Was the Colorado killer demonically possessed or influenced? A reader sent the following news items:
“Was he (Holmes) demon-possessed? Was he influenced? We don’t know. We can’t see into the spiritual realm. But I would say at the very minimum, Satan was whispering in his ear if not fully controlling his heart,” said Stier.
The governor, when talking about the alleged shooter, did not mince words. He described Holmes as being “demonic” and “twisted” adding that he was “almost as a terrorist.”
“He looks demonic,” David Sanchez said after Holmes’ bizarre, semicatatonic first court appearance in Colorado, where prosecutors are considering the ultimate punishment.
“He had demonic eyes. There’s something crazy about him. “He sat there so calm. So remorseless.
“It’s like he’s not even human.”
BATMAN killer James Holmes stared with demon eyes as he faced his victims’ families yesterday.
One does not need to be a Satanist nor embrace The Satanic Bible to be influenced by Satan. And there have been others that have made the news for what appears to be fairly severe demonic influence (see Man-Eating Zombies? No, But Likely Demonic Influence).
Whether or not the Colorado shooter was demonically-possessed is uncertain. Some who are so possessed have a different appearance, at least at times (cf. Matthew 8:28; Mark 5:2-5; Luke 8:27; 9:39), so it is certainly possible that he was or is.
But as far as being Satanically-influenced, notice the following scriptures about Satan, his desires, and his influence:
44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. (John 8:44)
1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. (Ephesians 2:1-3)
9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:9)
While Satan has deceived the whole world, those who are not properly converted remain under his influence.
Satan is opposed to God, the truth of God, and the laws of God. The Colorado shooter was influenced by Satan.
My prayers continue to go out for the victims of this Satanically-inspired tragedy.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Close Encounters of a ‘Spirit’ Kind discusses some experiences I believe were (demon) ‘spirit’ related.
Mardi Gras: The Devil’s Carnival? Do you know that in Bolivia the carnival/Mardi Gras time is part of a celebration known as the Devil’s Carnival? Did Jesus celebrate Carnaval? Where did it come from?
What is the Meaning of Life? Who does God say is happy? What is your ultimate destiny? Do you really know? Does God actually have a plan for YOU personally?
Christian Soldiers How are Christians to be like soldiers? How are they to be different?
What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
Are You Saved? Do You Love Jesus? What is a True Christian? What is the Gospel? Evangelist Richard Ames answers those important questions.
True vs. False Conversion Are you really converted or willing to be? What is true conversion? What is false conversion? What are the dangers of false conversion? Evangelist Roderick Meredith provides information on those important questions.
Military Service and the Churches of God: Do Real Christians Participate in Carnal Warfare? Here are current and historical perspectives on a matter which show the beliefs of the true church on military participation. Is war proper for Christians?
The Ten Commandments Reflect Love, Breaking them is Evil Some feel that the ten commandments are a burden. Is that what Jesus, Paul, Peter, James, and John taught?