Bible Translation Workshops Hit by Demonic Attacks
One of the world’s largest Bible translation organizations has said that while its pioneering rapid translation method is achieving unprecedented success, demonic attacks and severe persecution have been inflicting its workers.
Bruce Smith, president of Wycliffe Associates, told The Christian Post in a phone interview on Monday that just as the organization is seeing a major rise in the number of language groups asking for a Bible in their own language, “demonic oppression” incidents have also become commonplace.
“What we’ve seen, especially in this last year-and-a-half, is that as we move into more of Satan’s strongholds around the world, he does not go quietly. We have had many translation workshops that have had demonic manifestations and impacts, where individuals in the group are being attacked and oppressed; or the group as a whole may have an oppression; just lots of things that can only be explained as spiritual warfare,” Smith said.
“This is becoming more and more a part of the daily reality of Bible translation, as opposed to the exception,” he added.
Smith noted that Wycliffe Associates’ partners in this area have long been aware of the “influences of the occult” and of “demonic powers” in the areas around the globe where the group operates.
The Bible translation group said that such Satanic attacks are tied in with the increase of Christian persecution worldwide.