Meaning of Demon (What it is, Concept and Definition)

What is Demon:

Devil It is a word that comes from Greek daimonmeaning non-personified ‘genius’ or ‘spirit’. This genius or spirit can also be understood as a force, but never as a person with a will or a character.

Due to the fact that the gospels tell different stories about exorcisms performed by Jesus, the belief has spread that demons are always negative or diabolical forces, or are the devil himself. However, these should not be confused with the personification of the devil.

Demons, geniuses or spirits They can be good or bad. In the field of spiritual beliefs, it is believed that demons, as a non-personalized force, act through people in the form of the possessionand, therefore, they can drive them to both creation and destruction, both good and evil.

Now, in both cases, the “demon” must be freed so that the possessed person can once again use their will and freedom.

In the time of Jesus, epilepsy was considered a demon, since it supplanted the will and conscience of the subject. In the same way, many diseases that generated this effect in people were caused by demonic forces.

These types of forces must be distinguished from the concept of devil. The word Devil It always refers to the one or thing that divides, separates or slanders.

Many times he is personified through the figures of Satan either Lucifer, ‘adversary’ of God and man. On the other hand, a demon, genie or spirit has no entity, plans or will of its own. Therefore, he does not constitute a character.

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How to cite: Imaginario, Andrea (08/24/2020). “Meaning of Demon.” In: Available in: https:///demonio/ Consulted:

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