Perhaps even more disturbing is the open admitting of planned child abuse. Yes, you heard that right. I believe it is nothing short of abuse to do a mass deliverance from fake demons from children just to further your ministry. Now look, CAN a child be demon possessed? According to Mark 9 the answer is yes but remember that this is the ONLY example of such in scripture. Greg Locke is not Jesus. He is not even as reputable as the seven sons of Sceva. He plays to the fears and poor teaching given to the parents in his church. So now they will drag their kids who misbehave to have this charlatan mutter biblical sentence fragments over them and pretend to cast demons out of them. It is simply vile beloved. This does not even scratch the surface of the damage this does for the witness of Christ as unbelievers will view this sham as an act of the "church." Book burning is not Christian. Mass demon possession deliverance for kids is child abuse.
The second story is from Locke's old buddy, Alexander Pagani. As noted, Pagani is one of the YouTuber demon slayer guys. His horrific false teaching has been chronicled online and a simple You Tube search will reveal that he is just as bad a fraud as Locke. Pagani falsely teaches that demons can live inside, or possess Christians. This horrible doctrine states that the Holy Spirit can share the space inside a believe with a demonic spirit. This is of course biblically absurd. I watched a Pagani video where he asserted, "don't mess with Apostle Pagani. Huh? Well, as it turns out, this huckster was ordained as an apostle earlier this year by some other obscure false teacher. I am quickly reminded of this verse:
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. - 2Corinthians 11:13 (ESV)
Beloved, Alexander Pagani is now the false apostle spoken of in this verse. Realize that he has carved out this false niche in churchianity about demon possession and casting out devils. Thus, he has to custom fit everything, including scripture, to his false niche. It is no different than Osteen selling word faith by butchering the verses about God calling things that are not as though they are to pretend that we have the same power. Or prosperity pimps pretending that because Solomon was rich, God wants you rich too. Consider these verses, some of the most sobering for Christians:
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.' - Matthew 7:21-23 (ESV)
Who are these people? Churched people. They are people who think they have been serving God because they were in an apostate church all their lives. Some of them will think they were doing mighty works. Some of them will think they were prophesying in His name, or speaking babble tongues in His name, or being slain in the spirit in His name, or CASTING OUT DEMONS, in His name. Performative Christianity is false Christianity. Alexander Pagani is just another in a long line of hucksters peddling God's word for profit, desiring to sit at the most esteemed seats at the table. The table is filled however with the very demons he clearly does not understand and thinks he can command. Like the seven sons of Sceva before him however, he will soon learn that they do not know him, just like Jesus does not. Mark and avoid this false apostle.
Oh, and don't burn books or abuse children by telling them they have demons inside of them.