Demon which means an evil spirit or devil which could possess a person is one of the most dreaded beings in the world of spiritualists. All religions have their exorcism methodology to get rid of this being.
However, a Nigerian on a popular forum, Nairaland, asked a question, “Can a born again Christian be possessed by demon?“.
Below are some comments from other users of the platform. Feel free to drop your comment at the end of the article.
peggywebbs: Yes it is very possible. You have to understand why people get possessed by spirits in the first place. I think sin is what leaves you open to evil spirits. Being born again does not make you sinless. I think we all sin and that is why we should every now and then cleanse our hearts. Ask for forgiveness and even sometimes do personal deliverance to keep ourselves clean so evil does not find a way.
jesusjnr2020: Impossible! Except the person is not truly born-again.
alBHAGDADI: A born again Christian can never be possessed by demons. To understand why, you have to first understand what it means to be born again.
Remember, you were given birth to by your fleshy parents. But the day you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and believe you can never lose your salvation, that’s the day you become born again. It means God has adopted you into his spiritual family. He has given birth to you, which is a new birth or a second birth hence the term born again.
John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
The verse above says God is a spirit. This means that what he gives birth to will be a spirit as well. Just as your parents are flesh, they gave birth to a flesh which is you. So, the moment you become born again, your spirit changes and is overtaken by the Holy Spirit of God which will now dwell inside of you. With the Holy Spirit inside of you, no foul spirit or demon can possess you, never. That’s why a born again Christian can never run mad.
Sadly, false Pentecostal Churches preach that the moment you stop sinning, that’s the moment you become born again, adding that once you sin, you stop being born again until you repent again. That is a lie. You become born again once you accept Jesus as your saviour and believe you can never lose your salvation. Once that happens, the Holy Spirit abides in you forever, whether you sin or not. If the Holy Spirit is in you and you sin, you will only be briefing him, which is not good, but he will never leave you because he’s inside of you for a purpose which is to seal you unto the day Jesus returns to redeem you.
Ephesians 4:30 kjv
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
However, demons can influence you. A person who operates under demonic influence can receive you into committing sin. That’s why it is good to always put on the armour of God which is his word the Bible.
Franzinni: Born again is a title .. righteousness is a way of life…
A born again can backslide if they are not living righteously.