Where was Jesus for the three days between His death and resurrection?
1816 mosaic reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” created by the artist Giacomo Raffaelli for the National Gallery of Art in Florence. The image is courtesy of Renata Sedmakkova. According to new study into Palestinian food during Jesus’ time, a bean stew, lamb, olives, bitter herbs, a fish sauce, unleavened bread, dates, and aromatized wine were likely served during the Last Supper. As depicted in many Christian art paintings, the food was not consumed in a formal seated assembly around a rectangular table; rather, it was consumed while Jesus and his disciples reclined on floor cushions, as the Romans would have done at the time.
were investigated by two Italian archaeologists using Bible verses, Jewish texts, ancient Roman works, and archaeological data.
In an interview with Discovery News, Generoso Urciuoli, an archaeologist at Italy’s Petrie center and creator of the Archeoricette blog on ancient food, said that while the Bible describes what transpired during the supper, it does not specify what Jesus and his 12 eating partners ate.
“With the presumption that Jesus was a Jew, we may begin to explore this question.
- The Last Supper, which is commemorated today by Christians, was the final supper that, according to the Gospel, Jesus enjoyed with his closest followers in Jerusalem just hours before he was betrayed by Judas and killed on a cross by Roman troops.
- Although Leonardo Da Vinci memorialized the moment in his masterpiece, which is one of the world’s most renowned and powerful paintings, Urciuoli claims that the artwork does not depict the scene as it really happened.
- With its powerful symbolic connotations associated with the celebration of the eucharist, the Last Supper hinders the reconstruction of the historical events “It was said by Urciuoli.
- A rectangular table was not set up for the supper, which took place on the second floor of a house in Jerusalem’s upper chamber.
- Many locations in and around Jerusalem and the Galilee have revealed evidence of stone containers from the first century A.D.
- Every visitor was assigned a certain position around the table according to a strict regulation, with the most significant being those who sat to the right and left of the host.
- Indeed, we are told that Judas dipped his bread into Jesus’ dish, as was customary at the time when people shared meals from a single bowl “It was reported by Urciuoli.
To narrow down the search for the food that was served at the Last Supper, Urciuoli and Berogno reconstructed two other important meals mentioned in the New Testament: the wedding at Cana, which records the water to wine miracle, and Herod’s banquet, which is famous for the beheading of John the Baptist.
- “Understanding the Jewish religious dietary requirements, known as kashrut, which determined what foods could and could not be eaten as well as how they should be cooked, was made possible by the wedding at Cana.
- Tzir, a version of the Roman fish sauce garum that was likely present at both Cana’s wedding and Herod’s dinner, as well as at the Last Supper, according to the writers, was likely present at both wedding and banquet.
- However, according to the Gospel of Mark, Jesus began preparing for the Last Supper on the “first day of Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover lamb.” Was this the location of Jesus’ residence?
- It seems conceivable that lamb would have been served at the Last Supper if it had been a Passover feast, which Jews celebrated then and still to remember the escape from Egypt.
- As he broke the bread and blessed the wine, Jesus told his Apostles that the food represented his body and the wine represented his blood, therefore establishing the foundation for the practice of communion.
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Where Was Jesus During the Three Days Before His Resurrection?
When Jesus died and was laid to rest on Friday evening, the world mourned. Then, at the crack of dawn on the following Sunday morning, his corpse was resurrected from the dead and brought out of the tomb. During the time that Jesus’ body was in the tomb, however, where was Jesus’ spirit hiding? Scripture does not provide a satisfactory response to this question. However, it does provide us with a few hints. Several of such “clues” will be discussed in this article, along with some comments from another ancient source.
The crucifixion of Jesus is recorded in all four gospels. According to the three synoptic gospels, there were two more people crucified beside Jesus on that particular day. Luke, on the other hand, provides a detail that is absent from the other stories. One of the robbers who were crucified with Jesus appeared to recognize Jesus and prayed that Jesus would remember him when he entered his kingdom (Luke 23:40-42). He was assured by Jesus that he would be with him in paradise that day, and that he would be with him forever (Luke 23:43).
As opposed to Gehenna, which was the residence of the wicked, Paradise was the home of the virtuous when they died.
Not at some point in the future, but right now, right now.
However, that resurrection is still some time in the future, since it awaits the return of Jesus.
Preaching to the Spirits in Prison
There is a second verse in the Bible that many people feel has something to say about this topic as well. In 1 Peter 3:18-22, Peter speaks of Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension into the presence of God the Father. There is a section of this chapter that is difficult to comprehend, and it has prompted a number of different interpretations throughout the years. He was put to death in the body, but he was raised to life in the Spirit, according to Peter in this text. Then, after being raised from the dead and given the ability to speak, Jesus went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits – to those who had been rebellious long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being constructed (1 Peter 3:18-22).
- Which spirits were being held captive, where were they, what message did Jesus deliver to them, and when did he do so are all unknown.
- Angels that did not maintain their places of leadership but instead fled their appropriate residence have been imprisoned in darkness, chained with eternal chains until the great Day of Judgment.
- What did Jesus say to the spirits that were imprisoned in the tomb?
- Instead, it’s more probable that he’s announcing his triumph over them and their disobedience against the will of God.
- When exactly did this declaration take place?
- But what exactly does it mean to be “brought alive in the Spirit”?
- This incident would be postponed until after Jesus’ resurrection, and it would have no bearing on the period of time between Jesus’ death and resurrection, if this is the case.
However we interpret this verse, it does not provide credence to the widely held belief that Jesus was a prisoner of hell at the time of the events described here. We’ll have to go elsewhere for it.
Although its exact origin and date are uncertain, the Apostle’s Creed is an early declaration of Christian doctrine that dates back to the first century. This credo includes the statement about Jesus that he “was crucified, died, and was buried; he went into hell.” This statement about Jesus is included in this creed. “On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead.” In certain circles, the phrase “he plunged into hell” is debatable. Some denominations have decided to do away with it. Others have changed it to indicate that he “descended into the underworld.” My belief is that it is critical to acknowledge that the Apostle’s Creed is not Scripture and has never been recognized to be so.
- With the exception of the remark about Jesus being sent into hell.
- The closest would appear to be 1 Peter 3:18-22, which has already been examined.
- Despite this, it is very apparent from the Scriptures that Jesus was not a prisoner in hell for those three days.
- If Jesus did descend into hell, he did so as a victorious conqueror rather than as a shackled prisoner, according to the New Testament.
What Does This Mean?
Although its exact origin and date are uncertain, the Apostle’s Creed is a declaration of Christian doctrine that dates back to the first century. The statement concerning Jesus that he “was crucified, died, and was buried; he went into hell” is included in this credo. He resurrected from the dead on the third day. There is some debate over the phrase “he plunged into hell.” Some denominations have opted to do away with it completely. The phrase “descended to the dead” is sometimes used instead.
- However, it is heavily influenced by the Bible.
- This type of stuff is not seen anywhere else in the Bible.
- However, it has also been suggested that the verse in Ephesians 4:9 relates to this, but I believe it is more likely to refer to his incarnation.
- Colossians 2:15, on the other hand, appears to state the inverse: “And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” Satan and all who were connected with him were vanquished at the foot of the cross.
If Jesus did descend into hell, he did so as a victorious conqueror rather than as a chained prisoner, according to the New Testament text.
Does the Bible Tell Us Where Jesus Was the Three Days Between His Death and Resurrection?
When Jesus died, did He immediately ascend to the throne of glory? Is it possible that He descended into hell in order to rescue people who have been imprisoned by sin? Was He in a condition of limbo, purgatory, or hell at the time of his death? We know that Jesus died, was buried, and was risen on the third day, but where was He during the time between His death, burial, and resurrection, and where did He go after His resurrection?
Where Did Jesus Go After His Death on the Cross?
In 1 Peter 3:18-20, the Apostle Peter refers to Jesus going to preach to people who are “imprisoned spirits,” and says, “Jesus will preach to them who are imprisoned spirits.” ” For Christ also died for sins once and for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might reconcile us to God, having been put to death in the flesh but raised to life in the spirit; in which He also went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water, when ” The fact that Jesus was put to death “in the flesh yet raised to life in the spirit” indicates that death was unable to grasp Him.
- He was sinless, since death is the penalty of sin (Rom 6:23), but because Jesus had never sinned, his soul was able to remain alive even while He suffered death “in the flesh” (1 Peter 3:18).
- The death has no power over spotless flesh, and it is for this reason that those who are Christ’s will be resurrected to eternal life, for His righteousness is credited to those who place their faith in Him.
- Was this the proclamation of the gospel, or something else?
- Is it possible that Jesus performed this while His body was in the grave?
Some believe that Jesus preached (proclaimed) the gospel to those who died in the flood who had never heard the gospel before, and that those who died in the flood could now hear it because Jesus had not yet died to save them, and that those who died in the flood could now hear it because Jesus had not yet died to save them.
- It does not state whether or not they will be given another chance after death.
- Those who believe that Jesus went to those elderly saints of the Old Testament who were in Paradise but were not yet in heaven because Jesus had not yet completed atonement for their sins are known as apocalyptic theologians.
- Jesus did not declare, “Today you will be with me in heaven,” as others have claimed.
- What exactly is Peter referring to in these verses?
In Hebrews 11, the so-calledHall of Faith, it does not appear that the Old Testament believers need a proclamation from Jesus because they are all stated as being assured in God’s redeeming purpose, suggesting that they did not require such a message.
Jesus’ Proclamation to the Demons
When Jesus was imprisoned, it is stated that he issued a message to “the spirits currently in prison.” Because people are never referred to as “spirits” in the Bible, it appears that this is a reference to demon spirits who are imprisoned in the abyss, and that these demons are fallen angels who were imprisoned in the abyss because of their horrible evil. It’s something like this that is included in the study notes of John MacArthur’s Study Bible (ESV) (p 1894). In Jude 6-7, it reads, “And the angels who did not maintain their places of power, but instead abandoned their appropriate dwelling—these he has confined in darkness, shackled with eternal chains, ready to be judged on the great Day.” In a similar vein, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, as well as their neighboring villages, surrendered to sexual immorality and depravity.
“For if God did not spare angels who sinned, but sent them to hell and bound them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment; if God did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others,” the apostle Peter writes.
It is written that they are bound with “everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day” (Jude 6) and that this proclamation “to the spirits now in prison” was where Jesus was believed to have been for at least a portion of the time between the day of His crucifixion and death and the day of His resurrection.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the Apostles’ Creed includes a statement that Jesus fell into hell as part of their Creed.
The possibility exists that Jesus went into heaven following this and remained there until His resurrection on the third day.
Jesus Descends into Hell
A declaration “to the spirits currently in prison” is reported to have been made by Jesus. Because people are never referred to as “spirits” in the Bible, it appears that this is a reference to demon spirits who are imprisoned in the abyss, and that these demons are fallen angels who were imprisoned in the abyss because of their awful evil. These are some of the study notes included in John MacArthur’sStudy Bible (ESV) (p 1894). In Jude 6-7, it reads, “And the angels who did not maintain their places of power, but instead abandoned their appropriate dwelling—these he has placed in darkness, shackled with eternal chains, ready to be judged on the great Day.
They serve as a model for those who are subjected to the torment of everlasting fire.
“For if God did not spare angels who sinned, but sent them to hell and bound them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment; if God did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others,” the apostle writes.
It is written that they are bound with “everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day” (Jude 6) and that this proclamation “to the spirits now in prison” was where Jesus was believed to have been for at least a portion of the time between the day of His crucifixion and death and the day of his resurrection.
That the Apostles Creed includes a statement that Jesus fell into hell as part of their Creed is no surprise, is it?
The possibility exists that Jesus ascended into heaven following this and remained there until the third day of His resurrection.
At the time between Jesus’ death on the cross and his resurrection, I was unable to locate any additional passages of Scripture that provided an explanation for where he was during that time.
The Abyss Opens Up in Great Tribulation
A portal has been opened in the abyss indicated in Luke 8:31 and Matthew 8:29 to allow the most vile and destructive of these fallen angels (the worst of the demons) to punish those who had failed to repent before the Great Tribulations began. By this time, the church had closed its doors. The following passages from Revelation 9:1-3, 10-11 speak about these evil spirits: “The fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth.” The star was given the key to the Abyss’s shaft, which he used to enter.
The smoke from the Abyss had cast a shadow across the sun and the sky.
They had stingers on their tails, just like scorpions, and they had the capacity to torture individuals for five months because of the power in their tails.
These now imprisoned wicked spirits (demons) are awaiting their final judgment and are well aware that they will ultimately be cast into the lake of fire along with Satan (Revelation 20:10), so they will be filled with rage when they are released because they despise humans and will therefore lash out at them.
Hell Was Not Made for Humans
Throughout the Bible, Jesus makes it plain that hell was not designed to be a place for humans to live. In Matthew 25:41b, Jesus declares that “the eternal fire reserved for the devil and his angels” is a reference to the afterlife. No one is obligated to go to hell. They have a choice in the matter. God never sends someone to hell; rather, it is the sinner who sends himself to hell by rejecting God’s One and Only Son (John 3:18). Jesus died on the cross for those who would put their confidence in Him, and He pledges to free them from the lake of fire if they do (John 3:16).
You are not being forced to travel there; rather, you have chosen to go there on your own.
That is my prayer for you because, if He returns in the Second Advent before you are saved, I despise the thought of your everlasting destiny and the fate you will have for all of eternity if you are not saved.
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Where was Jesus for three days between His death and resurrection?
The Bible is unambiguous in its assertion that the human body of Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead on the third day, as described in the Gospels. It is less certain as to where Jesus actually stayed over those three days in the wilderness. First and foremost, there is the question of Jesus’ divine character, which must be addressed. If He is divine, then He is omnipresent, which means that He is present everywhere at all times. According to this interpretation, Jesus didn’t “go” anyplace.
- In terms of His activity throughout this time period, many are perplexed as to where He was during this “elsewhere.” Speaking to the thief on the cross, Jesus said, “Today you shall be with me in Paradise.” (John 14:3) (Luke 23:43).
- There are also more possible insights into the activity of Jesus over these three days provided by First Peter 3:18-22.
- Several commentators have speculated that this is a reference to Christ preaching via Noah in the past.
- This is especially true when people use Scripture to support their views.
- When Jesus reached the celestial world, time would not have been reckoned the same way it is on earth, which means that the three days between his death and resurrection may not have “felt” like three days to Him at the time.
- Truths that are related: Is it possible that Jesus spent time in hell between His death and resurrection?
- What are some of the reasons why I should believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ?
- What is the significance of the ascension of Jesus Christ?
Where was Jesus during the three days in the tomb?
Have you ever wondered where Jesus’ spirit went during the three days while he was buried in the tomb? It’s a legitimate question. What happened to Jesus during the three days he spent in the tomb? There is a great deal of debate around this particular subject, and many people, including me, have long held strong opinions regarding what really happened during those three days in the tomb. It’s also not often simple to tell the difference between conventional ideas and what is really written in Scripture.
Our objective in this section is to provide you with the most fundamental facts we know, as well as the basis for you to research the answers on your own.
Take this as a chance to pick up a Bible, surf the web, and conduct your own research to find the answers. If you want to learn anything more than the basic answer, you have the right to do so, but you also have the task of doing so.
Uncovering the Scripture
Discovering what the Scriptures say about Jesus’ whereabouts during the three days he was in the tomb is the first and most crucial location to begin your investigation of this topic. I’ll post a few verses below, and I encourage you to take your time and study them thoroughly. I understand that it is tempting to skim through lengthy sections of Scripture in an essay like this, but they are essential to understanding the answer to this issue, and you will not be able to draw your own conclusion unless you begin with them.
- In order to make things a bit simpler to grasp, we will be adopting the New Century Version of the Bible for our purposes.
- His physical body had been slain, but he had been brought back to life in his soul.
- God was eagerly awaiting their arrival while Noah was busy constructing the boat.” At first glance, the story appears to be rather straightforward: Jesus was raised to life in the spirit world and sent to preach to the souls who had been imprisoned since the time of Noah.
- Let’s take a look at the rest of the paragraph to see if we can shed any further light on it.
- The only persons that were spared from drowning during that awful flood were eight people.
- It is effective as a result of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death.
- He is seated in the position of honor next to God, and all of the angels, authorities, and powers recognize and submit to his rule.
We can see from the rest of the passage that we can only be saved because of Jesus’ sacrifice if we continue reading.
It serves as a reminder that even in the middle of our most difficult trials, we may find the courage to persevere.
This plainly implies that Christ descended to our humble planet as well as the other way around.
The passages that came before this one describe how we all have gifts and how we should be using them for the glory of God.
If you take the time to read Psalm 68, you will find that it speaks about the grandeur of God and giving Him acclaim, rather than about the whereabouts of Jesus during those three days of silence.
Discovering the real Scriptures and historical background behind the things that we profess to believe is an important aspect of the trip, and it takes time and prayer to obtain a better comprehension of the subject matter.
As a result of their life experiences and the teachings of Scripture, people like myself have arrived to their own opinions about what is true and what is false.
Consequently, make it a point to conduct some investigative detective work on your own behalf. At the end of the day, it’s this that will actually assist you in locating the answers.
One of the questions that frequently arises in conjunction with the topic of where Jesus went during the three days he was in the tomb is the matter of the sins of humanity. Wouldn’t that imply that Jesus was cast into the lake of fire, where sinners awaited him? It is necessary to first recognize that the word ‘hell’ has several different connotations in order to comprehend this. We should remember that every time we encounter the word ‘hell’ in an English translation of the Bible, it does not always imply what we think it does.
- According to the Old Testament, the Hebrew word Sheol, for example, is used to refer to ‘the grave,’ as we can see in texts like Numbers 16:30.
- There are others who believe that Jesus died and was resurrected instead of going to ‘Hades,’ which is what historians regard to be the suffering side of hell, or what we conceive of as hell.
- Taking the time to consider the context of each word is critical to understanding whether or not Jesus actually went to “hell.” It might be intimidating to study this subject, but there are resources available to us to help us when we need them.
- Lewis published a novel titled The Great Divorce, which tells the fictional story of a man’s journey from hell to the gates of paradise.
- Several additional books on this subject may be found by doing a search online.
At the time of His crucifixion, Jesus was in the middle of a terrible war for His soul, which he expressed in his final seven utterances while hanging on the cross. God’s children would be able to embrace forgiveness and life because of his acceptance of this conflict, according to the scriptures. He washed away the sins of all of us – both past and present – and suffered as a result, so that we wouldn’t have to in the end. When Jesus said His final three words, “It is done,” he had already won the fight that would result in the salvation of those who would embrace his message.
- It was at those times that He was able to triumph over the sins of the world and bring about the redemption of all mankind.
- I believe it was during those final few hours that His spirit was in the tomb.
- He carried the sins of the entire world on his shoulders, and when He breathed His last, that load was lifted off His shoulders.
- Historical scholars who think Jesus was cast into hell during those three days have concluded that there is a deeper significance to the events of those days.
- It seems to me that every time the subject of Jesus’ whereabouts during those three days in the tomb arises, I should consider what he offered in exchange so that we can be free ourselves.
- Were the three days and three nights that Jesus spent in the tomb a total of 72 hours in total?
- After He died on the cross, where did Jesus go after that?
- Elliott contributed to this article.
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He Descended into Hell?
Joseph purchased a linen shroud, and after lowering him to the ground, he covered him in the linen shroud and placed him in a tomb that had been carved out of solid rock. And he rolled a stone on the tomb’s entrance to seal it off for good. (Matthew 15:46) We’re all aware that Jesus passed away. “‘Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!'” says the speaker. And it was after saying this that he took his last breath” (Luke 23:46). What occurred, though, when he passed away? Even while we know that his body was interred in Joseph’s tomb, we don’t know what happened to his soul.
What Is Death?
First and foremost, what precisely is death. In death, there is a division between things that should be joined together. Fundamentally, it is a state of being separated from God. According to Ephesians 2:1–2, “You were dead in your trespasses and sins,” which means “dead in your former way of life.” It is to be dead, to be enslaved to evil spirits, to be alienated from God, and to be offspring of his wrath to continue to live in sin. It is an estrangement, a hostility, and an alienation from the life and hope of the living God when this form of separation occurs.
- Death, on the other hand, is more than merely being separated from God.
- Death shatters the bond that God created between embodied souls and ensouled bodies, and death is the tearing apart of that union.
- Psalm 16:10 provides us with a window into the teaching of the Bible.
- “God created human beings to be both embodied souls and ensouled bodies,” says the author.
- In addition to the spirit being abandoned “to Sheol,” the body also saw degeneration or decay.
- As a result, before to Jesus, when a person died, their souls were often sent to Sheol (or Hades) and their bodies (flesh) rotted.
The latter is something we’re all familiar with, while the former is a little more difficult to grasp. A brief look at the Bible will reveal why Peter believes David’s prophesy in Psalm 16 is such excellent news for the world.
What Is Sheol?
Sheol is the location of the souls of the deceased in the Old Testament, including both the good (such as Jacob in Genesis 37:35 and Samuel in 1 Samuel 28:13–14) and the wicked (such as Abel in 1 Samuel 28:13–14). (Psalm 31:17). According to the New Testament, the Hebrew wordSheolis is translated asHades, and the portrayal of Sheol in both the Old and New Testaments has a striking resemblance to the Greek mythological figure of Hades. It is located under the surface of the earth (Numbers 16:30–33), and it resembles a city with gates (Isaiah 38:10) and bars (Numbers 16:30–33).
- In this country of darkness, the shadowy spirits of mankind can be found, as can be found in any other area of gloom (Isaiah 14:9; 26:14).
- The most essential aspect of Sheol is that it is a realm where no one praises God (Psalm 6:5, 88:10–11, 115:17, Isaiah 38:18, among other passages).
- From there, we learn that the biblical Sheol is divided into two compartments, similar to the Hades of Greek mythology, namely, Hades proper (where the wealthy man is transferred, according to Luke 16:23), and “Abraham’s bosom” (where the angels carry Lazarus, Luke 16:22).
- While Abraham’s bosom is within hearing distance of Hades, it is separated from it by “a huge gap” (Luke 16:26), and it serves as a haven of solace and repose, similar to the Greek Elysium.
- In Sheol/Hades, all deceased souls are sent, but Sheol is separated into two different sections, one for the virtuous and another for the evil.
Where Did Jesus Go When He Died?
In the aftermath of his atoning death for sin, Jesus travels to Hades, the City of Death, and pulls the gates off their hinges. As a result, what can we infer about Jesus’ whereabouts on Holy Saturday from this? Several Christians believe that following Jesus’ death, his soul was taken up into heaven to be in the presence of the Father, in accordance with Jesus’ words to the thief on the cross recorded in Luke 23:43. In contrast, the passage in Luke 23:43 states that Jesus would be in the presence of the thief (“Today you will be with mein paradise”), and based on the Old Testament and Luke 16, it appears likely that the now-repentant thief would be at Abraham’s side, a place of comfort and rest for the righteous dead, which Jesus here refers to as “paradise.” Following his death on the cross for sin, Jesus travels to Hades, the City of Death, and pulls the gates off their hinges in a show of defiance.
John the Baptist and the rest of the Old Testament faithful are ransomed from Sheol’s tyranny by him.
Following his resurrection, Jesus ascends to heaven, bringing with him the ransomed dead, resulting in paradise no longer being located down near the region of agony, but rather up in the third heaven, the highest heaven, where God resides (2 Corinthians 12:2–4; 1 Thessalonians 4:13).
But the wicked remain in Hades in torment until the final judgment, when Hades releases the souls of the dead who dwell there and they are judged in accordance with their deeds, and then Death and Hades are thrown into hell, where they will burn for an eternity in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:13–15).
Good News for Us
In the aftermath of his atonement for sin, Jesus travels to Hades, the City of Death, and pulls the gates off their hinges. As a result, what can we infer about Jesus’ whereabouts on Holy Saturday from this information? Several Christians believe that following Jesus’ death, his soul was taken up into heaven to live with the Father, in accordance with Jesus’ words to the thief on the cross in Luke 23:43. Luke 23:43, on the other hand, does not state that Jesus would be in the presence of God; rather, it states that he would be in the presence of the thief (“Today you will be with mein paradise”), and based on the Old Testament and Luke 16, it appears likely that the now-repentant thief would be at Abraham’s side, a place of comfort and rest for the righteous dead, which Jesus here refers to as “paradise.” Following his death on the cross for sin, Jesus travels to Hades, the City of Death, and pulls the gates off their hinges in celebration of his victory over death.
John the Baptist and the rest of the Old Testament faithful are ransomed from Sheol’s tyranny by him.
In the days following his resurrection, Jesus ascends to heaven, bringing with him the ransomed souls, so that paradise is no longer located down near the area of agony, but is instead located up in what is known as the third heaven, the highest heaven, where God resides (2 Corinthians 12:2-4).
But the wicked remain in Hades in torment until the final judgment, when Hades releases the souls of the dead who dwell there and they are judged in accordance with their deeds, and then Death and Hades are thrown into hell, where they will burn for an eternity in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:13).
Where was Jesus for the three days between His death and resurrection?
When Jesus dies for sin, he travels to Hades, the City of Death, and pulls the gates off their hinges. So, what does this tell us about Jesus’ whereabouts on Holy Saturday? Some Christians believe that Jesus’ soul was taken to heaven after his death, based on his remarks to the thief on the cross recorded in Luke 23:43. However, Luke 23:43 does not state that Jesus would be in the presence of God; rather, it states that he would be in the presence of the thief (“Today you will be with mein paradise”), and based on the Old Testament and Luke 16, it appears likely that the now-repentant thief would be at Abraham’s side, a place of comfort and rest for the righteous dead, which Jesus here refers to as “paradise.” Following his death on the cross for sin, Jesus travels to Hades, the City of Death, and pulls the doors off their hinges.
He frees Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, John the Baptist, and the rest of the Old Testament faithful, ransoming them from the grip of Sheol, and he does the same for the rest of humanity (Psalm 49:15; 86:13; 89:48).
11:39–40; 12:23 explains that they had waited there for so long, without having received what had been promised, in order for their souls to be made complete alongside the believers of the new covenant.
When the faithful die in the church age, they are no longer just transported to Abraham’s bosom by angels; they are taken to be with Christ, which is a far better place to be (Philippians 1:23).
The wicked, on the other hand, stay in Hades in misery until the ultimate judgment, when Hades releases the souls of those who have died and they are judged according to their acts, and Death and Hades are cast into hell, into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:13–15).
Theology Thursday: Where Did Jesus Go When He Died?
Dr. Valerie J. De La Torre contributed to this article. When it comes to Jesus Christ, who is the second member in the Trinity, the second article of the Apostles’ Creed is a broader grouping of assertions that are centered on him. This section reveals Christ’s birth, suffering, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension, as well as his predicted return to judge all of mankind (Matthew 25:31-46). In order to understand the short word that proclaims that Jesus “descended into hell,” we must first understand what it means.
We discover early references to Christ experiencing human mortality, whether viewed literally or symbolically, which makes it a fascinating factor to consider (Acts.
So, what exactly happened to Jesus when he passed away?
Did Jesus Go to Hell?
Dr. Valerie J. De La Torre contributed to this post. When it comes to Jesus Christ, who is the second member in the Trinity, the second article of the Apostles’ Creed is a broader grouping of assertions that are centered on Him. This section describes Christ’s birth, suffering, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension, as well as his expected return to judge all of mankind (see Matthew 25:31-46). In order to understand the short sentence that claims that Jesus “descended into hell,” we must first understand what it means.
As early allusions to Christ experiencing human mortality are found in the Bible, whether considered literally or symbolically, it is a fascinating aspect to contemplate (Acts.
In any case, what happened to Jesus when he passed away?
Resolution in the Context
When spoken as part of one’s baptismal vows in ancient times, this credo was intended to draw attention to the Trinitarian nature of the ceremony, and we must examine this fact. This was seen as a profoundly symbolic and representational experience of dying and rising, which it was. The old life was now dead, and the new life was now being physically performed in the same way that Jesus’ death and dying, as well as his resurrection from this real grave experience, had been modeled. It seemed like life had triumphed over death all over again.
When considering this essential portion of the Apostles’ Creed, let us also take into consideration an updated version of the phrase which states: “he descended to the grave.” In the following creedal statement, the emphasis is on Christ’s resurrection on the third day, which points to the larger picture of this creedal declaration as a whole, and leaves no mistake as to its goal.
As a result, we can argue that Jesus came from the highest reaches of heaven only to descend to the lowest depths of hell on our behalf, ensuring that this would never become our permanent home.
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Where was Jesus during the three days between His death and resurrection?
Shawn Brasseaux contributed to this article. In the three days between Jesus’ death and resurrection, many people wonder, “Where was Jesus?.” Thank you for taking the time to submit this inquiry. When considering the notion, it is helpful to recall that every person may be split into two parts: a “inner/inward man” and a “outer/outward man.” This is the wording of 2 Corinthians 4:16 and Ephesians 3:16, to name a few of passages. The physical body is the manifestation of the outward man (visible).
In order to learn more, please view our research, “What portion of us is justified at salvation?,” which is linked at the conclusion of this page.
Each component of Jesus was transported to a separate location.
During those three days and nights, it remained in the grave, dead and unmoving, until the next morning.
His family was in such financial straits that they were unable to afford a tomb for Him!
When Joseph returned with the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and placed it in his own new tomb, which had been hewn out of the rock by his own hands (Matthew 27:57-60; Mark 15:46).
We know that you will not abandon my soul to the depths of hell, nor would you allow thine Holy One to be corrupted.” In an odd twist, the Bible claims that there was not even the least sign of decomposition (“corruption”) on the corpse of Jesus.
Jesus’ corpse was only dead for three days, and throughout that time it did not release any bad odors.
The physical body of Jesus was resurrected from the grave by the power of the Holy Spirit, thanks to the work of God the Father (Romans 8:11).
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SOUL OF JESUS?
“Verily, I say unto thee, to day thou shalt be with me in heaven,” Jesus said of the repentant thief who was crucified next to Him: “Verily, I say unto thee, to day thou shalt be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43).
It existed solely prior to the events of Calvary.
In ancient times, the saints looked forward to God’s earthly kingdom being established through Israel, and they lived in expectation of it.
In addition, visit our research “Did Jesus Christ die and go to hell?,” which is linked at the conclusion of this article, for more details.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SPIRIT OF JESUS?
Once Jesus’ spirit was released, it was returned to the third heaven, where it was received by God the Father.
“When this occurs, the dust will return to the ground as it was, and the spirit will return to God, who gave it to us” (Ecclesiastes 12:7).
WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD When Jesus was raised from the dead on Sunday, his soul and spirit reentered his bodily body in the tomb, and the tomb was emptied of its contents.
Eight days later, Jesus returned to Earth to allow Thomas, who had doubted Him, to touch Him (John 20:24-29).
ADDITIONAL QUESTION: DID JESUS PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THOSE WHO WERE IN HELL?
It is a widely held belief, yet it is not supported by Scripture.
According to the Bible, Jesus Christ did not preach to anybody in the hereafter, according to what is recorded.
That knowledge would not be revealed until Paul’s ministry, which would take place more than a year after the event.
These erroneous ideas are founded in part on a flawed understanding of 1 Peter 3:19-21, which is discussed below.
Read these passages carefully, and you will see that he was teaching that the Spirit who resurrected Jesus from the dead was the same Spirit who had preached through Noah during the days leading up to the Great Flood of Noah’s day.
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