Satan’s Attack on the Catholic Church

I was asked to give a devotional dealing with Christ’s healing and driving out demons from possessed people. It seemed that almost as many demon possessed people came to Jesus as came for healing. I have often wondered if there were so many possessed people during Biblical times wouldn’t there be just as many or even more today? I suggested to my small group that there may even be some politicians who could possibly be possessed. They thought I might be fantasying. You be the judge!

I came across an article from the Times, March 11. Chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth says, “The Devil is in the Vatican.” The following is what I read. “Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican’s chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession and that satanic force, has infiltration the Vatican.”

Here is a person who knows the Devil thoroughly, having confronted these 70,000 cases and knows the Vatican intimately. When he speaks of the Devil and of the Vatican, he deserves to be taken seriously. On what basis did he come to these conclusions? He cited these reasons:

  • The ever growing sex abuse scandals within the Roman Catholic Church.

  • The power struggle within the Vatican.

  • The cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church who do not believe in Jesus.

  • Bishops who are linked to the Demons.

(The above is a paraphrase from the article.) I only use the article to point out that there are satanic forces everywhere and not to judge the Catholic Church. If what Father Amorth, who seems to be an authority, is describing what is going on at the Vatican I am sure it is going on everywhere.

We know that there are similar conditions occurring in Washington, D.C. There is a power struggle. There are some who do not believe in Jesus. I know we have had sex scandals but I am not sure about being linked to Demons. It is believed that Nero, Hitler, Stalin and other leaders were, to some degree, influenced by demons. Is it not possible to believe that the world is filled with possessed people in all walks of life? If one person, Father Amorth, can deal with 70,000 possessed people, how many would a thousand Catholic exorcists deal with?

I am reminded of a minister who had an affair. Many found out about it. He lost his job. His wife divorced him. His children refused to associate with him. Two years later he was at the grocery store and ran into the woman with whom he had the affair. He apologized to her and was sorry for the problems that the affair caused. The woman replied—you don’t need to apologize, I knew I could bring you down! My reaction was: There was no excuse for what the minister did but this was a very evil woman. The devil knows who can and who can’t be tempted. Many times Satan’s demons are putting temptations in front of us. Before we yield: Think, is this Satan’s lure? Is he trying to bring me down?

Ephesians 6:12 – “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.” Most of us do not realize the extent that Satan and his demons have infiltrated our world. The Bible says we can do something about it. That is prayer! I have asked Christians to pray that God would send a revival to change people’s hearts. Our nation is going through some perilous times. We need to become a much stronger Christian nation and get back to Christian principles. If you would be interested in praying for a revival, go to Facebook and search “100 prayer warriors” and sign up.

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  1. ken

     /  March 30, 2010

    Is this not exactly what 1 Timothy 4:1-3, 2Timothy 3:1-5, and 2 Timothy 4:3-4 are telling us will and is happening and it is not just the Nation, the government, but also the church and not just the Catholic church. It is every church that Must be on guard. And that is the reason for for 2 Tomothy 4:5 and all need to take to heart. It is slipping away fast and something is behind it!

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  2. Doug Lee

     /  March 30, 2010

    Thanks Don!

    Having been raised Catholic, I find myself sometimes walking on eggshells where Catholicism is concerned in an effort to not offend the millions who follow this faith but the reality is that keeping Christ away from the central focus will always end up in pain and destruction. Are their Catholics, Baptists, and Lutherans etc… who have accepted Jesus Christ and still choose to worship in a specific denomination? you bet! but what we need to be sure of is that we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and that we are aware that Satan is seeking to destroy everything!! We could have a discourse for hours on why people embrace a denomination over the ONE who created all but rest assured, we all know that Satan uses all of this to separate us from one another.

    If we really embrace the scriptures and accept what it says in Ephesians 6:12, we would realize more clearly that it is Satan behind these things and not flesh and blood. To simplify, how about the next time you are deceived by someone; are you mad at them personally or do you realize that they are being tempted and may have in that case given in to Satan’s lies? Do you pray for them and not let their actions steal your peace and Joy? As Jesus said; Love the LORD your God with ALL your heart and Love your neighbor as yourself! Do you? I often fall short but pray that I would realize that our battle is against the evil one and not the person God created!

    Blessings-

    Doug

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  3. ken

     /  April 4, 2010

    Follow up to first comment. Does the rest of 1 & 2 Timothy give us the rest of the problems that Paul points out that these deciving spirits and things taughr by demons? Referance to 1 Timothy 4:1-3.

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  4. Ghost of Makaveli

     /  June 5, 2010

    Corrections

    Ken, you are absolutely right except, and with respect because our souls are at stake, the Catholic Church has taken upon herself a special calling. The book of Revelation, which is written in code explains her role and that of satan. The code cannot be understood without the books of the Old testament.

    I would say more but I may offend. It’s up to you all to search out truth yourselves. The righteous will understand…

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  5. Darlene

     /  October 5, 2010

    I myself was baptised and raised in a Catholic family. One of my observations being raised Catholic was the fact that my parents made me scared to death of God. Everything was fear based. My perception of God as a youngster was if I got into trouble, I was scared to death I was going to go to hell. My growing up years were full of stress and unnecessary anxiety. It wasn’t until I got into my early 30’s, that I began to search and understand the truth about God. I began to realize that God is loving and merciful. I learned that we are saved by grace and not our works. I learned that the catholic faith (in my own opinion of course) is nothing but a bunch of traditions and rituals. I went to a baptism for one of my nephews in a catholic church and noticed that their wasn’t a Bible around, just a Catholic Bible. I have noticed that most of my family who are catholic believe that the Bible isn’t to be taken- literally. Has anyone ever just watched Sister Angelica on TV as she repeats the rosary over and over….. I mean, its enough to bore you to tears and make you fall asleep. None of these rituals are edifying, passionate, and by far producing good fruit. The Bible talks about not following after the Traditions of Man and Idol Worship. Praying to Mother Mary.. Worshipping Mother Mary…Where is any of that Biblical??? Praying to Saint Christopher– Where is that Biblical? To me, this is all the devils way of keeping people in such churches distracted and far away from Gods Love and Truth. Again, this is my own experience and in no way is this meant to offend anyone. Just my own personal experience and I guess my point is that l learned more about my Heavenly Father and My Savior Jesus Christ outside of the Catholic Religion. I once went to Borders book store as I belonged to a Fellowship and was doing a teaching on a particular topic. As I was browsing amongst the books, I stumbled on a book titled: “I would rather lose faith in God, than to lose faith in the Catholic church.” It blew my mind. So, After seeing that book title, in my mind I wondered, why go to Church? Who or what is being worshipped their???? Thoughts???

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  6. Darlene

     /  October 5, 2010

    Final Thought- I just want to reinforce my last post to say I am not in any means putting down people who belong to the catholic faith. I know alot of wonderful people who are catholics and most of my family are catholic. These are just my own thoughts and concerns about the religion. Most of us only go as far as we have been taught- spiritually. In my own case, I knew I needed and desired answers for myself as I was very unfulfilled and full of ignorance as I was getting my parents own- Private interpretation.

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  7. rose

     /  May 26, 2012

    there are many more books that you can read to get a well rounded education about this matter. satanic attacks on the catholic is a place to start. Believe me, I went through the soul searching and after looking at all the evidence on both sides, I was brought back to the catholic church.

    god bless,

    rose

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    • Cidalia

       /  May 20, 2014

      I agree with you there, Rose. Some will point to the satanic attacks and think, “this can’t be a true Christian church.” I asked, “why is Satan so keen on attacking the Catholic church over and above all the other Christian churches we see?” This led me to continue in my belief that it the True Church.

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