These six “demons” are from the film “The exorcism of Emily Rose”. Although all the names are found in the Bible, the idea that they are six demons is not biblical.
- was the son of Adam and Eve. He killed his brother Abel and was consequently punished. (Genesis 4:1-24).
- was emperor of Rome from AD54 to AD68. He is famous for his tyranny, extravagance and immorality. He is mentioned in Acts 25:8-26; 26:32; 27:24; 28:19 and Philippians 4:22. His persecutions of the Christians are referred to in 1 Peter 1:6.
- was one of the disciples of Jesus. He betrayed Jesus (Mark 14:43-46) and later killed himself (Matthew 27:3-5).
- was the name an insane man that Jesus healed had given himself (Mark 5:1-20). Legion means “many” and the man thought he was inhabited by many demons.
- means “worthless”. There was an ancient Jewish myth about a demon called Belial. This myth is probably the basis of Paul’s comment in 2 Corinthians 6:15.
- is a Latin word meaning “morning star” or Venus. In Isaiah 14:12, the king of Babylon is described as the morning star. The KJV translates this as Lucifer, which has misled many people into thinking the passage is referring to a supernatural force of evil.
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