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Do demons know the future?

January 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

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The Future: Do Demons Know in Advance?   Dear Fr. Fortea, do demons know the future? No. Demons do not have knowledge of future events. In addition, what belongs to human freedom is undetermined; they do not know in advance our free choices. However, since their intelligence is far superior to ours, they can often predict the future simply by observation and deduction. With their superior intelligence,... Read More

Where are demons located?

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Dear Fr. Fortea, where are demons located? Demons–like the souls of deceased human beings–do not occupy space. This does not mean, though, that they are in some other physical dimension. What does being or not being in a dimension mean for a spirit? They are not anywhere. They exist, but they are not “here” or “there” in a physical sense. A demon is said to be in a place when it acts in... Read More

What does a demon think about?

November 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

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Dear Fr. Fortea, what does a demon think about? Every demon retains the intelligence of its angelic nature. Demons know and inquire with their minds about the material and spiritual worlds, the real and conceptual worlds. As spiritual beings, demons are eminently intellectual; there is no doubt that they are deeply interested in conceptual questions. They know very well that philosophy is the most... Read More

Why did God put the demons to the test?

November 13, 2012 by  
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Dear Fr. Fortea, why did God allow the angels to be put to the test? Luc Viatour / www.Lucnix.be The real question is, why did God not grant all the angels the Beatific Vision from the first moment of their creation? Why did He take the chance that some of them would rebel against Him and become demons? God could have created angelic spirits and immediately given them the grace of the Beatific Vision.... Read More

What do demons do with their time?

October 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

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Dear Fr. Fortea, what do demons do with their time? In the world of demons, like that of people, some do one thing and others do different things. Demons, of course, cannot build houses, grow food, construct machines, nor do any of the things human beings spend so much time on. Most of the time, demons occupy themselves with going deeper into the world of knowledge, in having relationships among themselves,... Read More

Do Demons Experience Time?

October 23, 2012 by  
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Do Demons Experience Time? Dear Father Fortea, do demons experience time like we do? Yes, in a sense. As pure spirits, angels and demons exist outside of earthly, material time. However, they do experience a type of “spiritual” time–“a before and an after” to their acts of understanding and will. Whenever we speak of “before” and “after,” we are speaking of some sort of time. This... Read More

Are all demons the same?

October 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

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Dear Father Fortea, are all demons the same? Are there differences between them regarding power, personality, and things like that? No. We have already discussed that each demon sinned in a certain way and with a determined intensity. While the angelic rebellion against God had its roots in pride, from this root other sins grew. This can be clearly seen during an exorcism, when the particular demons... Read More

What is a demon?

October 13, 2012 by  
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Dear Father Fortea, can you explain what exactly is a demon? Do they have bodies? Where did they come from? A demon is a spiritual being of an angelic nature that has been condemned for eternity due to his rebellion against God. As pure spirits, demons are not made up of matter. Because they do not have bodies, demons are not inclined to any “sins of the flesh” (i.e., it is impossible for them... Read More

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