Are frogs considered evil spirits in the Bible?

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Question:  A friend of mine asked me a question about frogs. She had been told that in the Bible frogs are considered evil spirits and from the devil. Is there any scripture in the Bible that supports that theory?

Answer: Frogs are mentioned in Exodus 8, Psalm 78:45 and Psalm 105:30 in regard to the plague of frogs that God sent on the Egyptians. In Revelation 16:13 John sees a vision of the dragon and the beast and the false prophet (Satan, the Antichrist and the Antichrist’s prophet) spewing three unclean spirits out of their mouths in the form of frogs who create armies of the earth that Satan attempts to use to defeat the army of Christ from heaven.

In and of themselves, frogs are not evil spirits. They are part of God’s variegated creation and serve a crucial role in the ecosystems where they live. However, humans have tended to distort their perspective of God and construed animals as having divine traits, even worshipping certain animals as representations of God. The Egyptians apparently viewed frogs as having divine power. “In the Egyptian pantheon,” writes John Hannah in The Bible Knowledge Commentary of the Old Testament, “the goddess Heqet had the form of a woman with a frogs’ head. From her nostrils, it was believed, came the breath of life that animated the bodies of those created by her husband, the great god Khnum, from the dust of the earth. Therefore frogs were not to be killed.” God’s order through Moses to cause the frogs to become a plague was another way of showing the Egyptians that He was the true God who had power over their gods.

The evil spirits in Revelation taking the form of frogs may hark back to this concept of frogs in Egypt being part of the plagues God sent on that nation. Here they look like frogs but are actually demons. This is all symbolic, it seems, of how Satan will attempt in the last days to defeat the kingdom of God through the use of human armies that these demons round up.

So, are frogs considered evil spirits in the Bible? No, but they can represent evil spirits in that they represent the plagues that came on the earth in times past. Those who seek to view frogs as evil spirits are in danger of succumbing to the same false notions of idolaters who wrongly twisted created beings into objects of worship or fear.

Randall Johnson

28 thoughts on “Are frogs considered evil spirits in the Bible?

  1. My bathroom basement was once invaded by a poole of toads or frogs. I was very frightened.
    I am a Christian. Other strange events took place like a light bulb bursting without cause. Snakes
    and spiders and a strange smell of sulvar in one bedroom. Later I learned that a little girl had died in the house after her father accidently ran over her with his tractor. Eventually, our family moved away. What do you think of this as a pator?

    • I cannot say what is the cause of the frog invasion or the light bulb bursting, or, for that matter, the spiders or sulfur smell. What I do feel convinced of is that it is way more likely that these were either completely explainable events in purely natural terms or demonic spirits were behind some or all of them. It is quite reasonable to have someone help you cleanse your house of evil spirits just in case that is the cause. They must submit to Jesus’ authority. He wants your house to be a place of refuge and ministry to others and yourself. Dedicating your house to this purpose should be a part of that.

      The spirits of dead people are not viewed in Scripture as free to roam around and haunt people. They are consigned to Hades or Heaven. I would always suspect demons if the next best explanation for paranormal experiences is ghosts.

  2. When my daughter was 2-3 years old, she was petrified of her room and said there was a frog in her closet for quite some time. I always thought in the back of my head if she saw something that to her “looked” like a frog, but actually wasn’t. Oddly enough, I’ve had nothing but problems with being attacked and abused by the neighbors in this building since the week that I moved in and have suffered from all sorts of abusive attacks from seemingly every area in my life, especially long-term violent and controlling ones. In this apartment, I’ve heard footsteps day/ and night (sounding like heavy boots slowly walking), I’ve felt like i was being surrounded by unseen evil forces, the light bulb has actually burst, and there have been many many other unexplainable occurrences, (especially when I start to become more trusting and obedient with God). Also, someone from this area did some renovations here years ago, and told me it was a drug house then, but aside from that, he stated that he PHYSICALLY saw a man SPIRIT and it came after him! TWICE! He also told me that that specific unit was blessed by a priest, but not the whole house and that I should move when i can. However i still live here, and I am worried about my daughter who is now 5. She is increasingly having episodes of violence (and laughing about it), bullying other children, uses the word “hate” to describe everything she doesn’t like no matter how much i tell her God doesn’t like hate, she also blames God for things when things don”t go her way, she has been exposing herself around the house and slapping her private parts, and sometimes is destructive….the weird thing is that she is only like this for maybe a half hour to and hour. Her personality and demeanor changes drastically after. I am actually afraid for her. She was having an episode this morning, and I was so drawn back by her behavior i said “in the name of Jesus Christ I command you to tell me your name, who are you?” she was acting sweet at first and told me her name then got very angry. I asked her again and her face got all distorted and she yelled “what do you NEED!!?’ and started laughing with a very devilish smirk. I’ve never been afraid of my daughter, but that actually made me jump. She saw that she scared me and then very cunningly asked “what are you gonna do” and kept laughing. I am horrified, and i think that this “frog” may be influencing my baby. I desperately need help, prayer and advice. Thank you

    • Ashley, you may have an evil spirit or demon infesting your home and affecting your daughter. I would definitely find a pastor who is knowledgeable about such things and ask for advice and, preferably, for the pastor to come, with a team, if need be, and cleanse your home. I would recommend you get your daughter to a Christian counselor who can assess what is going on. If it is a demon it can be dealt with by taking authority over it as you tried and requiring it to leave. But even if it is your daughter has been traumatized and will need some special care from a trusted counselor and from you.

      • Thank you for responding so quickly, I greatly appreciate it. You just confirmed what I was suspicious of all along. I am more than convinced that there is something evil here and have been praying about it for years. Its also possible that something could’ve followed me here since I used to have many friends involved with Santeria and all types of things that I had no idea what they were until now. However, this place has always had a heaviness about it that won’t leave. I also found a little ceramic like doll in the basement, and it looks foreign. I didn’t want to touch it. Anyway, I find that its not just my daughter that is affected, it seems to be the whole house, and every unit but she is my main concern. It seems like while in the house one, two , or all of my family members are at risk of being attacked…but its absurd, irrational, impulsive, behavior…many times violent and saying the most disrespectful things possible, but for no reason to provoke it. There is no logic behind it. We are already in counseling, but not with a Christian counselor. I’ve also had an elder from my old church where i used to live come here and pray with me and talk to me about spiritual warfare, but in some cases it made it worse or it would only stop for a little while. I know that calling upon the church would be the right thing, but how do I go about doing that? I’m actually in the process of finding a church so I don’t even belong to one. Any suggestions?
        Thank you so much. You’ve been a blessing

  3. I had a dream that i was in my boyfriends house and there were hundreds of red frogs glowing and they were jumping but also flying at me getting on my chest and towards my face they were little but then i saw his daugter swimming in the backyard with them in a dirty pool i asked him to call the ambulance and he refused and he had three guys there and the went upstairs and one left the house i got the impression in my dream that the guy who left was a drug dealer but not sure this was my dream whats it mean if anything.

    • I really can’t say what, if anything, this dream means. Our minds do strange things with the data of our lives, putting the data into a metaphorical context in our dreams. It would be necessar to sit down with you and talk through this dream to tease out what might be legitimate concerns. More fruitful for you might be to consider what aspects of your relationship to your boyfriend you are stressed about and talk through these with him, or if that is not possible, with a counselor. I would not bring up the dream as that might just cloud the issue. The more important question is how you are feeling about the relationship.

  4. I came home a certain evening to find a frog in my toilet seat. I have no clue where it could have appeared from since there are no hole or openings anywhere. I immediately anointed my entire house. I want to know if it connotes anything spiritually

    • I would encourage you to read the comments and responses above. No, I don’t think this is sufficient evidence to say it connotes something spiritually. At any rate, as you continue to dedicate your home to God and look to Him for your protection, He is wonderfully responsive to such faith and will protect you from the evil one.

  5. This may mean nothing,but for the past week I have been having a baby frog on my car everyday. This is something that just started happening. I’ve talked to someone and they told me that its an omen and that it could mean I have evil people around me or even death. What do you think?

  6. When i was on 24 hour lock down in jail right after i decided to give my life for god, I was attack by what look like a frogs in a dream like state where my body was paralyzed but my spirt was be harassed by dark legion of frogs, i remember thinking ” I know who you are your nothing!” and called out JESUS over and over and they disappeared. Weird but true. the name of jesus has so much power, I love him:)

  7. I had a dream that my boyfriend could turn himself into a small frog,what does this mean? Later I met a lady that also said her husband could the same thing and he did so become a fairly large frog in the dream and both were frogs hopping around in our presence. Many say that dreams of frogs isn’t good,is this to be true?

    • I don’t know what the dream means and would caution you against making any conclusions about your boyfriend based on the dream. Evil spirits, demons, are around us all the time (though they are not omnipresent like God is and are very much creatures made by God and limited as all creatures are), but our best strategy is to dwell in the truth of Scripture and allow it to critique all our thoughts and actions. Demons are helpless against truth.

  8. This is very interesting and the Jewish people say frogs bring strive and anger in your home because a frog make an unbearable noise all the time. Another thing what I would like to have clearance about. should we use pictures of green frogs to explain the Word to children And let them make frogs out of paper? This is happening in churches all over where they have a church for the kids on their own with grown-ups to teach the children.

    • There is nothing wrong with using pictures of frogs to explain anything, including the Bible. Scripture does not prohibit such things and we are not led by Scripture to see frogs, in and of themselves, as in any way evil. They are part of God’s good creation, along with every other creature He made.

  9. Pastor,I had a vision whilst I was praying,and I saw a moving bus and a frog who was in the street jump across from the left window of the moving bus to the right window and it came out again into the street.This happened although the bus was moving.
    Now my condition now in life is that I am in critical situation.I have been withdrawn from university because I am unable to pay for my fees.And I am in need of finance to make the payments.What does this visions means.

    • I am sorry, but I do not know. May I assume that you are sharing your need with your own church family and seeking their wisdom and prayer? Going to university is in and of itself neither good nor bad. It is a means to get education that might help you be a better contributor to your community and to the world. But God has called you to use the gifts he gave you to serve your community whether you have this education or not. Where is He moving you to serve? How does He want you to make a difference? If He wants you to be in university He can make that happen. If not, He can use you in many other ways.

  10. Hi,pastor I have been reading your comment to God people about frogs so I woke up Sunday morning feeling some kind of way because my husband said something to me that hurt my feeling so I slept in the living room. So i goes into the kitchen and saw a little green frog in the dish rack. Help me because I do serve the Lord Jesus Christ

    • This has nothing to do with any evil spirits, most likely, but just coincidental. If you had reason to believe it did have so to do with unclean spirits, just take authority over them in Jesus’ name.

  11. Last fall I faced a situation that weighed heavy on me and still does. I trust God’s will and realize that as servants we can do but so much when sent to help others. Long story short my life went full circle which was odd to me while obvious to all that my course led me back to square one. I met old friends and family who needed help and lifting up. One person is clinically depressed imo. He was not going to cooperate. I went to a place in the woods I enjoyed as a child. There under a pine thicket I prayed. Toward the end of my prayer for guidance it began to rain frogs. They were falling from the pine trees onto the ground as well as myself. I have never seen so many tree frogs much less a shower of them and I consider the woods a sanctuary. I took it as a sign but I have yet to understand the sign. I was not afraid as they are just frogs. The day was sunny and dry as well as hot. I have come back home but whatever I am to do for these others has not yet been done. A funny thing though everytime I think of the frog shower the book of Joel comes to mind. I left the woods that day and read Joel but I am still none the wiser. Any thoughts? Thank you for your time and consideration.

    • In the book of Joel it was a locust plague that Joel was interpreting as a judgment on Israel but with the promise, on Israel’s repentance, that God would restore what the locust had eaten and would, in the last days, pour out on Israel His Spirit. What you experienced in the woods was not a judgment on you. I don’t know what it meant if it was a sign from God for you. I don’t know what it is you feel you must do for your friends or family, either, but I would encourage you to follow the Lord on this and remember that only He can change people. Your responsibility is to show them the truth. It is their responsibility to respond to the truth and ultimately God’s choice as to how He works in their hearts.

  12. My mother often tells of when she was about 8 years old a frog would always appear at night on the windowsill of their bathroom and talk to her when she she would wake up to use the restroom. She remembers the frog always being nice to but she was still frightened of it. It would try to entice her to go with him. She said that when she asked its name, he proudly stated The Green Hornet. Out of fear of going to the restroom at night, she started wetting the bed. Her mother threatened her with punishment. The next night when my mother went to the restroom, her mother followed and saw the frog with her own eyes and told it to leave. My grandmother says it didn’t look like any frog she had ever seen and she believes that if my mom had gone with, my mom would have died.

  13. Reblogged this on kr2726 and commented:
    I need to add something significant here concerning frogs and the occult. My mother worked the Ouija board when I was 11–I told her it was evil and she worked it by herself. She wouldn’t even ask it questions, she’d hold her head up and the planchette would move around with such force it would fly out from under her fingers, almost off the edge of the table. I thought, “What IS this?! Some kind of energy?!” Suddenly she lost interest in it, and though I didn’t understand it then, now I understand she became demon- possessed. Her demon didn’t manifest itself for a few years though; it waited until my father’s death, and then I suffered such horrors I literally had to drop out of school and hide from her numerous attempts to kill me (I had a 12 year old sister to take care of). Once when she was walking away from me after attacking me, she actually hopped up in the air, then kept walking. I won’t elaborate further than that, but after I left home after suffering her abuse for a couple of years, she seemed to straighten out. I was baptized at the age of 19 in another town, and she came to my baptism–but left when she found she’d have to sit through a church service. I gave her a cross that day though and she put it on–but then I never saw it again. She remarried and had another child, but I had to learn the hard way that demons don’t leave; they deceive. She did things to hurt me the rest of my life, but subtly, and shortly before her death, she finally told me what happened to the cross I gave her. She said she was sleeping in the daytime (she would sleep all night then much of the day too) when she awoke hearing a windstorm in the house (I found that significant because Satan is the “prince and power of the air” Eph. 2:2). She said she felt a “pop” in her breastbone, and over in the corner sat a frog with red eyes, and it glared at her. She said that when she looked at the pillow, the cross I’d given her was off her neck and on the pillow–with the chain still linked together. I was stunned because I remembered the demons that looked like frogs that came out of the “dragon and out of the beast and out of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. For they are demonic spirits…” (Rev. 16:13-14). I subsequently found there are actual red-eyed tree frogs in S. America, and they sleep much of the day as my mother did. And when they must move in the daytime, they camouflage themselves, which is how my mother lived her life, deceiving everyone around her. I am grateful the Lord used this in my life to open my eyes to the reality of Satan and demon-possession, and turned me to seek Him through all of this, and to warn everyone never to have ANYTHING to do with magic arts, including the Ouija board, Tarot cards, or even something so seemingly harmless as astrology. If you have any of these in your life or even your past, confess your sin of divination to the Lord and ask Him to forgive you and cleanse you of it. God bless.

  14. Reading this blog I decided to share my testimony regarding frogs, Satan, and the occult. My mother worked the Ouija board when I was 11. I told her it was evil and she worked it by herself. She wouldn’t even ask it questions; she’d close her eyes, hold up her head, and the planchette would fly around with such force it would fly out from under her fingers, almost off the edge of the table. I thought, “What IS this, some kind of energy?!” Suddenly she lost interest in it, and now I understand she became demon-possessed. Her demon bided its time however, and waited until my father’s death when I’d just turned 15 to manifest itself, at which time my mother became a hard-core drunk and left my 12 year old sister and I, only coming home to attack and terrorize me.
    I suffered such horrors I had to literally drop out of school and hide in my room from her numerous attempts to kill me, with my dresser in front of the door. Once when she was walking away after attacking me, she actually hopped up in the air, and I thought, “What IS this??!” I won’t elaborate further, but after suffering for two years, I became a Christian and left home. I thought she straightened out because she quit drinking, remarried, and had another baby. She came to the town where I was baptized at age 19, and I gave her a cross on that day, and she put it on (interestingly, she left before my baptism, when she found out she’d have to sit through a church service)–then I never saw that cross again.
    The medical profession had convinced me my mother had the “disease” of alcoholism, so when I read of demon-possession in the Bible, even though I was SEEING it face to face, I scoffed and thought, “Oh, now we know it’s psychosis and schizophrenia; chemical imbalances.” By the time I recognized the reality of demon-possession as documented in the Bible and accepted that my mother had in fact been demon-possessed, I thought her demons had left her because her behavior changed. But demons don’t leave, they deceive, and she did subtle things to harm me the rest of my life.
    However, shortly before her death, I found out what happened to the cross I’d given her on the day of my baptism. She said she was sleeping in the daytime when she awoke hearing a windstorm in the house. I found that significant because Satan is the “prince and power of the air” (Eph. 2:2). She said she felt a “pop” in her breastbone, and over in the corner sat a frog with red eyes, and it glared at her. She said when she looked at the pillow the cross was lying there–with the chain still linked together. I was stunned because I remembered the frogs that came “out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them fo rbattle on teh great day of God the Almighty. (‘Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, what he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!’).”
    I subsequently found that there are actual red-eyed tree frogs in S. America, and they sleep in the daytime. I found that significant as my mother frequently slept all night and much of the day too. When these tree frogs must move in the daytime they camouflage themselves, which I also found significant because my mother deceived everyone around her. And no matter how thin she got, she also had a pronounced double chin (much like a frog), she had unusually large feet (size 10), and as she aged, her nose did not grow longer as most people’s do; she developed a wide pad of fat in between her eyes, like a frog.
    I share my testimony to warn others NEVER to touch the Ouija board, Tarot cards, or even something so seemingly harmless as astrology. You will be opening the door to Satan. If you have any of these in your present or past, confess your sin of divination to the Lord and ask Him to forgive you and cleanse you. God bless.

  15. Most things in the bible are in a parable or metaphor kind of form. Soooo Maybe, only maybe the the frog represents the biggest liars of the world because they use their tongues to speak and help kill the lot of us as a Frog uses its tongue to catch and kill its prey.

    • It is possible that the way frogs acquire their food has some affect on how people view frogs, but that is never mentioned in Scripture as part of the reason for the imagery. I would caution, also, that most things in the Bible are NOT in parable or metaphor form and we must be careful in our interpretation to distinguish when that is and isn’t the case.

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