Has there been examples of demons "turning good" in holy scriptures? ?
Much like how Lucifer fell from heaven has there ever an example of the reverse? An evil entity seeking redemption? I know there is works of fiction that explore it but what about in religious texts?
- JustinLv 74 weeks agoBest Answer
Theologically, demons live in a psychological state called 'parrhesia' (Greek: literally, 'all-outspokenness').
This is the psychological state we enter when we 'mature' fully into whatever we are. So it is not inherently bad or good. Angels exist in this state too. It is the state of fully expressed potential. Humans have not entered this state yet, but we can enter it as individuals by completely committing ourselves to either good or evil.
Once we do, there is no 'repentance' because that term implies either reversing course and embracing good or reversing course and embracing evil, (more rare usage). The 'redemption' process in particular is a reference only to rejecting evil and embracing goodness, which includes helping to reverse the damage done by evil as part of a collective system of irreversible goodness, (Romans 8:28). The 'demons' and 'angels' cannot repent because they have achieved their state of 'parrhesia.' There is therefore no 'redemption' possible for demons. There is also no way for existing angels to 'fall' because the test that caused the demons to fall, which the angels survived, brought them both to their state of 'parrhesia.'
You can imagine this psychological state as if you are so confident in yourself that you never stop to question anything at all and nothing ever causes you to do so. Your passion overrides any such obstacle and no doubt exists at all. Psychologists call this 'self-actualization' though this is the most extreme version of it possible, leaving absolutely nothing on the table in terms of expressed potential.
- PubliusLv 74 weeks ago
- DougLv 74 weeks ago
Such a thing cannot happen, since the nature of such entities (as they were created by God) doesn't permit it.Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
- A Yahoo UserLv 74 weeks ago
Not in Christian Scripture
nor in any Christian legend that I have heard.
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- BreakthroughLv 64 weeks ago
demons cannot be redeemed
- 4 weeks ago
How about a satan who still holds the keys to heaven and comes and goes as he pleases?
Religious myths don't have to make any logical sense.
- PrinceLv 44 weeks ago
Fallen Angels(who took wives in genesis) were cast down to hell(bottomless pit) to be in chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment.
“By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;”
1 Peter 3:19
I believe the spirits here refers to the fallen angels.
- MalcolmLv 64 weeks ago
"Demons believe and tremble." James
- 4 weeks ago
the holy texts are works of fiction
- 4 weeks ago
One of the demon pigs that Jesus murdered saw the error of his ways and begged for mercy just before he was drowned by Jesus, but to no avail.