On another board I'm on, there is discussion about casting out demons (and lots of other stuff), but there's one woman who was saying that she met a child who was demon posessed but she didn't want to cast out the demon because she felt she did not have authority over the child. She said that the parents were sure that he had ADHD and were very 'flippant' about it and she didn't want to cast out the demon only to have an 'empty house' and have them come back with '7 friends'. If the parents had been agreeable that there was a demon, they could have prayed for the Holy Spirit to fill and protect the child or to have led the child to Christ so that the demons couldn't come back - but that she didn't have the authority to do that. Anyone ever NOT cast out a demon (or heard of such a thing) because then that's setting the person up for MORE demon posession? So, she left a demon in a child - although she did silence it because the child was very out of control and the child just curled up in a fetal position and kept quietly growling at her.