Friday, January 28, 2011
Overpowering word of exorcism
And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him. (The Gospel of Mark 1:23-25)
"Jesus' word, presented with a sovereign authority which permitted neither debate nor theoretical reflection..." - William Lane
The demon tried to engage Jesus in a discussion-a tactic of the Devil and his demons. Jesus said- "Shut up...get out of him."