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Are There Spiritual Realities at Work in Sickness and Disease?

Was the demonic activity and possession during the times of Jesus's time on earth different or unique? Do demons really exist within the spiritual realm today? Are people affected by demonic influence? Can physical and mental illnesses be explained by demonic possession or influence? This week on the Straight Truth Podcast, Dr. Richard Caldwell and Dr. Josh Philpot discuss the topic of demonic possession. The particular focus is on a listener's question as to how this would relate to physical and mental illness today, but also touch on demonic influence in temptation, and the inaccurate, and unhealthy focus that many have with the demonic realm. Dr. Caldwell answers the main question by the listener, in short, by saying not all sicknesses are related to demonic possession or influence. Both Dr. Philpot and Dr. Caldwell give examples from the Bible, from the Gospel of Mark, where we can read of this kind of activity taking place. Dr. Caldwell tells us it is reasonable and understandable, that when we read the New Testament, that these kinds of questions would come to our minds. Today these kinds of issues, that Jesus dealt with, would be either diagnosed as mental illnesses or some sort of physical malady. Looking at the example Dr. Caldwell shares from Mark 9:17-23, he says it is easy to think that this is epilepsy or something similar to that. He shares that what we read about in the New Testament pages of Scripture is definitely different and unique. The manifestation that is described here is most likely given to say something about Christ, more than about the demons. It’s told in such a way to make clear who Jesus was and is. That’s not to say that demons don’t exist today, they do, they are still in this world and active at this time. So some of what is being diagnosed as mental illness or even in some cases as physical problems may have a demonic connection. It is possible, we just don’t know and have no way of knowing, because there are physical problems that have nothing to do with demons as Scripture also shows. We live in bodies of flesh that are subject to sickness, illnesses, diseases, and ultimately death, due to the fall. Therefore, we should never discourage people from seeing a doctor, taking appropriate medicines and those things that are necessary to assist in remedy. What we do know as Christians, for those who already know Christ and are living for Him, is we are not demon-possessed. A Christian cannot be demon-possessed because we have the Spirit of Christ living in us. So then, if the problem were to be demonic, the answer for that person is to know Christ. It is salvation in Christ that is needed; the answer for that person is to hear, know, receive, believe, and submit to the call of the gospel. So, says Dr. Caldwell the spiritual realm is real, and demons do exist within it. People are affected by demonic influence, and it is possible that someone can be demon-possessed. But not all physical and mental illnesses are explained by demon possession or influence. He reminds us to take seriously the warnings that God has given us about our spiritual enemy. We are to do battle with the enemy but not through verbal confrontation with them. We are not given commands or instructions to interact with demons in any way! We are to take advantage of all that God has supplied us with in Christ and the Word of God. We are to battle with what God has given and directed us, our spiritual armor. We are to put it on and stand firm on the ground of the truth. Dr. Philpot and Dr. Caldwell go on to discuss satanic and demonic influence when it comes to temptation in the life of a Christian, with Dr. Caldwell saying that the Bible is gloriously vague about most of this. Yet he gives some thoughts on the subject. They also discuss the infatuation or uncanny fascination many have with latching on to ideas about demon possession, the manifestation of demons and demonic activity.

13 MIN1 d ago
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Are There Spiritual Realities at Work in Sickness and Disease?

How Much Time is Enough for Personal Bible Study?

This week on the Straight Truth Podcast, Dr. Richard Caldwell and Dr. Josh Philpot discuss another listener’s question. Michael wants to know how much time is enough when it comes to personal devotional time. He shares some of the things he regularly does and the approximate amount of time he spends doing them. But then shares that he sometimes feels overwhelmed by this commitment and at other times guilty, for not doing it all. He asks if this amount of time is too much, not enough or just right? Dr. Caldwell says in all honesty, he doesn’t think he can answer the question as asked, whether it’s too much, not enough or just right. He explains that this is an individual issue, each one of us having to weigh this according to our life circumstances, time available, etc. He further explains what’s important to remember is what these times of devotion are for. They are for your own personal worship, study, and growth, but also so that you will go out into the world and live it out....

7 MIN1 w ago
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How Much Time is Enough for Personal Bible Study?

Help Me Explain The Doctrines of Grace

Help Me Explain The Doctrines of Grace | Watch This Episode on YouTube Help Me Explain The Doctrines of Grace. This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages Help Me Explain The Doctrines of Grace. Sermons that will help you think through this process more deeply and sermonsContinue Reading

5 MIN2 w ago
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Help Me Explain The Doctrines of Grace

I Am Afraid to Share My Faith

I Am Afraid to Share My Faith | Watch This Episode on YouTube I Am Afraid to Share My Faith. This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages I Am Afraid to Share My Faith. To hear more about overcoming your fears and being a faithful witness forContinue Reading

7 MIN3 w ago
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I Am Afraid to Share My Faith

Should I Get Baptized a Second Time?

Should I Get Baptized a Second Time? | Watch This Episode on YouTube Should I Get Baptized a Second Time? This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages Should I Get Baptized a Second Time?If there are questions that remain regarding regeneration, repentance, true salvation, and water baptismContinue Reading

9 MINJAN 31
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Should I Get Baptized a Second Time?

Should Christians Date Online?

Should Christians Date Online? | Watch This Episode on YouTube Should Christians Date Online? This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages Should Christians Date Online? The following are sermons by Dr. Caldwell for anyone who would like to dive deeper into the wisdom and discernment needed inContinue Reading

7 MINJAN 24
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Should Christians Date Online?

How Should Christians Choose Their Entertainment?

How Should Christians Choose Their Entertainment? | Watch This Episode on YouTube How Should Christians Choose Their Entertainment? This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages To learn more about how should christians choose their entertainment, developing an informed Christian conscience, understanding Christian liberty and freedom, and aboutContinue Reading

8 MINJAN 17
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How Should Christians Choose Their Entertainment?

Explaining the Trinity to an Unbeliever

Explaining the Trinity to an Unbeliever | Watch This Episode on YouTube Explaining the Trinity to an Unbeliever. This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages To learn more about the Trinity consider listening to the following sermon’s from Founders Baptist Church, where Dr. Richard Caldwell is theContinue Reading

7 MINJAN 10
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Explaining the Trinity to an Unbeliever

The Lord’s Prayer Explained

The Lord’s Prayer Explained | Watch This Episode on YouTube The Lord’s Prayer Explained. This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages To study the Lord’s prayer, gain a deeper understanding of the elements, and a deeper appreciation for the model prayer the Lord has given us, considerContinue Reading

7 MIN2019 DEC 20
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The Lord’s Prayer Explained

Do My Prayers Change God’s Mind?

Do My Prayers Change God’s Mind? | Watch This Episode on YouTube Do My Prayers Change God’s Mind? This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages To hear more on the question: Do My Prayers Change God’s Mind? - consider listening to the sermon links below. The Do'sContinue Reading

6 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Do My Prayers Change God’s Mind?
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Latest Episodes

Are There Spiritual Realities at Work in Sickness and Disease?

Was the demonic activity and possession during the times of Jesus's time on earth different or unique? Do demons really exist within the spiritual realm today? Are people affected by demonic influence? Can physical and mental illnesses be explained by demonic possession or influence? This week on the Straight Truth Podcast, Dr. Richard Caldwell and Dr. Josh Philpot discuss the topic of demonic possession. The particular focus is on a listener's question as to how this would relate to physical and mental illness today, but also touch on demonic influence in temptation, and the inaccurate, and unhealthy focus that many have with the demonic realm. Dr. Caldwell answers the main question by the listener, in short, by saying not all sicknesses are related to demonic possession or influence. Both Dr. Philpot and Dr. Caldwell give examples from the Bible, from the Gospel of Mark, where we can read of this kind of activity taking place. Dr. Caldwell tells us it is reasonable and understandable, that when we read the New Testament, that these kinds of questions would come to our minds. Today these kinds of issues, that Jesus dealt with, would be either diagnosed as mental illnesses or some sort of physical malady. Looking at the example Dr. Caldwell shares from Mark 9:17-23, he says it is easy to think that this is epilepsy or something similar to that. He shares that what we read about in the New Testament pages of Scripture is definitely different and unique. The manifestation that is described here is most likely given to say something about Christ, more than about the demons. It’s told in such a way to make clear who Jesus was and is. That’s not to say that demons don’t exist today, they do, they are still in this world and active at this time. So some of what is being diagnosed as mental illness or even in some cases as physical problems may have a demonic connection. It is possible, we just don’t know and have no way of knowing, because there are physical problems that have nothing to do with demons as Scripture also shows. We live in bodies of flesh that are subject to sickness, illnesses, diseases, and ultimately death, due to the fall. Therefore, we should never discourage people from seeing a doctor, taking appropriate medicines and those things that are necessary to assist in remedy. What we do know as Christians, for those who already know Christ and are living for Him, is we are not demon-possessed. A Christian cannot be demon-possessed because we have the Spirit of Christ living in us. So then, if the problem were to be demonic, the answer for that person is to know Christ. It is salvation in Christ that is needed; the answer for that person is to hear, know, receive, believe, and submit to the call of the gospel. So, says Dr. Caldwell the spiritual realm is real, and demons do exist within it. People are affected by demonic influence, and it is possible that someone can be demon-possessed. But not all physical and mental illnesses are explained by demon possession or influence. He reminds us to take seriously the warnings that God has given us about our spiritual enemy. We are to do battle with the enemy but not through verbal confrontation with them. We are not given commands or instructions to interact with demons in any way! We are to take advantage of all that God has supplied us with in Christ and the Word of God. We are to battle with what God has given and directed us, our spiritual armor. We are to put it on and stand firm on the ground of the truth. Dr. Philpot and Dr. Caldwell go on to discuss satanic and demonic influence when it comes to temptation in the life of a Christian, with Dr. Caldwell saying that the Bible is gloriously vague about most of this. Yet he gives some thoughts on the subject. They also discuss the infatuation or uncanny fascination many have with latching on to ideas about demon possession, the manifestation of demons and demonic activity.

13 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Are There Spiritual Realities at Work in Sickness and Disease?

How Much Time is Enough for Personal Bible Study?

This week on the Straight Truth Podcast, Dr. Richard Caldwell and Dr. Josh Philpot discuss another listener’s question. Michael wants to know how much time is enough when it comes to personal devotional time. He shares some of the things he regularly does and the approximate amount of time he spends doing them. But then shares that he sometimes feels overwhelmed by this commitment and at other times guilty, for not doing it all. He asks if this amount of time is too much, not enough or just right? Dr. Caldwell says in all honesty, he doesn’t think he can answer the question as asked, whether it’s too much, not enough or just right. He explains that this is an individual issue, each one of us having to weigh this according to our life circumstances, time available, etc. He further explains what’s important to remember is what these times of devotion are for. They are for your own personal worship, study, and growth, but also so that you will go out into the world and live it out....

7 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How Much Time is Enough for Personal Bible Study?

Help Me Explain The Doctrines of Grace

Help Me Explain The Doctrines of Grace | Watch This Episode on YouTube Help Me Explain The Doctrines of Grace. This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages Help Me Explain The Doctrines of Grace. Sermons that will help you think through this process more deeply and sermonsContinue Reading

5 MIN2 w ago
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Help Me Explain The Doctrines of Grace

I Am Afraid to Share My Faith

I Am Afraid to Share My Faith | Watch This Episode on YouTube I Am Afraid to Share My Faith. This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages I Am Afraid to Share My Faith. To hear more about overcoming your fears and being a faithful witness forContinue Reading

7 MIN3 w ago
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I Am Afraid to Share My Faith

Should I Get Baptized a Second Time?

Should I Get Baptized a Second Time? | Watch This Episode on YouTube Should I Get Baptized a Second Time? This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages Should I Get Baptized a Second Time?If there are questions that remain regarding regeneration, repentance, true salvation, and water baptismContinue Reading

9 MINJAN 31
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Should I Get Baptized a Second Time?

Should Christians Date Online?

Should Christians Date Online? | Watch This Episode on YouTube Should Christians Date Online? This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages Should Christians Date Online? The following are sermons by Dr. Caldwell for anyone who would like to dive deeper into the wisdom and discernment needed inContinue Reading

7 MINJAN 24
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Should Christians Date Online?

How Should Christians Choose Their Entertainment?

How Should Christians Choose Their Entertainment? | Watch This Episode on YouTube How Should Christians Choose Their Entertainment? This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages To learn more about how should christians choose their entertainment, developing an informed Christian conscience, understanding Christian liberty and freedom, and aboutContinue Reading

8 MINJAN 17
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How Should Christians Choose Their Entertainment?

Explaining the Trinity to an Unbeliever

Explaining the Trinity to an Unbeliever | Watch This Episode on YouTube Explaining the Trinity to an Unbeliever. This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages To learn more about the Trinity consider listening to the following sermon’s from Founders Baptist Church, where Dr. Richard Caldwell is theContinue Reading

7 MINJAN 10
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Explaining the Trinity to an Unbeliever

The Lord’s Prayer Explained

The Lord’s Prayer Explained | Watch This Episode on YouTube The Lord’s Prayer Explained. This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages To study the Lord’s prayer, gain a deeper understanding of the elements, and a deeper appreciation for the model prayer the Lord has given us, considerContinue Reading

7 MIN2019 DEC 20
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The Lord’s Prayer Explained

Do My Prayers Change God’s Mind?

Do My Prayers Change God’s Mind? | Watch This Episode on YouTube Do My Prayers Change God’s Mind? This topic is addressed by Dr. Richard Caldwell on the Straight Truth Podcast Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Related Messages To hear more on the question: Do My Prayers Change God’s Mind? - consider listening to the sermon links below. The Do'sContinue Reading

6 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Do My Prayers Change God’s Mind?
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