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Jesus Suffered In The Flesh

First Peter 4:1 says,"Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh". Question; did this suffering take place in hell as some teach, or to take place on the cross?

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#1 Jesus suffered in the flesh on the Cross and before the Cross. Jesus suffered rejection, betrayal, the death of those He loved as well as the physical suffering from the beatings and the Cross. Jesus went to upper sheol after His death. He went their to preach to the captives - all the old testament saints who had died before Him. Upper sheol was the home of the righteous dead before Christ came. He went there to preach salvation thru Himself.
---Debbie_Jo on 2/22/08


#2 When He left upper sheol after 3 days, He led them up to earth where they were seen by many and then on to heaven or Paradise. At the time of Jesus death there was both an upper sheol and a lower sheol. There was a great gulf between these two compartments - the richman and Lazarus. Jesus never went down to lower sheol to fight the devil, He didn't go there at all. Jesus suffering was complete by the time He got to upper sheol.
---Debbie_Jo on 2/22/08


Mima, Jesus suffered a long time before the cross. He was persecuted by the Jews,distressed in his spirit about the sin,Jesus wept,so his whole brief ministry was full of suffering as well as joy in knowing he would save people from sin. Of course there was the physical suffering endured after he was arrested,and worse of all was the cross. No the suffering was not in hell. A sinless person doesn't suffer the torment of hell,no punishment due.
---Darlene_1 on 2/22/08


All of the suffering that Jesus Christ did for us was done totally and completely on the Cross.
---Helen_5378 on 7/13/07


There are a lot of mixed up notions about hell. Our library classifies it under The divine comedy. That's right it's a joke. We'll tell you what we want, draw some pictures and we'll put your name on it. Dante's inferno. John Paul the second overruled the doctrine in August 1999. Time magazine or newsweek covered the story. Christ's "hell" experience is related to "Jonas" in the fish belly. Was Jonas alive in there wiggling around and suffering..
---jhonny on 12/27/06




I agree with craige's answer. Also the spirit of Jesus(or one could say the spirit of God) the one that he sent to his Father in heaven never died. The teaching that he suffered physically or spiritually in hell is absolutely from the pit of darkness.
---Mima on 12/27/06


The lord's supper is kept on the night he was betrayed. Mostly your enemies can't get close enough to do it. It takes someone close to you. Betrayal is a very difficult and painful trial. In fact judas' betrayal of Christ was literally a sell out with a currency pay out involved. Christ responded in a way that Adam failed to do. He shall be called "The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in."
---jhonny on 12/27/06


I beleive he suffered in hell and on the cross. Let's face it the people who crucified our Lord and saviour were cruel. It states that they gave him gall to drink which is like anthrax today. The mocked him stole his clothes, beat him and then crucified him. All he came to do was save us from our sin. People can be very cruel.
---tonne on 12/26/06


Col.1:21- He reconciled us in the body of his flesh through death. It was at the cross that He suffered in the flesh. When He went into Hell we went as a conquerer, already victorios over death, so there was no need for him to suffer in Hell.
---craige on 12/15/06


Jesus knew the mind and the heart of men.
When we uncover a thing hidden in darkness
we suffer greatly. How much more if nothing
was hidden from us for a lifetime! Still, he
taught us to pray even for our enemies and
he more than no one really knows the truth!
---Nana on 12/15/06




Jesus suffered while he walked on earth. People perscuting him, blaspheming agaisnt him. Let alone while they beat him, until he couldn't be reconized. Christ has suffered more than we what have. I have been through some tough times, but Christ went through it before I did. Jesus didn't suffer in hell. I don't know where people get that at.
---Rebecca_D on 12/13/06


1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
Romans 8:17
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Romans 8:18
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
---kathr4453 on 12/10/06


2 Corinthians 1:5
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
Galatians 6:12
As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
Philippians 1:29
For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
---kathr4453 on 12/10/06


Philippians 3:10
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

Colossians 1:24
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:

1 Thessalonians 3:4
For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
---kathr4453 on 12/10/06


2 Thessalonians 1:5
Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:

2 Timothy 2:12
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

2 Timothy 3:12
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution
---kathr4453 on 12/10/06


Hebrews 2:10
For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Hebrews 2:18
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Hebrews 5:8
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
---kathr4453 on 12/10/06


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"The flesh" refers to all of Jesus's human nature, not just His physical body. ALL of His human nature suffered in the Passion.

The "descent into hell" refers to His descent into the place of departed spirits, called "sheol" in Hebrew or "hades" in Greek. Alas, the one English word "hell" is used to mean both the place of departed spirits AND place of eternal punsihment.
---Jack on 12/9/06


The suffering in the flesh was completed on the cross when He said, It is finished. When He descended into hell it was to free the captives. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?) Eph. 4:7-9
---MCOI_Don on 12/8/06


I agree with Darlene except on one point. I believe Jesus' worst suffering was seeing His people reject Him(God in the flesh): Denying the Saviour walking among them. Oh my to be denied to your face by your own children. To me, worse than death.
---mikefl on 12/8/06


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