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Did Jesus Die Spiritually

Did Jesus die spiritually on the cross and before he was buried? What do you think?

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How the Teaching of Traditional Hell Terrorizes People. God so loved the world !! 100% PERFECTLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY Adam disobeyed JESUS obeyed >Who was greater ?>One person who thought this through had this to say after carefully thinking through what he was taught regarding Hell:

"Perhaps this won't be so well thought out, but here goes. I just saw this and decided to respond. First off, the teaching of Hell most importantly keeps us from loving God. How can one honestly love a god who would punish people eternally for any reason at all? That kind of a god is barbaric, evil, and unforgiving. Well, as for me, that theory of hell was one of the things that turned me away from the traditional church.
---Ken_Mckenzie on 11/29/15

After giving up the Ghost, Jesus didnt die spiritually because He immediately exercised His omnipresence. Without delay He went into the Holy of Holies in the temple, rent the veil from top to bottom (Matthew 27:51). At the same time His presence was in Paradise with the thief and resurrected all the believing dead (Matthew 27:52) whilst proclaiming His victory over satan in hell (Col.2:15), now thats His omnipresent attribute displayed. Jesus never died spiritually, never ever, because His Spirit is the Holy Spirit Himself! After all God is eternal, i.e., no beginning and no end, neither dying at any point of time, God is immutable.
---Noel on 7/3/10

The Spirit do not die like the flesh. Spiritual death is being imprisoned in hell or other places like the abyss. All spirits are derived from God and do not experience anything like physical death.
---Adetunji on 6/30/10

Jesus never died spiritually. Gen.49:33 says Jacob yielded up the ghost, the original text used was gava = gaw-vah). Acts 5:10 says she (Sapphira) yielded up the ghost was from the original word Ekpsucho = eks-psu-kho which both means to expire/die/perish or to breathe his/her last. But in the case of Jesus Christ in Matthew 27:50 is different because yielded up the ghost there from the original Greek was not gava neither Ekpsucho but aphiemi to pneuma = af-ee'-ay-mee ho pnyoo'-mah instead, which literally means send away that Spirit. Pnuema means the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son i.e., the Spirit of Christ is the Holy Spirit Himself separated from Christ human body.
---Noel on 6/30/10

Some teach that Jesus Christ became "sin" in actuality,"sin" only exist in the abstract. If the term sin is used in an abstract sense, why do people think that Jesus Christ could become "sin", or a mere abstraction? It is naturally impossible for a person to literally be "sin",or a mere abstraction. Jesus was a sin-offering, He did not turn into a sinner on the cross and die spiritually.
---TRU-DOG on 12/19/08

I think only soul sleep believers would even entertain such a theory.

Soul sleep theology will confuse you, and it's quite possible that you do not have the Holy Spirit to understand Who the Holy Spirit is. You may not be able to comprehend His power to resurrect Jesus Christ and yourself, when you die. It's a doctrine of death and a doctrine of demons.

Soul sleep is a doctrine of demons.
---Cindy on 3/5/08

No, Jesus did not die Spiritually. What heathen came up with that? But I will tell you this much. Lost people are dead. "Walking around dead people."
---catherine on 3/13/07

No, Jesus did not die Spiritually. What heathen came up with that? But I will tell you this much. Lost people are dead. "Walking around dead people."
---catherine on 3/13/07

'Into your hands i commend my SPIRIT'- Jesus
---John on 2/22/07

New donna and Alaska donna, you both love Mima. I don't care if you use two monikers, but both donnas are answering/asking the same questions.
---Dave on 2/14/07

Spiritual death is simply separation from God; God DID have to turn his back on Jesus the moment he took all our sins on himself. Jesus not only overcame physcial death ... but he also overcam espiritual death when he arose from the dead. He's the only one that has ever (or could ever) overcome spiritual death.
---Mike_P. on 2/14/07

LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength!

Some subjects are better left alone! A reckless opinion can get you into serious trouble when it comes to talking about God! He deserves the HIGHEST respect! If you don't know the truth... close your mouth, and say nothing!
I for one, am not going to sit around and watch while people insult our GOD!
---DePuTy on 2/14/07

Mrs Morgan, I agree with what you state
about us taking our Lord's "burden for the
lost" and for the afflicted; and that, only as
a partaker. However I yet do not see where
he is implying that he will "[exchange] loads"
with us. An example of what I am stating is
found in Luke 12:13-15. In verse 14 Jesus
spoke: "And he said unto him, Man, who
made me a judge or a divider over you?"
---Nana on 2/13/07

What I am stating is that the Lord made
clear that he is not going to address "ALL"
our issues. A Man says, "I am Santified and
ALL I speak is the Truth"; and a Woman says,
"I or anybody is incapable of any Good, but
it is Jesus in us that do" and yet another Woman
says "I am imputed with Jesus's Righteousness".
ALL in All I say, since when is Jesus a Judge
or a Divider amongst us?
With Love, Nana
---Nana on 2/13/07

**His spirit died.**

Spirits do not die.

Otherwise, how could Lazarus have heard the command, "Lazarus, come forth"?

How could Jesus have preached to the "spirits in prison", as St. Peter says?
---Jack on 2/13/07

Mima, it's hard to figure out what you are talking about when you ask if Jesus died spiritually. His spirit died. His breath left Him. A soul is a living person. His soul died. He stopped breathing and gave up the ghost-Mk 15:37. There's no record of His consciousness during the time He was in the grave. He neither went to heaven or interacted with anyone, but rested in the tomb 3 days and rose again. See Jn 20:17; Mt 20:19, 27:64; Mk 10:34; Lk 18:33, 24:46.
---Geoff on 2/13/07

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"Oh please" --The same way I feel about Jesus turning foul/unclean to "appease" God. FALSE DOCTRINE ALERT!
---Mrs._Morgan on 2/13/07

Hello Nana, I'm standing by the meaning of that Scripture as being to unload or to lay burdens like worry,trials,etc. on the Lord. God didn't say He won't give us [His] burden, a [true] child of God takes on the Lord's "burden for the lost" and the afflicted, they have a mission from the Lord, Jesus is saying [exchange] loads. Many Christians carry unnecessary loads, it weights them down, and is counterproductive/a hindrance. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 2/13/07

Sniper - It is sin that God cannot look on. That is why the Father turned His face away from Jesus, because the sin of the world was laid on Jesus.
---Helen_5378 on 2/13/07

Mi ma, I luv you dearly but it's not what people THINK. It's what is written in God's word and what the men of God who wrote the bible who were inspired by the Holy Spirit WROTE. That's why we're called BELIEVERS. We believe the word and we don't guess at what something means. We should not be asking for people's opinions, we should be saying, "What does the word say?"
---donna6598 on 2/13/07

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God turned His face from Him because it was too much for Him...

He is strong enough to take them on...

Which is it, strong enough or too weak to watch? God put the punishment of the world on Jesus, and then had to turn his head because he couldn't bear what he had done?
Oh please
---sniper on 2/13/07

Hi Mrs Morgan,
"Jesus said lay ALL your burdens on Him, because
Only He is strong enough to take them on(Matthew 11:28-30).
God Bless!"
From Matthew 11:28-30, I do not see where Jesus said to lay
our burdens on Him. Perhaps we assume that he said that
because we are accustomed to "unload" whatever has got us
tired and thus gain rest without the load. I have also heard as
doctrine as you just said that we "lay" our burdens on Him.
---Nana on 2/13/07

My KJV online Bible says:
Matthew 11:28: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:29: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I
am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Matthew 11:30: For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
---Nana on 2/13/07

Verse 28 is an invitation and an offer; "rest". Verse 29 states the
exact description of what is being offered. He says: "Take my yoke
upon you, and learn of me" and goes on to describe the actual
medicine or pick-me-up extent of his offer. As he describes himself
he expounds on that "rest". "...for I am meek and lowly in heart and
ye shall find rest unto your souls." If a "meek" and "lowly heart" is
---Nana on 2/13/07

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what he is prescribing, it follows that our souls are burdened on
account of our hearts being fillled with the Antonyms of "meek"
and "lowly heart".
See Job 40:10-14. Now, see that we are encouraged to Love one
another "thy neighbour as thyself". And if we do as in
Job 40:12: "Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and
tread down the wicked in their place."; we have to also thread down
---Nana on 2/13/07

our pride too, remember as "thyself"? See Luke 22:24-27. A life as
such gives a slim chance to Pride to rise up.
If we adquire rightful wealth as that which is not to be cast amogst the
swine, usually with wealth comes pride but it should not be so. And if
we may attain to "Pearls", how great is the treasure chest of Christ? Yet;
He that, if he so wished would be the mightiest and richest King this earth
---Nana on 2/13/07

has ever seen, made himself of no reputation! Philippians 2:7: "But made
himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was
made in the likeness of men:"
So, we are to "LEARN" from Jesus and to take His "Yoke".
Otherwise we would be unequally yoked with God and it is our yoke and
our burdens that lead us unto Sin. Finally, if he is not taking our burden unto
himself, why would he take our Sins upon the Cross?
God Bless!
---Nana on 2/13/07

He was bruised for our transgressions and crushed for our iniquities. I believe this states that he did die spirtually. God Bless Him
---tonne on 2/12/07

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Pharisee...Shame on you! You didn't give us the scripture for "became sin for us."
---Susie on 2/12/07

The Bible says that he "became sin for us."

This doesn't mean he was a sinner, but that he actually became the object of God's displaced wrath.

Dying Spiritually is a confusing term, because no one's spirit has an end, spiritual death however IS separation from God. now I ask you was GOD confused when he asked why he was forsaken? Was he really not forsaken? That would make this the first and only time his humanity was his master, NAY, Christ mastered his humanity.
---Pharisee on 2/12/07

Jesus was God and was perfect (without sin). Only a sinner can die spiritually.
---Leslie on 2/11/07

"Where did you get that idea? Certainly not from the Bible." --Amen, Jack. Some confuse the Fact that Jesus [shouldered] the sin/infirmities of many, (He didn't BECOME sin/sickness & infirmities, That's simply NOT true), no one could understand the agony Jesus went through. Jesus said lay ALL your burdens on Him, because Only He is strong enough to take them on(Matthew 11:28-30). God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 2/11/07

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(1.)Many misinterpret the Scriptures, Jesus ALWAYS remained sinless, the Word is very clear on this, don't use one Scripture as a private interpretation, That won't work. God turned His face from Him because it was too much for Him, seeing His INNOCENT [Pure] Son being crucified by sinners/hypocrites. God the Father has EMOTIONS you know, I have felt the emotions of the Holy Spirit at times. People need to reject that myth that Jesus BECAME foul/unclean, and read the Scriptures as a WHOLE.
---Mrs._Morgan on 2/11/07

(2.)(Hebrews 4:14,15),God would NEVER accept a [unclean] atonement for sin, If Jesus became "unclean", then there is no such thing as a [holy] born-again child of God, because if He became unclean on the Cross, then His blood would too,thus It couldn't CLEANSE/SAVE. The ONLY sacrifice God would ACCEPT for mans sins was the sacrifice of [GOD HIMSELF]....
---Mrs._Morgan on 2/11/07

(3.)...the PERFECT sacrifice, and God NEVER becomes unclean/unperfect/defiled, never mixes with sin, this is why Jesus said to be ye holy, and Abide in Him/The Word-Truth(Our ONLY Safety), those who dispute the importance of holy living by ABIDING IN the Word are just fooling themselves(1 Corinthians 6:9a,)(1 John 3:7-8)(1 Peter 1:16) (Rev. 22:14,15). God said come let us reason together. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 2/11/07

jesus died physically, and was separated spiritually from God because of the sin.for the first time in his life ,in all eternity God had left him. my God why hast they forsaken me? is what jesus said on the cross.that in itself may have been more of a torment for our lord even than the physical one he endured.
---tom2 on 2/11/07

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Matthew 27:46 "Why hast thou forsaken me?"

The sufferings of Christ, stage nine. These words mark the climax of the sufferings of Christ for a lost world. His cry in Aramaic, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me," testifies that He experienced separation from God as the sinner's substitute.

Here the sorrow, grief, and pain were at their worst.
---Ramon on 2/10/07

#2. He was wounded for our transgressions (Is 53:5) and gave Himself a "ransom for many" (20:28; 1 Tim 2:6). Him who had no sin God made "to be sin for us" (2 Cor 5:21); He died forsaken, that we might never be forsaken (cf. Ps 22). Thus, we are redeemed by the sufferings of Christ (1 Pet 1:19).

Jesus was quoting the first line of Psalm 22- a [deep] expression of the anguish He felt when he took on the sins of the world, which cased Him to separated from His Father.
---Ramon on 2/10/07

#3. This was what Jesus dreaded as He prayed to God in the garden to take the cup from Him (Mat 26:39). The physical agony was horrible, but even worse was the period of spiritual separation from God.

1 Pet 24 states "who himself bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness" (NKJV). Christ died for our sins, in our place, so we would not have to suffer the punishment we deserve. This is called substitutionary atonement.
---Ramon on 2/10/07

It isn't what I think, it is what I know. On the cross where wicked people put Him, God hid His face from His son. Because of Sin. tho forsaking His son, His SON still belong to the FATHER. Now I know why at times, God hid His from me. And it is awful. Fear that God has left you.
---catherine on 2/10/07

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** Was Jesus confounded or out of his mind when he shouted my God why have you forsaken me?**

Have you ever compared Matthew 27 with Psalm 22/21LXX?

Funny how one seems to quote the other.
---Jack on 2/9/07

Rickey sweetheart, the bible says Jesus was without sin. Hebrews 4:15 - For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
He took on the sins of the world, but he did not sin. Make sense? Can you find a scripture that says Jesus was a sinner? He took on the sins of the world, that didn't make him the one who committed the sins. Amen?
---donna6598 on 2/9/07

Rickey, Some have misunderstood the Scriptures in that regard, Jesus remained clean/holy/perfect AT ALL TIMES, and made [ATONEMENT](at Calvary) for the sins of many. Sin can't forgive sin, that don't make sense, but it's a popular false doctrine of the day. (Romans 5:12-21). God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 2/9/07

** When Jesus born the sins of the world He became a sinner.**


Where did you get that idea? Certainly not from the Bible.

"For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, YET WITHOUT SIN." Hebrews 4:15
---Jack on 2/9/07

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Was Jesus confounded or out of his mind when he shouted my God why have you forsaken me?

Some seem to think so.
---Pharisee on 2/9/07

Rickey - ("When Jesus born the sins of the world He became a sinner") -- That is absolutely wrong. Jesus never sinned. Jesus became the sin offering for us on the Cross, and He was perfect and without blemish. If He had sinned then He could not have gone to the Cross to become the Saviour of the world.
---Helen_5378 on 2/9/07

When Jesus born the sins of the world He became a sinner. That's where spiritual death set in. Sin separated Him from God just like it separates anyone else from God.
---Rickey on 2/8/07

** If His spirit went to the Father where was He for 3-days? The bible says that He was in hell. Question, how could His spirit be w/ God & He be in hell?**

Keep in mind that "hell" in this context does NOT mean gehenna, or place of eternal punishment, but SHEOL or place of departed spirits.

If our spirits do not die when our bodies do, where did you get the idea that Jesus died spiritually?
---Jack on 2/8/07

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If His spirit went to the Father where was He for 3-days? The bible says that He was in hell. Question, how could His spirit be w/ God & He be in hell?
---Rickey on 2/8/07

"Who (Jesus) in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared (was heard because of his reverence - Russian translation)..." Hebrews 5:7 I think God "was able to save him from death" means spiritual death.
---elena5773 on 2/8/07

Amen Donna! Jesus did not die spiritually.
---susie on 2/8/07

Jesus said, "Father into your hands, I command My Spirit." His Spirit went to the Father, his body died and was burried. You know the rest of the story...he rose from the dead.
---Donna9759 on 2/8/07

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No, Jesus did not die spiritually on the Cross. Only a sinner can die spiritually, and Jesus was perfect and without sin. The "Jesus Died Spiritually" doctrine is a false, heretical teaching that teaches that Jesus suffered in hell after the Cross. When Jesus cried from the Cross "It is finished", the work for redemption of mankind was finished. Jesus does not lie, not can He lie.
---Helen_5378 on 2/8/07

NO, God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 2/8/07

Yep. That's why the bible call Him the Firstborn.
---Rickey on 2/8/07

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