The Fine Line Between Demonic Influence and Illness
By: Dr. S. R. Campos
About the Book
With The Fine Line Between Demonic Influence and Illnesses, Dr. S. R. Campos delves into the complicated message of the Christian gospels. He disputes the widespread consensus among leaders of the Church. There is, he argues, a real and urgent pastoral responsibility to address demonic possession and oppression in the world.
Recent advancements in medicine have found materialist causes for conditions which for centuries of church history were taken to be instances of possession. Epilepsy and schizophrenia are real conditions, and it is important that those inflicted are treated medically. Yet Dr. Campos asserts that demonic influence is also real. Christian believers who don’t wish to pick and choose from the Bible according to their convenience must wrestle with the testimony of the gospels—several of Jesus’ miracles involved the casting out of demons. Dr. Campos draws on his years of experience in deliverance ministry, to show the reader the differences between medical illness and possession. He does so in order to establish a precedent for ministering which is respectful of medical science, but which doesn’t turn its face from the true spiritual presence of evil in the world.
About the Author
Dr. S. R. Campos was called by God into a deliverance ministry more than thirty years ago. He has been privileged to impart the lessons of his experience, in his position as a university professor, to pastors from other ministries. For seven years he served on the board of directors for Gracehouse, a transition home for women. With his wife, Mary Campos, he provides food and clothing to the vulnerable and needful members of his community.
Dr. Campos and Mary have been married for 44 years and have two children, Robert Michael Campos and Leah Marie Compian.