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Glenn, The "Heart" of the Earth is exactly as YAHUSHUA meant it, the CENTER of the earth. That's what the "heart" of something IS. The CENTER of something. YAHUSHUA, Who is Co-Creator, knows the planet Earth inside out. He used the exact word for what He was referring to. Just as He stated that He would be (literally) Three Days and three Nights (in the heart of the Earth), they were three literal Days and Nights, that a full 72 Hours. It wasn't "half of Friday, all of saturday, and the early part of Sunday.
---Gordon on 3/10/10


James 3/9: Context, context, context.
Acts 2:27 may mean the grave, the soul can mean ones being, and so it can refer to his entombed body: not "to see corruption". 1. 1Peter 2:24 To "bare our sins" is to be punished for the same which he did by his substitutionary death, John 19:30 teleo = debt paid. He 'left' our sins at the cross. 2. The angel in Revelations 9:11 is Satan and he is not king over the pit, but over a great army of evil men. Revelations 1:18 Jesus always had the key, but temporarily allows it to be used in 9:1. 3. Matthew 12:40 Jonah was in a whale and Jesus body was entombed. Read Jonah 2:1-10: he prayed from the whales belly which was like a cavern H7585 Sheol. Matthew 10:28 Gehenna G1067!
---Glenn on 3/9/10


> Char, 3/3: front teeth, bulls head, shepherds crook.
> James: exegete good / eisegete bad! Heresy very bad!
Please, Char and James, find a good congregation that has Godly teaching, with a true Pastor who will help you to grow in knowledge. 2Corinthians 6:1-7, Colossians 1:9-11, 1Timothy 1, 2Timothy 2:14-16, 3:16-17, 4:2-5, Titus 2:15, 2Peter 3:18.
> Francis 3/3: 1Peter 3:18-20 makes "reference" to those antediluvians now in Hell.
> Gordon 3/9: Matthew 12:40 "the heart of the earth" was then a Jewish expression meaning the grave. Revelations 1:8 (?).
---Glenn on 3/9/10


1/3
Places Jesus has never been (or the devil): the lower part of Hell.
After *1 "Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise", what happened between *2 "It is finished" (G5055 teleo), during the following three days *3, yet before he rose *4? The Lord went to Paradise which either was Heaven or was in the Earth. If it were the later, its inhabitants went to Heaven with the Lord, Exodus 3:6, Ecclesiates 12:5, 7, Luke 16:19-31, John 14:3, 18-19, 23, 2Corinthians 5:6-8, 12:4, Philippians 1:23, 1Thessalonians 4:13-17.
---Glenn on 3/9/10


2/2
Acts 2:27, 31 (Psalm 16:10) Death and Hell had no power over him. G86 Hades possibly may refer to Paradise if it had been in the bowels of the earth. If it were appropriate the terms Gehenna, Tartarus, or Phulake would have been used.
Romans 10:6-10 (Deuteronomy 30:12-14) is showing an impossibility. It neither says Jesus was in an abyss, nor in the depth of, or on the other side of, the sea.
Ephesians 4:9-10 ( Psalm 139:15, Philippians 2:6-8) "lower parts of the earth" is not Hell, but the Lord's humble state while on earth.
1Peter 3:19-20 (Genesis 6:3) Jesus used Noah in order to preach to the antediluvians.
1Peter 4:6 These were people who had received the Lord when alive.
---Glenn on 3/9/10




The bible uses the word hell in varied context,

Sometimes hell is used to mean the grave
Acts 2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Revelation 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

Sometimes hell is used ot mean the place of final distruction by fire

Matthew 18:9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
---francis on 3/9/10


There is an aberrant and heretical doctrine formulated by E.W. Kenyon, and taught in the Word of Faith movement. ...That the Lord lost the divine nature (taking on Satan's at the cross). Jesus death was not efficacious and our redemption was secured in Hell. The demons torturing him for three days in order to pay Satan for permission to enter the Universe, and to buy back Adam's keys. Jesus was born again in Hell, and Christians are incarnated (Godlike) as well.
No! Satan had no such power or authority *1, Jesus always had the keys *2, and Matthew 26:28, John 19:30 "It is finished", Romans 3:25.
*1 John 10:17-18, 1Peter 1:21.
*2 Revelations 1:18, 3:7, (9:1, 20:1).
---Glenn on 3/9/10


3/3
*1 Luke 23:43 (16:22).
*2 Matthew 27:50, Mark 15:37, Luke 23:46, John 19:30.
*3 Matthew 16:21, 17:23, 20:19, 26:61, Mark 8:31, 10:34, Luke 9:22, 18:33, 24:7, 46, John 2:19, 14:19.
*4 Matthew 28:6, Mark 16:6, Luke 24:3, John 20:2, Romans 4:25.
G86 Hades, H7585 Sheol: cavern, dark, death, grave, Hell, pit, inhabitants therein.
G1067 Geenna (of fire): Hell, burning Hell, originally the Hinnom valley which was used to burn trash and corpses.
G3857 Paradises: 3) thought to be either in the upper part of Hades, or the third Heaven. Sometimes applied to Eden or to the new Jerusalem.
G5020 Tartaroo lower part of Hades, of eternal torment.
G5438 Phulake: prison.
---Glenn on 3/9/10


Francis,
If hell is the grave, Jesus said a very strange thing in Matthew 5:29-30. If hell is the grave, what is the point of Jesus saying this? There is no torment in the grave, there is in hell (Lk 16:23) Hell has a key (Rev 1:18) because it has gates (Mat 16:18) A grave don't have those things. Mat 10:28 sure don't sound like a grave! Hell is under your feet (Amos 9:2, Mat 12:40, Acts 2:27)The truth is, when the bible means grave, it says grave. When it means hell, it says hell! (unless you just don't beleive some of the words in the bible)
---james on 3/9/10


Hell is the grave

Acts 2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
---francis on 3/9/10




Jesus soul went to hell on his way to Abraham's bosom.(Acts 2:27 in the King James Bible)
1. He bore our sins in his soul (Isa 53:10, I Peter 2:24) When he returns there are no sins there (Heb 9:28) He must have left them in hell.
2. I don't think Jesus burned in hell, he did his suffering for our sins on the cross. There is a "pit" down there and it is connected with hell (Isa 14:15) It has an angel over it (Rev 9:11) I think the pit is where Jesus went (Psalm 69:15) He took the keys to hell from this angel (Rev 1:18)
3. Jonah & Jesus went to the same place. (Mat 12:40) Jonah called it "the belly of hell" (Jonah 2:2) I beleive that to be this "pit" which may be in the center of the hell fire.
---James on 3/9/10


Yes, YAHUSHUA went to Hell at His Death. He was in the "Paradise side" of Hell. He went to preach the Good News to the O.T. Saints. He also retrieved the Keys of Death and Hell. He went to the "Heart of the Earth" for three days and three nights. The "Heart" of the Earth, is the CENTER of the Earth. Hell is nearest to the Center of the Earth. Read Verses Matthew 12:40, Ephesians 4:9-10 and Revelation 1:18.
---Gordon on 3/9/10


Yes there are definate answers as to where jesus was for those three days:

Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

HIS SPIRIT WENT TO THE FATHER IN HEAVEN

Matthew 27:59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
Matthew 27:60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

HIS BODY WAS IN A NEW TOMB

he was dead, and did not go anywhere
---francis on 3/9/10


There is no definite answer here as to where Jesus was for those three days, and it has been suggested that He went to hell to minister there, but I find it unlikely
---peter3594 on 3/9/10


"Souls in prison" is not a reference to people who are dead and in hell. It is a referrence to those who are overtane in sin.

Psalms 142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about, for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

david was not dead, nor in jail, he was having a sin issue
---francis on 3/3/10


1 Pet3:18-22
...Just for unjust-HE might bring us to God-put to death in flesh-raised by the Spirit-went-Preached to the spirits IN PRISON...some disobedient...ARK being PREPARED...
Christ:the light-the ARK PREPARED
Prison:Held Captive-blinded by darkness.
The Ark:Entered-saved.
Christ announced His trumiph:separates light from darkness.
Heb9:16-18
For where a testament,there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament of for once after men are dead:otherwise it is of no strengh at all while the testator liveth-the first was dedicated without blood.

*Hades/Sheol/Hell/grave-Places representing what is to come to those going against the pricks of the Sheperd's Staff.
Shin-aleph-lamed*
---char on 3/3/10


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MISSUNDERSTOOD TEXT:
First Peter 18-19

Quicken by THE SPIRIT, by which HE ( the spirit also preached to those in the flood. How?

This text is about the function of the spirit. The spirit of Christ, which raised christ, also was present thorugh and in Noah when Noah preached 120 years to those in the flood.

1 Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly,
---francis on 3/3/10


---francis

First Peter 18-19,"18-For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

19-By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,"


First Peter 4:6 " For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit."

So by his Spirit he preached to the dead which were in hell(hades).
---mima on 3/3/10


Did Jesus go down to hell after he was crucified?

NO jesus did not to go " hell" when he died.
Assuming hell here referrs to where the dead are.

here is the proof:
Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

His SPIRIT went to heaven to be with the Father.

Matthew 27:59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
Matthew 27:60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

His BODY with in the TOMB.
So what part of him went to hell?
---francis on 3/3/10


To say that Jesus did not go to hell when he was crucified is completely false. Of course he went to hell. He had to. He went to hell for two reasons. First, he had to fight satan and take the keys of death way from him that had been lost when adam and eve sinned. Second, he had to free the people who believed in God but had sinned. ....---From_the_Holy_Spirit on 10/25/08

Satawn is not ever the equivilant, equal to Christ,a Christian or GOD.
GOD did/can/will again flick him off like a bug. GOD created him. When does a creation equal it's creator?
Christ could visit "hell" as you think it... if he desires too but, the word translated is grave.
Read the prophets. Run from Benny Hinn and the T.V. idiots.
---Trav on 3/2/10


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If we remember it says Jesus took the keys of hell and the grave! If He took but one, what would be the outcome? I have found much confusion because many do not want to read the KJV. The problem is the NIV is wrong in many places. It does not conform to the Strong's, which is considered the absolute in translation. Want evidence? John 3:16, is it shall or should? The prayer of Jabez.. did he want no pain for others or for himself? First question.. it is "should". Second question, it is no pain for others! This makes sense as he caused much in his Mother's childbirth. There are but 2 mistakes in the KJV involving commas.
---Vigil on 2/25/10


NO, the word is Sheol meaning grave, not hell.
---PASTOR_JIM on 2/24/10


Elijah and Enoch was taken up to heaven, but was not allowed into the holy of hollies. They BOTH are sinners just as we are. And in the old testament they was saved just as we are. Those who trust in Christ go to a place prepaired for God people. Just as those who reject Christ goes to a place that seperates them from God and that is hell. No where in Gods Words (KJV) says that the saved saint went to a place called Abrahams bossom. Nor does God Words say that Jesus went to hell. But it does say that Jesus went to paradise. And if you read 2Cor chapter 12 it explains where paradise is. Jesus had no reason to go to hell, His purpose was tlo die and to reconcile Gods people. Because of sin seperated us from Him.
---Issac on 2/23/10


My dear friends We have to remember that saul paul tought that we are not to argue amung each other who already believe, for there may be one whom is present that may become confused and decided to disregard our preaching altogether the word explains that we are let peolpe believe what they believe if there attitudes are stuborn or not ready to receive what we have to share. I believe God in his timing by his will for our lives will guide us all.
---Rich on 3/27/09


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Luke 16:
23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.

24 And he called out, Father Abraham,
have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.

25 But Abraham said, Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things, but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.

26 And BESIDES all this, between US and YOU a great GULF fixed: so that they which would
pass from hense to you cannot, neither
can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
There in a paridise, NOT Heaven
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 11/12/08


cont.....if I may..

please re-read Luke again concerning Lazarus.....the man wanting a drink LOOKED UP to Abraham.

Yet we are told this place before the resurrection of Christ was in the belly of the earth. Yes, there was a great gulf between.....yet both placed were below....

Paradise would then have to be moved to what is now called the third Heaven...as Paul was taken UP there...not down there.

Paul states Paradise and the third heaven are one in the same. Yet OT never refers to Paradise as being the third heaven.


---kathr4453 on 11/12/08


Cont..if I may..


Here's the verse to validate:

Luke 16:23
And in hell he lift up his eyes , being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
---kathr4453 on 11/12/08


Jesus did go down to the lower parts of teh earth so scripture teaches. This polace is called Sheol/Hades, and a place higher UP called Abraham's Bosom AKA Paradise. Scripture teaches all this place was called Sheol/ OT or Hades NT.

The man who died the same day Jesus said to him...TODAY you will be with me in Paradise.....AKA Abraham's Bosom.

Was Jesus aware of His surroundings....Obviously He was....and we are told He preached to those in hell.

He wasn't giving them a second chance. Probably said...see, these guys believed in me...you are without excuse.


He also PROCLAIM liberty to the Captives and led captivity captive taking those in Abraham's Bosom with Him to Heaven...READ..Heb 13.

---kathr4453 on 11/12/08


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1st Peter 18-19 explains,
"18-For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

19-By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,

by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,

The Jesus visit Hell ,he did, by his Spirit, not physically to teach that is to teach a heresy.
---mima on 11/12/08


Trey/PastorChris: Well worded responses! I agree with what you two have written on this matter. As for those who would disagree, I have yet to hear a satisfactory rebuttal to a citation of Luke 23. In this chapter of Luke, two points can be made to counter the proposition that Christ went to hell: (1) Jesus tells the thief on the cross, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise" (v.43), and (2) Jesus cries out, "Father, INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT" (v.46) just before breathing His last.
---Bobby3 on 11/12/08


To say that Christ went to hell is in error. Christ had no reason to go to hell. Before the cross, Christ spoke of Lazarus and the "rich man". Lazarus was in heaven, the rich man in hell. Luke 16.---trey on 11/11/08

You err,
The richman cried out to Abraham for a drink of water, YOUR senareo would mean that Hell is just across the river from Heaven, and that Just ain't Biblical...

The Bible say's that he went into the belly of the earth for 3 day's and that he conquered death & the Grave and took the key's to the gate's of hell from Satan and bruised his head with the heel of his foot...
YLBD
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 11/11/08


To say that Christ went to hell is in error. Christ had no reason to go to hell. Before the cross, Christ spoke of Lazarus and the "rich man". Lazarus was in heaven, the rich man in hell. Luke 16.

All God's children went to heaven before the death of Christ based upon the Everlasting Covenant made between God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost before the foundation of the world. - Eph 1:4. Christ had promised the Father that he would pay the price, and God had absolute confidence in his son's ability to finish the work.

Christ testified as to where he was going upon the cross - Luke 23:43.
---trey on 11/11/08


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This debate has caused many divisions in the church. But what I have seen here is people trying to make a dogma with the English version of the bible. Simple fact is it was not written in English. 1 pet 3:18-20 Is about Jesus making a proclamation (kerusso) not a evangelo (a gospel sermon) Then some have said it was to the souls of humans, this is also wrong the NT when using the term spirits almost always refers to angels (fallen or not) There is not genitive case to make about humans. SO this verse was Jesus telling demons he has defeated them. Simple as that.
---PastorChris on 11/11/08


To say that Jesus did not go to hell when he was crucified is completely false. Of course he went to hell. He had to. He went to hell for two reasons. First, he had to fight satan and take the keys of death way from him that had been lost when adam and eve sinned. Second, he had to free the people who believed in God but had sinned. Before Jesus was crucified, you could follow God and obey his laws and worship him and live a spotless life, but if you sinned, just once, you would go to hell. Jesus had to go to hell to take death away from satan so that when we sin, we do not automatically go to hell but can ask for forgiveness and still go to heaven.
---From_the_Holy_Spirit on 10/25/08


No that was a man written doctrine.
The Bible-Mark 15 informs us that Jesus was placed in the tomb then Cpt 16 continues... when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment, and they were affrighted.
---Beth on 8/14/08


Did Jesus go down to hell after he was crucified?

Yes, he did, but not the lake of fire hell, for this is still to come.(which is the earth that we live on now, the 2nd hell or 3rd?) Jesus went down to Abrahams Bossum or pergatory or limbo or the pit. Everybody that died from the beginning to when jesus was put on the cross that did not do GOD's will went here. Thare for when jesus died for our sins he went down to the pit to preach the harvest so that EVERYONE living our dead from begining to then and till the end has a choice.
---Chris on 8/13/08


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Todd1, it's my pleasure.
---Eloy on 6/17/08


All::I refer you to my Post dated 15/6/06 Jesus did not descend to the lost souls (hell) but to those detained souls on his DEATH read Matt27:51-52.
---Emcee on 6/16/08


Ephesians 4:9 says that christ descended into the lower parts of the earth. I will say this is in the 25th book of Matthew in between verses 50 and 52 and I don't mean verse 51. Jesus' purpose of going to Hades was to conquer Death and free those saints whom had fallen asleep. These saints are those of the old testament times whom by faith that Jesus was coming believed and were saved but had to wait in "limbo" some might call it. I like to call it in "waiting" which we must also be.
---sean on 6/16/08


Eloy, thank you!
---Todd1 on 6/15/08


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Todd, to shoe bold type you place an opening tag at the beginning of the text you want bolded, like (b)then write any text you want bolded, then an closing tag at the end of your text, like (/b) But replace the parenthesis I used here with the greater than sign and the less than sign. For colors, use opening tag (font color=red) write your text here, then close the tag (/font) Replacing the parenthesis again with < and >. You can use blue, green, maroon, purple, etc.
---Eloy on 6/15/08


It depends on what you mean by "hell". The word actually has two meanings: either the place of eternal punishment (gehenna), or the abode of departed spirits (hades or sheol).

The "hell" Christ descended to is the second one.
---kumquat on 6/15/08


How are people able to post bolded type and red colored type?
---Todd1 on 6/15/08


Yes He did..the scripture tells us exactly what happened...this is so simple...
---melanie on 6/15/08


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Yes, "For you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you allow your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life: in your presence, fulness of joy, at your right hand, pleasures for evermore...Fear not, I am the first and the last: I he that lives, and was dead, and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death." Psalm 16:10,11, Acts 2:27,31, Revelation 1:17,18. Please Read- Mt.12:38-41, I Pt.3:18,19, Mt.27:52,53
---Eloy on 6/14/08


If you will look up the word:HELL in the Greek,it literally means a hole in the ground, or Pit. Yes, our Lord was in Hell for three days and three nights. But not in Gehenna, the lake of fire.The latter is where the incorrigibly wicked will be cast along with satan,the Beast and false prophet.
---Danelle on 6/14/08


John Paul, our Faith is like Freedom, if we do not act like guards watching it carefully will we lose it - it will be destroyed by the wolves who never sleep. We are told to contend for the faith, likewise we should stay awake lest our freedoms disappear. Complacency is never a good thing. We had two World Wars last century, and we are in an endless War on Terror. Don't you think it is time you woke up to the reality that Satan is controlling the world?
---frances008 on 6/14/08


John Paul, when the government brings in microchips and does away with credit cards, will you wake up then? If so, it will be too late. We have to be constantly awake and know how to be obedient to the gospel. The Church Systems are failing in this most urgent matter, and proving themselves to be false systems.
---frances008 on 6/14/08


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Yes, he did decend into the pit of Hell and he drug that serpent(Satan) around by his jaw & then bruised that Serpents Head W/the Heel of His Foot and took the keys of Death & Hell out of his hands and released many that was in their and they did walk the Earth and showed themselves to many people.
God did as he said, God didnt leave him in Hell & Jesus's Body didn't see Corruption(Rot to dust as we do).
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/14/08


Yes he did. But he was not left there. 1 Peter 3:19 By which also he went and preached to the spirits in prison. Acts 2:31, He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell neither his flesh see corruption. Matthew 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so shall the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. There should be no confusing on these scriptures.
---Rebecca_D on 6/14/08


"For you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you allow your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life: in your presence, fulness of joy, at your right hand, pleasures for evermore...Fear not, I am the first and the last: I he that lives, and was dead, and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death." Psalm 16:10,11, Acts 2:27,31, Revelation 1:17,18. Please Read- Mt.12:38-41, I Pt.3:18,19, Mt.27:52,53.
---Eloy on 6/14/08


NO! Jesus did not go to hell! I pray that you would come to understand SYMBOLIC vs LITERAL language. In this case we are dealing
with symbolic language. PR.
---Pierr5358 on 6/14/08


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Yes, he took sin to hell, then he took the keys and loosed all the righteous souls whom were waiting for their Lord.
---Eloy on 6/14/08


No!

John Paul, I like your name.
---Nicole on 6/13/08


Hell has been prepared for the devil and his angels. Those who freely choose to follow the devil and become influenced or possessed by demons will end up there. Jesus had no reason to go to Hell, since it is as yet not populated. That comes after the White Throne Judgement.
---frances008 on 6/12/08


Too much Theology, really folks, is this going to keep you out of heaven or help you get there? Just as long as you believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins, he carried yours and my sins, and the punishment for sin is death.
---John_Paul on 6/12/08


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No he did not go to hell! What good would He have done there? But there will be those who will disagree. That is ok!
---Pierre on 6/12/08


Read, 1st Peter 3:19, and Matthew 27:50-53
---Barbara on 10/3/07


**well, no confusion about hades and hell here----no such place as hades. that word is not in the KJB**

Yes, there is.

Two different Greek words with two entirely different meanings--hades and gehenna--are translated with the same English word "hell" in the KJV.
---Jack on 12/9/06


well, no confusion about hades and hell here----no such place as hades. that word is not in the KJB
---r.w. on 12/9/06


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In order to understand this teaching,we must remember that heaven was closed to mankind by sin.The gates of Heaven were opened by Jesus's triumph over sin & death,There were many living souls waiting to be allowed to go into heaven.These were the souls Jesus visited in hell of the living,in a place known to us called Limbo.Not the hell of the DEAD.1 peter3:18-19.
---Emcee on 6/15/06


Part 2:

When I do liturgical translations, I prefer to use the Hellenized Hebrew terms "sheol" and "gehenna," rather than "hades" and "hell" which have become not only confused in people's minds, but trivialized.
---Jack on 6/15/06


Where the Apostles' Creed says, in the traditional version, "He descended into hell", it Latin it reads, "descendit in
infernis"--that is "to the lower regions."

"Hell" here should more properly be rendered "hades" or "sheol"--the place of departed spirits, not gehenna, or place of punishment.

Modern versions render it, "He descended to the dead", which is theologically less confusing.
---Jack on 6/15/06


No Jesus did not go to hell. When he cried from the Cross "It is finished" that was it - finished... no more to be added. To say that Jesus went to hell is a false teaching.
---Helen_5378 on 6/15/06


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Of course Jesus went to hell. His commission from the Father was to preach-- good news, to the poor-- heal the broken hearted-- deliverance to the captives-- recovering of sight to the blind-- to set at liberty them that are bruised-- to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Arent those the best descriptions of souls in hell as well as souls on earth. We know Christ went to hell from the Psalms and Acts 2:31. We know that he preached there from 1Peter 3:19 and 4:6
---ben on 6/15/06


Jesus did in deed go in to hell to preach to the people there That one thief was the last one to be saved in that time frame
---betty on 2/9/06


The thief has asked Jesu "Lord remember me when you come into your kingdom" Jesus's reply does not seem to be a rebuff, it seems to be a promise. In that case, if Jesus went to Hell immediately, the thief would go there, and that would not be in accordance with the promise.
I think some of this may be figurative, in time-scale anyway.
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/8/06


A teaching I heard:Before Jesus came,the dead went to a place where Paradise was on one side(Godly people),& Sheol was on the other(Sinners)separated by a gulf.(The man saw the "begger"in Abraham's bosom here.)This is where Jesus spent 3 days & preached.That's why He told the thief on the cross"today you will be with me in Paradise".(I don't think it says what He preached.Enlighten me!)
---lovable_linda on 2/8/06


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I'm trying to find the answer to this question also. I wonder if Jesus went to hell what he meant when he said to the thief "today you will be with me in paradise" and also "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit". Would either of these statments make sense if he went to hell?
---R.J. on 1/26/06


Jesus did preach in hell not salvation but an awful doom. The people that in 2nd Peter speaks about is in hell awaiting their judgement. That part I agree with. but Jesus did preach to them.
---Rebecca_D on 1/12/06


Yes Jesus went to hell but it was Hades(sheol) the common grave of mankind not gehenna or tarerus! There's no preaching done there ,those in hades are dead (awaiting resurrection)
---1st_cliff on 12/17/05


"For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you allow your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life: in your presence, fulness of joy; at your right hand, pleasures for evermore...Fear not; I am the first and the last: I he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." Psalm 16:10,11; Acts 2:27,31; Revelation 1:17,18. Please read Matthew 12:38-41; I Peter 3:18,19; Matthew 27:52,53.
---Eloy on 12/17/05


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The Apostles Creed which is a profession of our Faith as Christians & catholics clearly states "HE descended into hell-5th article; the hell that you understand,Pierre is not the hell of the damned but as peter said those in Prison awaiting release by his death peter3,V18-19this place was known as Limbo.this is proof that those who were not Baptised could not go to heaven good people but Jesus's death & resurrection made this possible.
---Emcee on 12/17/05


In Acts 2:24-32 Peter is expounding on Psalms 16:10. According to this, Jesus was in hell. Exactly why is unclear to me.l Peter 4:6 and l Peter 3:19 says to preach to the dead.Although those 2 in Peter can be taken to mean otherwise, it is a popular belief for them to mean that Christ did some ministry work to the dead.The work itself was finished on the cross but there is much left to do before His second comming.
---john on 12/17/05


Yes he did, he preached in hell for 3 days. Acts 2:30-31, 1 Pe 3:19, Mt 12:40.
---Rebecca_D on 12/16/05


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