Should a person go to deliverance services?


What's you take on deliverance? Do you think it's advisable for a person to go to deliverance services? Once someone gives their life to Christ do they need deliverance? I am asking this on behalf of my friend.


Deliverance services are not mentioned in the Bible, which should begin to give you a hint. Not having a biblical definition, I did some research and found that these are services where people claim to remove demons from a person's life. That then leads to an obvious question: Are demons still possessing people today? See: Demoniacs for an explanation of why God says they no longer happen. Even if you insist that demon possession must continue today, it would still leave unanswered how a demon could take possession of a child of God. See: How can I overcome the fear of being possessed by a demon? for a discussion of this topic.

People who claim to be removing demons from a person's life are basically playing on people's fears while practicing fakery.

Other articles from other preachers that you can read on this topic are:
Demons and Demon Possession
Demons: Ancient Superstition or Historical Reality?
The Theology of Demons
Were the Pharisees Able to Exorcise Demons?
The Bible Teaching About Demons
Are demons still present today?