Quite a simple question, isn’t it? “How to tell if someone is possessed by a demon”… The truth is there are many varying beliefs, ideas, factors, and so on that could determine a demonic possession. While we plan to expand on this eventually we thought today that we would focus more on an exorcist from Christianity, namely Catholicism.
So you want to know how to tell if someone is possessed by a demon ?
People who appear to be demonically possessed may be mentally ill – and a priest who performs exorcisms has issued his guidelines on how to tell the difference.
The unsettling reactions of a possessed person to prayer, seen by the adversary as an enemy ready to fight him, can include “facial expressions, threatening words or gestures and other things – but especially blasphemies against God and Our Lady.”
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, mental illness and possession are very different: “Exorcism is directed at the expulsion of demons or to the liberation from demonic possession through the spiritual authority which Jesus entrusted to his Church.