In the 1960’s, the comedian Flip Wilson had a punch line where he said, “The devil made me do it.” As funny as this was in jest, the reality is that even if someone is oppressed by evil spirits, they are still responsible for their actions.

Someone can choose to embrace and conspire with evil spirits, or they can choose to reject the works of evil. Scripture tells us that if the oppressed, including their enablers, want to be ‘right’ with Jesus, they have to choose righteousness.

Someone who has acknowledged Jesus as their Savior and lives in truth and the repentance of sin, also always has to be accountable. Repenting includes being sorrowful, a sincere desire to change one’s ways, and never having tolerance for evil.

Being double minded, such as when someone states that they are a Christian, and then they represent themselves to others as a blatant sinner without repentance, is worse than someone who has never known Jesus. If someone knows very little or nothing about being a Christian, the example that they see with of words and actions of a self-acclaimed Christian, is what they then perceive to be as a Christian.

James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

1st Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him: But if Baal (a demon), then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

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