Country-wide Exorcism Performed In Mexico
For what is believed to be the first time ever in Mexico, an exorcism has been performed to chase demons from the entire nation.
But several pastors who are versed on the biblical warnings about the devil and his minions say the territory into which leaders of the Catholic Church recently ventured is unstable.
According to a number of reports, the nationwide exorcism against demons blamed for crime and violence in Mexico was performed by Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez and other clergy, including a Spanish exorcist and demonologist, behind the close doors of the cathedral of San Luis Potosí.
And all this time we thought that the high crime rate was due to the gangs, the corrupt police, the corrupt politicians and the drug cartels.
Archbishop Jesús Carlos Cabrero explained the ritual as a “blessing for the people.”
But exorcist Fr. José Antonio Fortea said the purpose of the rite, known as the “Exorcismo Magno,” was to combat demons who “tempt” people as “sin increases more and more in a country.”
He described the effort as the “first ever carried out in Mexico … to exorcise the powers of darkness, not from a person, but from the whole country.”
Pastor Karl Payne of Antioch Bible Church, who served as chaplain for the Seattle Seahawks football team for 21 years until just recently and is the author of “Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization, and Deliverance,” urges caution in matters of demonology and exorcism.
Payne said, “There is much about demons and deliverance that I do not understand.” (such humility about a non-existent subject) And says he has never met “anyone who owns the block or even the corner on this subject.”
He told WND: “I have never heard of a country-wide exorcism. I do believe that Daniel 10:10-13 indicates that countries can have demonic hosts assigned to undermine the work of God and the people of God doing that work. But I do not see any New Testament teaching on exorcisms being attempted on countries rather than people. This may reflect my lack of understanding on the subject, or someone else’s attempt to extrapolate beyond Scripture.”
Payne believes the ritual will have to be judged by its results.
“If there is country-wide revival and crime goes crashing down after these prayers, maybe others will look up and say, ‘What in the world is going on there?’ If things continue as normal, or get progressively worse, then these religious leaders have set themselves up for ridicule.”
And we will be waiting right here to ridicule them. We will post an update about the crime rate in Mexico. If it goes down more than 50% in the month following the exorcism we will take down FuckThePope.com. Seriously.
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September 28, 2015. To no one’s surprise, the crime rate in Mexico has not gone down. If you thought it would, please seek psychiatric help.