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Matthew 8:28 And when he came to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass that way.

There has been much diversity in the body of Christ whether or not a christian can be demon possessed. Much misunderstanding has resulted from the use of the word “possessed”.

Possessed is to own, characteristic or attribute, to gain or exert influence over. To dominate, to control or maintain in a given condition. To be influenced or controlled, as by an idea or emotion. When using the word possessed as in ownership, a Christian cannot be possessed for we’re bought with a price by the shielding of the blood of Jesus (1st Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s). If you use the word possessed as in an attribute of quality of character, yes, a Christian can be possessed.  We must keep in mind we are either serving God or we’re serving Satan. It’s a different between ownership and to be controlled.

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