What is the Christian conception of Jinn?
It is believed in Jihns in Christianity. It is even believed that humans are possessed by jihns and they have different effects on them. Because of that, it has been given importance of letting the humans free from jihns impressions, and has been set out some ceremonies of casting out jihns (Exorcism) in churches. This point takes up too much place in the Bibles and in the Letters of Saint Paul. It is so obvious that Hazrath Jesus curing the mentally ill and jihn possessed people by the divine miracle has a great role in this. In the letter of James it is predicated that jihns accepted Gods existence and His being One.
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the Jihns also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? (Pastoral Epistles, James Letter, 2:19, 20)
These statements prove Christians in those ages were to believe that jihns are responsible with the commands and prohibitions of Allah (swt). Moreover, according to Christians, Jesus cast out jihs from lunatics, insane, and epileptics and cured them as a sign of his prophecy. (Matthew, 4:24; 9:32-34; 17:14-20)
Christianity forbids worshipping to Jihns. Saint Paul says, But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to Jihns, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with Jihns. (1 Corinthians, 10:20)
There appears that Christians have negative conceptions on jihns when the sources are their holy scriptures. To them, Jihns are impure, they invite people to perversity, to disbelief, and to depravity, and they fit for going to Hell. Unlike the Islamic view, they consider jihns as one group, and that is unbelievers. On the contrary, it is mentioned that there are jihns who believe in Jesus and who sustain people to believe in him.
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