Do Demons Have Sex with Women on Earth? You DecideDr. Teddy Kamau
One of the ways in which Pentecostal pastors in Kenya make money is through Christian Counseling. Three things about the human condition necessitate this. First, we are born into a world that is hostile. Second, we are born into a world that is inhabited by people who are hostile toward God (unregenerate sinners). Third, we are born into a world inhabited by Satan and his demons. It is in this world that the West African Doctor Stella Immanuel practices medicine and has a Christian ministry in Houston Texas. According to Dr. Immanuel, a hydroxychloroquine cocktail can prevent and/or heal COVID-19 and she furthermore espouses that demons can have sex with women.
No one can question Dr. Immanuel’s claim on the issue of her medical credentials. Those who are trying to disqualify her medical credentials distrust her conclusions on a treatment for COVID-19 by pointing that she was educated in Africa. It is important to note that doctors who are properly trained in Africa may be better infectious disease physicians and epidemiologists than doctors trained in the United States due to the high degree of infectious disease exposure in Africa. On this issue, and the fact that there are other international doctors who back her claim, there is evidence that she is not a bad physician, or a mad woman. I, myself, would consult her medically.
My issue is her claim about demons. Whereas, I am not qualified to disqualify her on issues relating to medicine, I am qualified to analyze, debate and question her on issues relating to biblical theology, systematic theology, philosophical theology, and Evangelicalism, both from an African perspective and an American intellectual perspective.
Theologically, she is mixing African Spiritism with biblical revelation and modern medicine to produce something that some have called ‘Voodoo medicine.’ As a minister, she argued that demons are having sex with women on earth and that those infectious disease doctors, like Dr. Fauci, the Director of National Instituted of Health, are possessed by demons and they need to visit her ministry for deliverance. She claims that, “They will be rolling down on the ground like snakes as demons get out of them.”
What she is advocating is a part of certain form of syncretism that mixes Pentecostalism with African Spiritism that is supported by many Nigerian pastors and has permeated into the whole of Africa. Even Kenyan Pentecostal pastors espouse the theory in Kenyan Churches in America. Apostle Francis Musili of ATG Deliverance ministry situated on Temple Road in Kenya, like Dr. Immanuel, believes that demons have sex with women. I consider Apostle Musili an authority in practical demon theory given his everyday encounter with Pentecostal believers, and his many years of ministry experience. His belief arises from his many hours of Christian counseling conducted in his office. “I have counseled women who came to me and claimed that they were raped by demons while asleep,” he told me in an interview. “They had marks to prove it.”
According to Apostle Musili, these women had major bruises and marks on their thighs. He also confirmed that some female members of his counseling staff were shown the marks by these women. “I have never seen demons rape women, but I have cases of deliverance where women claim that they have been demon raped. I never counsel them alone.” Apostle Musili testified.
As a theologian, I agree with the premise of demonology. Demons do exist and the Bible clearly supports that fact. St. Paul wrote, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12, NIV).
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, cast out demons and added, “I will build my church and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18, NIV). The war that God is fighting on earth through Christ, the Holy Spirit, and His angels is against Satan and his Kingdom. This is an established truth that stands both in heaven and on earth. It cannot be disqualified.
However, the argument that Dr. Immanuel espouses about demons is derived from false theological premise from extrabiblical literature. Her theory wrongly extrapolates Genesis 6:2. “The sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them as they chose” (NIV). They produced children who were giants. What Dr. Immanuel fails to admit (based upon Scripture) is that God decided to destroy all those who dwelled on earth and were contaminated by these encounters (Read Genesis 6).
That is why we had the flood. Then God set a decree, which guaranteed that demons would not take human bodies or have sex with the daughters of men ever again. Demons remain spiritual beings that can invade a non-believer’s body spiritually (demon possession) and this may have physical manifestations that can influence humanity to do all kinds of evil but they cannot themselves, as spirits, perform human sexual acts with women. Only the angels of God take on human bodies on a waiver basis approved by the throne of God (Acts 1:10). She claims that those angels who performed the Genesis acts are still on earth doing the same thing now. Scripture does not support this and it is theologically wrong.
What she is basing her theology on is what we call extra-biblical literature. The Catholic Bible for example has an additional 14 books above the 66 canonical books. These books are good literature but they are not inspired by the Spirit of God. And by adding these to their Catholic Bible does not imply the extra text is inspired by God.
Biblical hermeneutics principle used by those first disciples and biblical fathers to establish the CANON (The Bible) is that Scripture interprets Scripture. Every book in the Bible (CANON) is authenticated by other scriptures to be true. The biblical books in the CANON of Scripture were written by people who were authenticated as true. To go beyond Scripture and take on literature that has been disqualified as Holy Scripture inspired by the Spirit of God, and use those writings as if they were the Word of God is heresy and on this, Dr. Stella Immanuel is biblically and spiritually wrong.
By Teddy Njoroge Kamau (PhD)
Diaspora Messenger Senior Columnist