Thursday, January 18, 2007
Holtz On The Efficacy of Jesus' Exorcisms
Holtz.AAC.2002: "Jesus apparently admits [Lk 11:24-26] that his cures for demonic possession are often not permanent." Whether a person can be possessed again depends on whether that person freely accepts the Holy Spirit, and not on Jesus' power. Holtz might then argue that this betrays psychosomatic faith healing, but that is not consistent with the data, as I have posted previously.