Season 3 Premiere of “The Story of God” Explores the Devil, Demonic Possession, Evil, and Exorcisms

In the season 3 premiere of “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman,” the Academy Award-winning actor goes on a search for the devil in various religions and talks to a man and a priest who have first-hand experience with demonic possession.

“Religions around the globe have given many names to our darkest impulses,” Freeman said during the show open, so he and his team sought out to explore what religions “believe” about the evil, “what purpose does it serve and who is the devil.”

In the episode, the actor visited the desert outside of the ancient city of Jericho where it is said that Satan tempted Jesus in the desert. He later visited Rome.

“The Vatican has sanctioned disciples who see demons at work in every part of society,” Freeman said before speaking to two exorcists who “every day go into combat with the devil.”

The Nat Geo show revealed that Catholic priests consider exorcism to be “prayers for the soul of someone who is possessed.” During an exorcism, those present are the person battling demons, a medical doctor, psychiatrist and a respected exorcist.

According to the Vatican, the exorcist needs to be a trustworthy priest with an “intense spiritual life and courage.”

The priest Freeman sat down with said he was currently dealing with a 15-year-old boy who speaks 10 different archaic languages when possessed.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law