In yesterday's "Bring It On" segment of Pat Robertson's show on the Christian Broadcasting Network, the televangelist was asked about demonic influences (see video embedded below).
Rhonda wanted to know:
We own a commercial building which we lease out to several tenants. Our Downtown Improvement District wants our tenant to host their 'Fright Night Séance' this October. I am against this and want to withhold permission (our lease states they will not cause 'injury' to the building and its reputation) but everyone thinks I am being unreasonable. Help! What should I do?
"That's a tough one," Robertson answered. "From a spiritual standpoint, you shouldn't have anything to do with a séance. [...] You need a lawyer to talk to you. The laws are getting so screwy they're forcing people to do things they don't like to do and then somebody can bring a lawsuit against you. [...] From a scriptural standpoint, I wouldn't have anything to do with a séance. You're asking demons to come in."
Another viewer claimed that demons were already in her building. Elizabeth asked,
When I am very tired and fall into a deep sleep, I am awakened by the sounds of demons. When this happens, I can't move. I can hear them surrounding me. When I speak the name of Jesus they go away. What does this mean and what do I do?
Psychologists have accredited this type of experience to a brain phenomena called "sleep paralysis." For Robertson, "this means either you or the building you're in has some kind of demonic presence, some sort of a possession." He recommended that Godly people pray over Elizabeth and her building and command the demons to go away in Jesus' name.