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On the internet there is a website titled demonbuster.com. Mr. Stan Madrak is the founder. Sadly, demonbuster.com is NOT a paradoy site.
Below is a quote from his website:
"HOW YOU CAN, AND DO, HAVE DEMONS - EVERYONE HAS DEMONS, NO EXCEPTIONS (so this includes all Christians)." These are all his words! Satan has deceived and defeated Mr. Madrak!
"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." John 8:36
This man has ''seen'' demons manifest, but instead of casting them out, he plays games with them. If what he says is true then HE HAS A DEMON HIMSELF AND HE HAS CASTED OUT DEMONS WITH THE HELP OF DEMONS WHICH IS IMPOSSSIBLE!!!!
The funny thing is that he honestly thinks that he is untouchable.
Stan Madrak claims that people who laugh at him get punished by God (http://www.demonbuster.com/mockers.html) and he obssesed with hating visual art, owls, candles, dolls, frogs OH MY!!! (http://www.demonbuster.com/idols.html) Of course he backs up his claims with twisting scripture out of contex, the Pigs in the Parlor book and the root fallacy (especially with his wacky view of idols that even people like the amish orthodox jews and muslims would laugh in his face!).
For example he points to Deuteronomy 14:7-19 and a story of a a little girl who allegedly suffered from nightmares until toy frogs and owls in her bedroom were thrown out, as the animals in question are "types of demon spirits" to back up his wacky view. Madrak also says: "Been sick a lot in your life? Can't sleep at night? If you look around your house, you may find pictures and the like of frogs and owls. Oh No! Not my ceramic frogs and owls? YES! The Bible says that owls and frogs are abominable things (http://www.demonbuster.com/miracle.html)." So much for God looking down upon Creation and saying, "It is good." I can just picture the Madraks' toddlers playing with a See-'n'-Say. They pull the string, watch the arrow spin around and land at an animal: "The duck says: 'Quack! Quack!'" Pull it again: "The cow says: 'Moooo!'"
Pull it again: "The frog says: "I AM A DEMON! BOO!' or this:
Nearly Everything is a demon according to this Madrak guy!
Stan Madrak also says "You do not have to have your demons cast out to make it to heaven, but it sure makes your life down here better." Ok, then why dont I kill myself now with ''demons'' in me due to liking certian visual art styles, having dolls in my home and go to Heaven? Thats pretty dumb, Mr. Madrak!
Once again Mr. Madrak rants on dolls: "Look through your home as you pray and the Lord will let you know what items need to be destroyed that have become an idol to you. Any type of collection - dolls (roots come from voodoo) (http://www.demonbuster.com/idols.html)"
YOU GOTTA BE JOKING WITH ME, STAN! Dolls have many functions, putting pins into them isn't what 'voodoo' (or Vodun) actually means! Do some research!
And one of the funniest and craziest of them all (are you ready for this?): "DEPRESSION IS A DEMON. Handle this demon like any other demon. Cast him OUT, in the name of Jesus. Go to a THESAURUS and look up DEPRESSION. All the names listed are names of demons. Cast them OUT too." Once again here he demostrates the root fallacy, failure to provide scripture, and fails to do his homework.
Main Entry: depression
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: An area sunk below its surroundings.
Synonyms: basin, concavity, dip, hollow, pit, sag, sink, sinkhole
Source: Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition
Main Entry: depression
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: A period of decreased business activity and high unemployment.
Synonyms: recession, slump
Source: Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition
hollow, dip, dent, impression, dimple, indent, slump, recession, decline, downturn, slide, poverty, unhappiness, despair, sadness, downheartedness, misery, hopelessness, melancholy, dejection, gloominess....That's a lot of them there demons isn't it? so i guess dents in our cars are demons?! I guess people living in poverty are demons too?!! Why do demons have English names? You'd think they'd speak some kind of Semitic language, maybe a Hebrew dialect.
Are you seeing the heresy that Madrak is spitting out here?
Has even talked to thearapists or looked up what depression REALLY is?! More Importantly where in the bible can you find me where depression is a demon? Just like the infamous Jack Hyles crowd, Madrak also claims that rock music is demonic.
Mr. Madrak and his followers are just paranoid. One thing, they deny the efficacy of Christ’s work on the cross, saying that on top of this we need to have "seven steps to freedom” to be truly free. The proponents of deliverance ministries change John 8:36 from, "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed,” to "So since the Son sets you partially free, we can help you become free indeed.” Will we trust Scripture when we read a truth such as this and place its authority over that of the men who are at the root of the deliverance ministries or will we mistakenly trust them to have the answers God "forgot” to give us in His written word? If we have not been set free completely from the moment of our conversion, then Jesus was nothing more than a deluded liar who tricked people into believing in His power yet denied them the full effect, hoping they would find their own way through their own works to final, complete salvation. We must remember that Peter tells us, "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” If we are going to place our trust in this truth God has revealed to us in the Bible, this leaves no room for additions of teachings to what the Bible says. Because of this stance, we must repudiate teachings about demons that try to convince us that a Christian can be demon-possessed from within. This basic, yet faulty, foundation of all deliverance ministries has led to a plethora of misinformation to flood even mainstream local churches. The Madrak crowd also says we need to renounce the sins of our ancestors because their sins open doors for demons to attach themselves to us. The entire hubbub has grown out of a misunderstanding of Exodus 20:4-6. "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” From this passage, with an emphasis on verse 5, many have determined that there exist "generational curses” where if your father sinned, then you will be cursed because of his sins. Because of this, you must not only renounce all of your own sins to be safe, but also that of every relative of yours who might have let a demon into the family. But, as with all Scripture, we must take it in context within the passage and within the Bible as a whole. Does this mean that you can be punished for the sin your father committed? How can we reconcile this thinking with the following passage from Ezekiel? He will not die for his father's sin; he will surely live. But his father will die for his own sin, because he practiced extortion, robbed his brother and did what was wrong among his people. Yet you ask, `Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?' Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live. The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him. (Ezekiel 18:17-20) If we buy into the concept of generational curses, then this passage directly contradicts it and the Bible is in error. However, we know that the Bible is not in error so it must be the concept men devised that is in error. This passage in Ezekiel actually sheds light on the passage in Exodus. The reason Exodus talks about the children down to the third or fourth generation being cursed because of the sins of the father can be easily seen in our society today. Ungodly parents (those who hate God) raise their children in ungodly ways and those children in turn raise their children in ungodly ways. This cycle is only stopped when the son does "what is just and right” and who keeps God’s decrees. This person is no longer one who hates God, but one who loves God and will then enjoy the benefits of God’s favor to thousands of their generations. Sin is the generational curse we are all born with. Breaking this generational curse doesn’t require us to renounce demons or pray certain prayers. All we need to do in order to break this generational curse is to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and to follow God and His ways.
Can a Christian Be Demon-Possessed?
Mr. Madrak believes in the concept that a demon can live inside of a believer. His belief on this is summarized by the late Merrill Unger when he wrote: "But who dares assert that a demon spirit will not invade the life of a believer in which the Holy Spirit has been grieved by serious and persistent sin and quenched by flagrant disobedience? The demon enters, it is true, as a squatter and not as an owner or a guest or as one who has a right there.” However, a look at the incidences of demonization in the Bible does not confirm this stance. The idea of demons indwelling humans occurs in the Bible under three terms: demonized, having a demon and having an unclean spirit. By reading these accounts with their parallels in other Gospels and the incidences in Acts, you will see that in each of the cases where these terms were used, the demon spirit was indwelling and in control of the person in question. None of these people had previously met Jesus and this was before the cross so the Holy Spirit had not yet been given to believers. Because of these two things, we know that none of these indwelt persons were believers. The moment we accept Christ, the Holy Spirit (God Himself) comes to live inside of us. How can we think that the Holy God would share His residence with demons? 1 Peter 2:9 tells us, "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” If we have been called out of the darkness and into light, as a child is born from the darkness of the womb into the light of life, how can we have darkness come back to dwell in us? There is a clear separation that occurs when someone becomes a believer. "But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.” Notice here that the setting free is complete and has already been accomplished. We no longer have any obligation to sin and therefore no obligation to demonic spirits. If we do have the capacity to be subjected to the indwelling of a demonic spirit, then Jesus Christ is not sovereign and the Holy Spirit we have inside of us is merely a sham. We are not ping pong balls in a celestial game going on between God and Satan, with Satan scoring from time to time on God. No, if we have been delivered at all, we have been delivered from all, or we have been delivered from nothing. If He cannot protect us, He is an impotent god. If He chooses not to save us, He is cruel God who doesn’t care if we go back under the heavy hand of the enemy and who needs Man to step in and deliver us from this evil. If we truly believe this is who God is, then we cannot maintain a belief in the lies of demonic possession inside a christian. What can demons do to a believer? Well, after the book of Acts, we see no other encounters with demons. And, more importantly, we do not see any teachings about demons. We are told to stand firm and resist the devil, but we have no commands to "bind” or "command” demons to do anything. One verse where James gives us instructions about how to deal with the devil is, "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7) Does resisting the devil mean that we are to bind him? Does this mean we are to command him? Does this mean we are to rebuke him? Nowhere in this verse do we see anything about binding, commanding or rebuking the devil. We are told only to resist him. What further advice does James give us about exactly how we are to do this resisting? "Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” (James 4:8-10) In 1 Peter 5:8-9 we see the same pattern given. "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” Peter’s method for resisting the devil is to stand firm in the faith. We do not see him giving steps to freedom. We do not see him giving prayers of renunciation. We do not see him telling us to renounce generational curses. In fact, if you look at this passage closely, along with that in Ephesians 6 about the armor of the Lord, it becomes clear that our role in regards to Satan is not one of offense, but of defense. We have to agree with one who participated in a "Freedom in Christ” seminar when he said, "Nowhere in scripture [sic] does God say to Satan, ‘your adversary, the Christian spiritual warrior, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking a demon to devour’. Yet this is exactly the mindset that characterizes Stan Madrak's Demonbusters.com ministry. He and his followers have no authority to be claiming such demonic influences in Christians and they have no biblical leg to stand on in regards to the binding of demons they do. We must continue to measure the truth we believe by the unchangeable standard of the written word of God. Experience-based "knowledge” that does not line up to the Bible always puts in the goodness of God who has indeed provided us with "everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (2 Peter 1:3) Let us rely on what He has provided and not on any experiences that mislead us as well as the root fallacy and misquoring scripture out of contex.
THE MAIN FLWAS OF MR. MADRAK'S DEMONBUSTERS.COM MINISTRY:
1. the authority of the believer
2. the ability for Christians to be indwelt by demons
3. the practice of commanding and binding demons
4. The Root Fallacy (especially when it comes to Idolratry)
5. naming the Demons with unbiblical names
6. thinking frogs and owls are demons
7. twisting scripture out of its contex
8. basing his beliefs on testimonies in the 'Pigs in the parlor' book (which is filled with poor research)
Source: http://DEMOBUSTER.COM STAN MADRAK
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