June 19, 2022
We all have been there — waiting for medical test results. So much energy is put into testing in medicine. Why? Because in order to cure someone of a disease, you have to correctly identify the problem.
The is true socially, emotionally and spiritually as well. Until we can name the issue we cannot possibly begin to cure it. To put it more spiritual language, until we name the evil (or demon), we cannot exorcise it. In Luke 8, Jesus does exorcise a demon, but only after getting the demon to say its name.
After some background about how evil is identified in the Bible, Pastor Rob reflects on the connection of naming, curing and loving.