Townsend Satan and Demons

Townsend Satan and Demons

Townsend wrote Satan and Demons, and its 12 chapters deals with Demonism in the Bible (both Satan and his demons). It explains demon possession and some practical points of God allowing Demons on mankind like a disease.

Townsend wrote Satan and Demons, and its 12 chapters deals with Demonism in the Bible (both Satan and his demons). It explains demon possession and some practical points of God allowing Demons on mankind like a disease.

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Townsend Satan and Demons

By Townsend

SATAN AND DEMONS.

BY PROFESSOR L. T. TOWNSEND, D. D.
CINCINNATI: JENNINGS & PYE. NEW YORK: EATON & M.A.I.N.S. 1902

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being under stood by the things that are made.”—Paul.

“Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth he hath but a short time.”—John.

“Are we sure that all our discoveries respecting the spiritual world within us may not be appealed to in confirmation of a new demoniac system 7”—Frederic Denison Maurice.

“No one who acknowledges demoniacal things can deny demons.”—Ralph Cudworth.

CONTENTS of Townsend Satan and demons

I. INCREDULITY.

Popular unbelief–Easy but unwise to be skeptical as to what cannot be seen— A renaissance of the belief in Satan is among the probabilities—Frederic Denison Maurice’s question 11

II. 1. THE BIBLE AND DEMONISM-SATAN.

The Bible an authority with many—The evident intention of Bible writers—Satan’s exaltation—His wickedness—His doom, 17

III. 2. THE BIBLE AND DEMONISM-DEMONS.

Demons were once angels—They have great power and different abodes—Demoniacal possessions—Demonism under new forms —Demons a united confederacy—One of two conclusions—Impossibility of evading the New Testament teaching—Satan and demons are not myths 24

IV. PHYSICAL NATURE AND DEMONISM.

The physical universe a teacher of religious truth—Pests in the vegetable king dom—Pests in the animal kingdom— Disease-producing microbes that afflict the human family—Pests and malicious microbes types of evil spirits—Facts that free the doctrine of Satan and demons from skeptical criticism 84

V.1. HUMAN NATURE AND DEMONISM-INSTINCTIVE BELIEFS

The Creator’s purpose – Belief in demons widespread and persistent—The moral argument the same as for the Divine existence and immortality—Why have men believed in Satan and demons?—Why did Christ and his disciples believe in demonism?–Scientific conclusion 42

VI. 2. HUMAN NATURE AND DEMONISM-FACTS OF EXPERIENCE.

Experiences of mankind—The inebriate—The youthful transgressor — The gambler — The “unfortunate ’’ woman—The vicious and vile woman—The suicide—Confessional—A group of facts– Murderous footprints 51

VII. PSYCHISM AND DEMONISM.

Experimental psychology—One mind can influence another—If good angels and the Holy Spirit can influence humanity, why can not Satan?—Psychic research and the invisible world 66

VIII. DEITY AND DEMONISM.

Difficult questions—Several propositions as to God’s relation to demonism—God is ruler — Satan and demons not eternal, innocent when created, became sinful by yielding to temptation—The tendency of sin is towards more sin, and if long continued, no reform is probable—Sin limits power and entails deformity–Satan and demons limited in range and power— Their kingdom a confederacy—Possible method of communication suggested by recent discoveries 72



IX. 1. CHRIST AND DEMONISM-THE BEGINNING OF SIN AND REJECTION of CHRIST.

The temptation—The command to worship the Logos—The rationale of the first transgression – Temptation resisted is beneficial, yielded to is sin–Opportunity to reform 83

X. 2. CHRIST AND DEMONISM- Consummation of Wickedness.

Great crimes the penalty of smaller ones— Satan’s assault on humanity–Satan’s attempt to destroy Christ—The failure—The forfeiture of mercy —The banishment “ 95

XI.1. IMMUNITY—STUDIES IN PATHOLOGY

The Creator arranges for all emergencies— Different methods of protection — Microbes, harmless and malignant—Difference in health and disease — Helpful bacteria 107

XII.2. IMMUNITY—CORRESPONDENCES AND BIBLE THERAPEUTICS.

Pathological and spiritual antiseptics—Violation of laws of physical and spiritual health—Old age, its physical and spiritual condition—Physical decline and spiritual decay—Physical and spiritual health affords immunity—Microbes and demons may be of service—Physical and spiritual regeneration —The function of natural health and spiritual agencies—Necessary seclusion—The Bible a treatise on spiritual therapeutics — Old Testament prescriptions, Moses and the prophets—New Testament prescriptions, Christ and the apostles 117

1. Incredulity
2. The Bible and Demonism – Satan
3. The Bible and Demonism – Demons
4. Physical Nature and Demonism
5. Human Nature and Demonism – Instinctive Beliefs
6. Human Natuer and Demonism – Facts of Experience
7. Psychism and Demonism
8. Deity and Demonism
9. Christ and Demonism – The beginning of sin and rejection of Christ
10. Christ and Demonism – Consumation of Wickedness
11. Immunity – Studies in Pathology
12. Immunity – Correspondeces and Bible Therapeutics



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