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When the Bible says Some Demons are in Hell, does it Mean they’re Not on Earth?

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Father Fortea, when the Bible says that some demons are in hell, does this mean that they are not on earth tempting us?   This is probably the case. What also seems to be the case is that there is no difference in suffering between those who are in hell and those who are tempting mankind.       Editor’s Note:  To learn more about spiritual warfare... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

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When the Bible says Some Demons are in Hell, does it Mean they’re Not on Earth?

Father Fortea, when the Bible says that some demons are in hell, does this mean that they are not on earth tempting us?   This is probably the case. What also... Read More

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