Exorcisms

For numberless demoniacs throughout the whole world, and in your city, many of our Christian men exorcising them in the name of Jesus Christ, who was crucified under Pontius Pilate, have healed and do heal, rendering helpless and driving the possessing devils out of the men, though they could not be cured by all the other exorcists, and those who used incantations and drugs. Justin Martyr (A.D. 160) Ante-Nicene Fathers vol.1 pg.190

For we call Him Helper and Redeemer, the power of whose name even the demons do fear; and at this day, when they are exorcised in the name of Jesus Christ, crucified under Pontius Pilate, governor of Judaea, they are overcome. And thus it is manifest to all, that His Father has given Him so great power, by virtue of which demons are subdued to His name, and to the dispensation of His suffering. Justin Martyr (A.D. 160) Ante-Nicene Fathers vol.1 pg.209

And again, in other words, He said, ‘I give unto you power to tread on serpents, and on scorpions, and on scolopendras, and on all the might of the enemy.’ And now we, who believe on our Lord Jesus, who was crucified under Pontius Pilate, when we exorcise all demons and evil spirits, have them subjected to us. Justin Martyr (A.D. 160) Ante-Nicene Fathers vol.1 pg.236

But if any of you exorcise it in [the name of] the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, it will perhaps be subject to you. Now assuredly your exorcists, I have said, make use of craft when they exorcise, even as the Gentiles do, and employ fumigations and incantations. Justin Martyr (A.D. 160) Ante-Nicene Fathers vol.1 pg.241

How many men of rank (to say nothing of common people) have been delivered from devils, and healed of diseases! Tertullian (A.D. 198) Ante-Nicene Fathers vol.3 pg. 107

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