"The Devil Made Me Do It"
It would be nice to be able to blame a demon (or the devil) for our sins, but that’s just not possible. The Bible says "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it" (1 Corinthians 1-:13). The Bible also says, "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death" (James 1:14-15).
We understand from this verse that we are drawn away by our own lust and then "enticed." However, if you continually give yourself to lust (e.g. sexual lust), you will almost certainly become oppressed or even possessed (if you're not a Christian) by an unclean spirit (a demon) and you will find yourself consumed with perverted sexual thoughts as you continue to feed that lust. It is then that you will become a slave to sin (see John 8:34) and it just gets worse. Without the mercy of God intervening, it is a ball and chain that will drag you into Hell. You must repent, which means to completely turn from your sin, and then draw near to God so His Spirit can help you live in victory.
I pray that you won't blame demons for your sin and if you are being oppressed or possessed, please get help from a Christian charismatic church or ministry that knows how to deal with the demonic, as it is very real. I have had numerous experiences with demons and know people who have daily interactions with demons and know them extremely well. You can learn more about demons and their origin on my "Demonology" page by clicking on the link in the upper right of this page.
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