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Anonymous Sarah wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • In the Gospel of Mark, Mark 1:21-26, is the evil spirit, satan?
  • Some Bibles say unclean spirit, but is it a demon, satan, or is it something else?
  • And who is the us it is referring to in verse 24?

I'm wondering if it's the other demons or the other people in the synagogue.

Thank you,


  { What are the words in Mark 1:21-26 referring to . . . a demon, satan, or is it something else? }

Eric replied:

Hi, Sarah —

Sorry for the delay in answering your question.

The text does not say that it was satan so this assumption can't be made.

It was a demon of some sort. The us is the demonic host (the other demons you mention).


Sarah replied:

Thank you Eric.


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