At the country of the Gerasenes, Jesus healed the man who had demons. In the New Testament, there is a story of a man who lived among the tombs and was possessed by many demons. When Jesus arrived in the area, the man came to him, and Jesus cast the demons out of him and into a herd of pigs. The pigs then ran off a cliff and drowned in the sea. This story is often used to illustrate Jesus' power over evil spirits and his compassion for those who are suffering.