Gracethrufaith » Ask a Bible Teacher https://gracethrufaith.com Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:10:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Am I Messing With Grace? https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/am-i-messing-with-grace/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/am-i-messing-with-grace/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:00:53 +0000 http://gtf.dev/ask-a-bible-teacher/am-i-messing-with-grace/ I know I am saved by God's grace thru faith in what Christ accomplished on the cross. But how do we separate law and grace? Spiritually speaking we want to do what we know we should do, but how do we avoid thinking that it's part of our salvation? In other words, how do I go on living "right" without messing with grace?

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I know I am saved by God's grace thru faith in what Christ accomplished on the cross. But how do we separate law and grace? Spiritually speaking we want to do what we know we should do, but how do we avoid thinking that it's part of our salvation? In other words, how do I go on living "right" without messing with grace?

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Witnessing And Evangelizing https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/witnessing-and-evangelizing/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/witnessing-and-evangelizing/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:00:24 +0000 http://gtf.dev/ask-a-bible-teacher/witnessing-and-evangelizing/ When we have company over  I always want to "share the gospel". How does one go about sharing it without sounding like a sales person, without sounding pushy, or gushy or lovey dovey, and without making them feel guilty? I try and get a "I thank God and believe in Jesus" every chance I get but I feel compelled to want and say more. Is it the flesh "wanting" to do more or is it the Holy Spirit prompting me [...]]]> When we have company over  I always want to "share the gospel". How does one go about sharing it without sounding like a sales person, without sounding pushy, or gushy or lovey dovey, and without making them feel guilty? I try and get a "I thank God and believe in Jesus" every chance I get but I feel compelled to want and say more. Is it the flesh "wanting" to do more or is it the Holy Spirit prompting me to say and do more? Typically, when I try to do more, I end up stickin' the old foot in the mouth.

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End Of Birth Pangs, Beginning Of Labor https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/end-of-birth-pangs-beginning-of-labor/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/end-of-birth-pangs-beginning-of-labor/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:00:12 +0000 http://gtf.dev/ask-a-bible-teacher/end-of-birth-pangs-beginning-of-labor/ In the natural order of things, "birth pangs" have a foregone conclusion -- progression to true labor, resulting in the birth of a child. Given that the "pangs" appear to be increasing in frequency and intensity worldwide, what event or events, according to Scripture, will signify that the "pangs" are over, and labor has begun in earnest?

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In the natural order of things, "birth pangs" have a foregone conclusion -- progression to true labor, resulting in the birth of a child. Given that the "pangs" appear to be increasing in frequency and intensity worldwide, what event or events, according to Scripture, will signify that the "pangs" are over, and labor has begun in earnest?

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Workers Of Iniquity https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/workers-of-iniquity/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/workers-of-iniquity/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:00:57 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74585 What is a worker of iniquity according to the Lord and how do we avoid being numbered among them? I am a Christian who has put his faith and trust on the Lord for eternal life but Matthew 7 still scares me a bit

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What is a worker of iniquity according to the Lord and how do we avoid being numbered among them? I am a Christian who has put his faith and trust on the Lord for eternal life but Matthew 7 still scares me a bit

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The Messiah Clock https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/the-messiah-clock/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/the-messiah-clock/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:00:22 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74607 Today I read the article about the 200-Year-Old “Messiah Clock”. Do you have any laymen's explanation about this old Jewish clock.  What does the sentence "the year 6000 will occur in 2239 of the Gregorian calendar, indicating that the Messiah must arrive before then", mean in today's terms? Am I correct in assuming, that "last redemption'"  has nothing to do with the rapture, which can be expected anytime?  The article says, that we might be "surprised". Surprised, in what sense? [...]]]> Today I read the article about the 200-Year-Old “Messiah Clock”. Do you have any laymen's explanation about this old Jewish clock.  What does the sentence "the year 6000 will occur in 2239 of the Gregorian calendar, indicating that the Messiah must arrive before then", mean in today's terms? Am I correct in assuming, that "last redemption'"  has nothing to do with the rapture, which can be expected anytime?  The article says, that we might be "surprised". Surprised, in what sense? That we as pre-trib believers are correct, that Jesus CAN come any moment?

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Pastors Who Don’t Teach Prophecy https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/pastors-who-dont-teach-prophecy/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/pastors-who-dont-teach-prophecy/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:00:13 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74608 I have followed your website and ministry for nearly 8 years now and have been encouraged and blessed by your teaching. I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on the resistance of many pastors toward teaching Bible prophecy. Specifically, your advice on how to approach speaking with those in Church authority about the importance of Bible prophecy teaching. How can we talk about this without offending or causing division?  Also, what are your thoughts on the importance of choosing a church [...]]]> I have followed your website and ministry for nearly 8 years now and have been encouraged and blessed by your teaching. I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on the resistance of many pastors toward teaching Bible prophecy. Specifically, your advice on how to approach speaking with those in Church authority about the importance of Bible prophecy teaching. How can we talk about this without offending or causing division?  Also, what are your thoughts on the importance of choosing a church that teaches Bible prophecy?

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One Person’s Imagination https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/one-persons-imagination/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/one-persons-imagination/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:00:52 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74599 I read an article that claims America is the Bibilical "Mystery Babylon" which will be destroyed by a Russian nuclear bomb exploded by 1/1/2016 at 20 mile over the middle of America causing a great electromagnetic field that will turn us into darkness. Also, President Obama is the king of the South and Putin is the king of the North.  Putin will invade America with his allies. Do you think that there is any Scripture to support these alarming predictions?

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I read an article that claims America is the Bibilical "Mystery Babylon" which will be destroyed by a Russian nuclear bomb exploded by 1/1/2016 at 20 mile over the middle of America causing a great electromagnetic field that will turn us into darkness. Also, President Obama is the king of the South and Putin is the king of the North.  Putin will invade America with his allies. Do you think that there is any Scripture to support these alarming predictions?

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Can Christians Suffer Demonic Attacks? https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/can-christians-suffer-demonic-attacks/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/can-christians-suffer-demonic-attacks/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:00:46 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74598 Can born-again Christians believers have demons?

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Can born-again Christians believers have demons?

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Comparing Zeph. 2 And Psalm 83 https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/comparing-zeph-2-and-psalm-83/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/comparing-zeph-2-and-psalm-83/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:00:26 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74601 Only since 1948 has Israel been in control of the coast lands & Ashkelon that were once ancient Philistine. Zeph 2.6-7 is finally being fully fulfilled in modern times. Both you & Dr Fruchtenbaum have stated that Zeph 2:9 points to a time that is yet future when Israel will possess Moab & Ammon. Zeph 2:11 talks about a future time when the Lord will famish all the world’s gods and all the nations of the world bow down to the Lord. [...]]]> Only since 1948 has Israel been in control of the coast lands & Ashkelon that were once ancient Philistine. Zeph 2.6-7 is finally being fully fulfilled in modern times. Both you & Dr Fruchtenbaum have stated that Zeph 2:9 points to a time that is yet future when Israel will possess Moab & Ammon. Zeph 2:11 talks about a future time when the Lord will famish all the world’s gods and all the nations of the world bow down to the Lord. This verse parallels quite nicely with the Ps 83:16-18 verses which will be fulfilled in the future . These verses have been partially  fulfilled in the past, therefore they must be fully fulfilled in the future. Do you feel that Zeph 2:11 is talking about the final fulfillment of the judgments that Asaph prayed for in Psalm 83?

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Love And Forgiveness https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/love-and-forgiveness/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/love-and-forgiveness/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:00:22 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74586 I know we must forgive those who hurt or offend us. I have heard preachers say that if you don't love them from your heart you have not forgiven that person.  Is not forgiveness what we do because we have been forgiven and we are told to forgive others.  Can someone forgive as an act of their will and yet not like the person they've forgiven?  Paul said, "As far as it depends on you, be at peace with all [...]]]> I know we must forgive those who hurt or offend us. I have heard preachers say that if you don't love them from your heart you have not forgiven that person.  Is not forgiveness what we do because we have been forgiven and we are told to forgive others.  Can someone forgive as an act of their will and yet not like the person they've forgiven?  Paul said, "As far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men." Could not being around that person on a regular basis be the best way to be at peace with them?

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Salvation By Forgiveness? https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/salvation-by-forgiveness/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/salvation-by-forgiveness/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:00:17 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74589 Will The Lord refuse to save us and forgive us until we forgive everyone that has ever sinned against us? Before we ask for salvation, do we have to forgive everyone that has wronged us first before we can receive eternal life?

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Will The Lord refuse to save us and forgive us until we forgive everyone that has ever sinned against us? Before we ask for salvation, do we have to forgive everyone that has wronged us first before we can receive eternal life?

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Satan Removal From Heaven https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/satan-removal-from-heaven/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/satan-removal-from-heaven/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:00:07 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74587 Will Satan be in Heaven and on earth during the tribulation?

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Will Satan be in Heaven and on earth during the tribulation?

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Do Any Prophecies Have To Be Fulfilled Before The Rapture? https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/do-any-prophecies-have-to-be-fulfilled-before-the-rapture/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/do-any-prophecies-have-to-be-fulfilled-before-the-rapture/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 07:00:49 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74572 I have now been an ardent follower of Gracethrufaith for 4 years, and I cannot recall having seen a question similar to this one;  are there any prophecies yet to be fulfilled prior to the Rapture?

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I have now been an ardent follower of Gracethrufaith for 4 years, and I cannot recall having seen a question similar to this one;  are there any prophecies yet to be fulfilled prior to the Rapture?

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Eating Pork And Shellfish https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/eating-pork-and-shellfish/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/eating-pork-and-shellfish/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 07:00:35 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74571 What do you think about eating pork or shellfish? I thoughts Peter's dream in Acts 10, said all food was acceptable fir Christians to eat, but some prominent Bible teachers say that isn't so.

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What do you think about eating pork or shellfish? I thoughts Peter's dream in Acts 10, said all food was acceptable fir Christians to eat, but some prominent Bible teachers say that isn't so.

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Millennial Reign Of Christ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/millennial-reign-of-christ/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/millennial-reign-of-christ/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 07:00:31 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74570 Will there be an opportunity for people to repent during the millennial reign of Christ?   Will there also be birth and death among both believers and unbelievers alike?

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Will there be an opportunity for people to repent during the millennial reign of Christ?   Will there also be birth and death among both believers and unbelievers alike?

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Events At Crucifixion https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/events-at-crucifixion/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/events-at-crucifixion/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:00:51 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74565 I recently watched a program regarding the Crucifixion that triggered a question that I have wondered about many times but never received a satisfactory answer. My understanding is that the veil in the temple was several inches thick from decades of repairs with animal skins. So, it had to be a phenomenal event that defied explanation when it ripped in half at Christ\'s death. Is there any info in Jewish historical writings as to how the temple leadership (that denied [...]]]> I recently watched a program regarding the Crucifixion that triggered a question that I have wondered about many times but never received a satisfactory answer. My understanding is that the veil in the temple was several inches thick from decades of repairs with animal skins. So, it had to be a phenomenal event that defied explanation when it ripped in half at Christ\'s death. Is there any info in Jewish historical writings as to how the temple leadership (that denied Jesus) explained this as well as the 3 hours of darkness mid-day and earthquake?  

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Explaining 1 Cor 2:9 https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/explaining-1-cor-29/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/explaining-1-cor-29/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:00:29 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74566 I know that this verse refers to things after this life on earth is over, but could it have a double meaning? Paul says that the mysteries and the hidden wisdom of God are revealed to us by His Spirit. So could the "the things which God has prepared for those who love Him," also be things that are being revealed to us as we walk with Him, such as ministry and such?

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I know that this verse refers to things after this life on earth is over, but could it have a double meaning? Paul says that the mysteries and the hidden wisdom of God are revealed to us by His Spirit. So could the "the things which God has prepared for those who love Him," also be things that are being revealed to us as we walk with Him, such as ministry and such?

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Spirit and Soul https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/spirit-and-soul/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/spirit-and-soul/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:00:14 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74567 Thanks again for your ministry and help! From reading the Bible with the various verses about our spirit and soul along with your studies with Q & A's, I'm aware our body is the temporary dwelling place of our soul and spirit. The soul is where our mind and emotions come from and the spirit is our conscience. My question is, is it Biblically sound to say the dwelling place for the soul is in the brain and spirit is in [...]]]> Thanks again for your ministry and help! From reading the Bible with the various verses about our spirit and soul along with your studies with Q & A's, I'm aware our body is the temporary dwelling place of our soul and spirit. The soul is where our mind and emotions come from and the spirit is our conscience. My question is, is it Biblically sound to say the dwelling place for the soul is in the brain and spirit is in the heart within our body? Thanks again and may God bless your ministry!

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Regarding Anti-Semitism https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/regarding-anti-semitism/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/regarding-anti-semitism/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:00:45 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74547 On your site, you show strong opposition to anti-semitic attitudes. And, since growing in the knowledge of my own faith, I'm beginning to recognize just how dire of an offense anti-semitism is. Well, I must confess that in the past, I have made some markedly ignorant jokes regarding the Jews.  Will I be forgiven for this? What about other Christians who truly believe, but for some reason stand vehemently opposed to Israel and modern-day Jews? Will even they be forgiven?

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On your site, you show strong opposition to anti-semitic attitudes. And, since growing in the knowledge of my own faith, I'm beginning to recognize just how dire of an offense anti-semitism is. Well, I must confess that in the past, I have made some markedly ignorant jokes regarding the Jews.  Will I be forgiven for this? What about other Christians who truly believe, but for some reason stand vehemently opposed to Israel and modern-day Jews? Will even they be forgiven?

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Forgiveness then Death? https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/forgiveness-then-death/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/forgiveness-then-death/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:00:37 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74531 I've heard from people that if you die and don't ask for forgiveness before you do then you could go to hell. They applied this to believers as well. I've accepted Christ as my savior and rely on him for my salvation but if I pass away without asking for forgiveness for my sins first, will this forfeit my salvation?

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I've heard from people that if you die and don't ask for forgiveness before you do then you could go to hell. They applied this to believers as well. I've accepted Christ as my savior and rely on him for my salvation but if I pass away without asking for forgiveness for my sins first, will this forfeit my salvation?

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Losing Salvation in Revelation https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/losing-salvation-in-revelation/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/losing-salvation-in-revelation/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:00:20 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74530 In Revelation 22:18-19 it says "I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this [...]]]> In Revelation 22:18-19 it says "I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. What does this passage mean if our salvation is supposed to be secure?

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Forgiveness And Salvation https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/forgiveness-and-salvation/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/forgiveness-and-salvation/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:00:38 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74532 If we fail to forgive someone or ask for their forgiveness before we pass away or when the rapture happens; will we be left behind or lose our salvation for it?

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If we fail to forgive someone or ask for their forgiveness before we pass away or when the rapture happens; will we be left behind or lose our salvation for it?

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Will God Only Do What He Has Revealed? https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/will-god-only-do-what-he-has-revealed/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/will-god-only-do-what-he-has-revealed/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:00:07 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74545 In regard to end times, will God only do the things that have been revealed thru scripture? I know He has had a plan from the beginning.  Could he even change this plan if he wanted to?  Will he "tweak" it some?   Does Satan have free will too?  If so, why would Satan not change his plan because he can read the Bible too?

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In regard to end times, will God only do the things that have been revealed thru scripture? I know He has had a plan from the beginning.  Could he even change this plan if he wanted to?  Will he "tweak" it some?   Does Satan have free will too?  If so, why would Satan not change his plan because he can read the Bible too?

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Where Is The Holy Spirit? https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/where-is-the-holy-spirit/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/where-is-the-holy-spirit/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:00:04 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74538 We read about God the Father and Jesus in Revelation but where do you think the Holy Spirit is? Will He still be in us?

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We read about God the Father and Jesus in Revelation but where do you think the Holy Spirit is? Will He still be in us?

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Where Is Abraham? https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/where-is-abraham/ https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/where-is-abraham/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:00:38 +0000 https://gracethrufaith.com/?post_type=qna&p=74468 Is Abraham in Paradise now?

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Is Abraham in Paradise now?

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