Born-again Christians, filled with the Holy Spirit, cannot be possessed by demons, theologians have argued. One of those theologians is Stephen Wellum, professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. “My answer to that would probably be no,” Wellum said in a recent video, responding to whether Christians today can be possessed in ways similar to the accounts described in the gospels.
“To be demon-possessed would mean one is outside of Christ,” he explained. “When you think of Christian salvation, it is depicted in Scripture as a transfer. It is a transfer from being in Adam, and the entire age controlled by sin and death and the devil, and being transferred into Christ. In Christ we are no longer dead in transgressions and sins, we are born of the Spirit, we have new life, we are forgiven of our sins, we are joined to the Savior, we have the power of the Savior,” he stated. READ MORE