Why Did Demons Ask Jesus for Pigs? // Ask Pastor John

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When Jesus comes, he brings deliverance, freedom, grace, and power. But some people prefer what life is like without him. A listener named Calvin from Singapore writes us today with a Bible question on Matthew 8. “Pastor John, my question is over Matthew 8:28–34. In this text, why did the demons ask Jesus’s permission to be sent into the pigs, when those pigs would be immediately drowned? Where else would they have gone? And where did they go after ‘the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the waters’? This has always perplexed me!” Pastor John, what can you tell Calvin? Read or listen to this interview at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/why-did-demons-ask-jesus-for-pigs Find other recent and popular Ask Pastor John episodes: https://www.desiringgod.org/ask-pastor-john

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