Ted Pike - A Critical View
January 9, 2012
Rich Porter expresses reservations with Rev. Ted Pike's story.
While I prefer to believe it, I think some of Porter's concerns are valid.
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Porter is in response to my largely positive "Rev. Pike & Wife Battle Satanic Forces"
Here is Rev. Pike's answer to Rich Porter's concerns.
by Rich Porter
Beware of the Ted Pike demonic possession story. As a Christian, alarm bells go off like crazy here.
1. No real Christian would continue as if nothing was going on while his wife is apparently under heavy possession. As a Christian, I would have stopped everything until the possession was spiritually cleaned up. The fact that she killed herself tells me that the possession part of the story may be true. It was certainly not handled correctly in any way by the account given.
2. Mr. Pike states that the demon said the attack was because his wife was protecting him for his work. I am sorry but this is a blatant red flag because it is out of order scripturally. The wife is never the protector for the husband, but the other way round. (Eph 5:23 states the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. That puts the husband in the role of protector because he has that authority) According to the scripture, the husband provides a covering for his wife and also for his family. The Pike account puts things upside down in authority.
3. If Mr. Pike was not able to drive out the demon, he also exhibited no knowledge of what to do next and left his wife in a spiritual state of brokenness. Since he is one with his wife as it states in the scriptures (The two shall become one flesh. Gen 2:24) , then he was spiritually connected to a very dark force. This joining by marriage carries into the spirit as evidenced in this verse: "1 Cor 6:16...That which is joined to a harlot is one body.." This verse is appropriate here because when you are sold out to spiritual devils, (possessed) we say you are a spiritual whore or harlot. Harlotry always represents a spiritual condition of darkness and in the bible,harlots were sold out to witchcraft or possessed by devils as Pikes wife may have been.
We are led to believe that this man is "sane". I find that statement hard to believe given the spiritual conflict with which he was connected through his wife. To me his tolerance of this great evil in his wife is insanity at its worst. Either he has no light in him, and thus no discernment, or he is working for the dark side as well and his wife's spiritual decay was of no real concern to him. The scripture clearly states that "Beelezebub cannot cast out beelezebub or he would be divided." Luke 11:14 The only time a devil required more work to cast out, Jesus said it was because the demon required prayer and fasting. Not once did I see where Mr. Pike claims to have fasted to remove the demons.
3. Not all mankind is satanically possessed. Some certainly are, but some are believers and are filled with the Holy Spirit, making it impossible to be possessed. (Light and dark do not dwell together, and where there is light the darkness flees.)_ God will not dwell in the same place as Satan, thus if a person has the light of God filling his spirit, no devil will stand in the presence of the Holy One.
All people fail but that failure isn't possession. It is the human condition of fleshly corruption. Now that corruption can lead one into worse evils and perhaps you may open the door to possession. If Pike's wife was possessed, she had opened the door to it in some way. These things don't just happen.
One other quick note.
Masonic phallic worship of the ancient mystery religion of Babylon is also involved in the "deified insemination to produce the dark-child". Notice what appears to be an erection in the male statue "Family".
Also notice mother and child, (left) where the shape of the mother holding the child appears to form the "womb" of semiramis.