possessed of an evil spirit who under possession has done really terrible things and then had no memory of it.

In the Bible it talks a lot about possession. But most churches in Australia have not had much experience of it. Fortunately we had a Chinese minister at the time and he was able to help me a lot to understand it all.

From my experience I can say that people who get involved with the occult practices can become possessed and under possession can become involved with sickness, death and other horrible things.

I think there is probably a lot of possession in Australia at the moment. Many people are dabbling in the occult and a few are getting caught, often with terrible consequences. I believe many Australians have died as a result.

The Christians of PNG with experience of the occult can understand what I'm saying. Some Australians think I'm just cazy, others don't.

I read all the Bible passages relevant to understanding the occult and possession. The Churches of PNG could help the rest of the world if they used their understanding of the occult and their study of the Bible to explain it to everyone. But then, naturally, many won't listen until they experience it themselves. I wouldn't wish that on anyone!

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