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Did Jesus Go To Hell

Does 1 Peter 3-18:19 ,"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: By which also He went and preached unto the spirits in prison;" prove Jesus went to hell in the spirit?

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 ---mima on 10/19/06
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Yes, JESUS (YAHUSHUA) descended to Hell. But, He went not to be tormented. He suffered for our sins while hanging and dying on the Cross. He paid for our sins when he shed His Blood so He did not have to suffer torments in Hell. Rather, He went to the Paradise side of Hell to preach the Good News that He had finally accomplished the act of Atonement that was prophesied of old. And, He set the Saints of old free from Paradise underground and took them to Heaven before the Throne of the Father.
---Gordon on 6/29/07

Fact that man is a three-fold being. God made man's body from the dust then breathed into him the breath of life-spirit, and man became a living soul (Gen 2:7). He is a spirit, he has a soul, and he lives in a body (1Thes 5:23). The Bible teaches there is more than one type of death(Ep 2:1). Christ died for our sins. Isaiah chapter 53:4-11 speaks of Christ 3-fold death. Lev.chapter16 unfolds the mystery of how Jesus was to lay his life read it and why there are 3 animals to be sacrificed.
---Grace on 6/28/07

the rich man is in hell right now
---r.w. on 11/18/06

1Pet3:18-19 "Prove Jesus went to hell in the spirit".He never went to hell. He preached to living beings "spirits" Pneuma simply means person.Luke8:55,1Cor16:18 where my spirit means,"me" Gal6:18,2Tim4:22 etc whre your spirit means "you". Accordingly, these "spirits" can be considered living human beings as were the "8 souls" of v20
---mmadm on 10/24/06

greetings,for leon,i am not going in the direction as you on this subject.i am refering to the ones who were put in prison for disloyalty to God. but i do see your point.thanks for reply
---earl on 10/23/06

Thank you earl. Repentance is only available to mankind while we live on earth . After death, it is no longer possible.

Jesus went to Paradise (Abraham's bosom), spoke to all the Old Testament, etc., saints who lived "by faith" on earth before He was born, crucified & resurrected. Jesus took them from Paradise to Heaven.
---Leon on 10/23/06

greetings,for leon,i did not write with quotations marks as you suggested in your reply.but what does a 'preacher' do if not call sinners to repentance?does he not preach?
---earl on 10/22/06

mike, Sinners are condemned already and suffer curses while they live separated from God, and when they die their soul is sealed in torments, but the righteous who die go to Abraham's bosom which is heaven and paradise. God's plan is carried out in dispensation or stages. 1st birth, then either get born-again or remain unregenerate, and according to your works you are judged- now in this lifetime, and again in the next life. Those who are born-again, the 2nd death has no dominion over us.
---Eloy on 10/22/06

earl: Specifically, where in the Bible does it say, "... to offer them a chance to repent ."?
---Leon on 10/22/06

greetings,for leon,...peter.
---earl on 10/21/06

Mima, 1 Peter 3:18-20 speaks of the same Spirit which preached to disobedient. When? In Noah's days-v20. This is consistent with the rest of the Bible:

For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Eccl 9:5
---Geoff on 10/21/06

Here's a riddle for the scholars, If people are now in Hell (that burning place of torture for the condemned), does that mean they will not be in the Judgement? Would a just God punish people He had not judged? OR could dead people actually be in the grave waiting the ressurection as scripture shows?
---mikefl on 10/21/06

earl: "jesus did go to visit the 'spirits' to offer them a chance to repent."

What book(s), chapter(s), verse(s) in the Bible says that?
---Leon on 10/21/06

Earl, the Creed is talking about Sheol or Hades (the lower regions), not gehenna.
---Jack on 10/20/06

It says in the Bible that Jesus is at the right hand of the Father, waiting to intercept for believers. So there is no way that he is in hell
---Brian on 10/20/06

Basically there is heaven for the righteous, earth for the living, and hell for the sinners. Jesus did not merely go to the dead, but he went to hell and damnation; because he became sin and Holy God turns his back and his light away from all sin, and all sin goes to hell; but hell could not hold Jesus because the sin he was carrying was not his own sin, but that of others, therefore hell had no legal grounds to keep Jesus, whom was 100% innocent of any personal sin. And he resurrected himself.
---Eloy on 10/20/06

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greetings,where do you suggest this place(descended to the dead) you speak of is?
---earl on 10/20/06

English does not always carefully distinguish between the place of eternal punishment (gehenna) and the place of departed spirits (sheol in Hebrew; hades in Greek).

When the Apostles' Creed says that Jesus "descended into hell," in Latin it reads "descendit in infernis"--that is, the lower regions.

"He descended to the dead", as the ICET text has it, is actually more specific and less confusing.
---Jack on 10/20/06

greetings,the ones who were responsible for the sin they commited are in a prison enviroment but not here where we reside.if it was then would we not be living in hell?jesus did go to visit the "spirits"to offer them a chance to repent.all celestial bodies exist in does not exist outside of heaven and it is surely not paradise.
---earl on 10/20/06

"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 10/19/06

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Jesus did not go to hell as some falsely teach. When Jesus cried out on the Cross "It is finished", the work for man's salvation was completed with nothing more to be done.
---Helen_5378 on 10/20/06

#1 Through biblical studies I have discovered there are three 'hells'. The first is the holding place of the angels, also called Tartarus (2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6). Than there is Sheol, which is divided into two sections by a chasm. On one side of the chasm are the unrighteous dead who await judgement, on the other side of the chasm is where the old testament prophets and men of God went (The bosom of Abraham).
---Ryan on 10/19/06

#2 When Christ descended into the earth He led the captives free, these were the men in the old testament who were held in the bosom of Abraham (Luke 16:19-31). Than there is the Lake of Fire, this is the hell that awaits all who have praticed iniquity, men and angels and Satan alike (Matt 25:41, Rev 19:20, Rev 20:10, Rev 20:14-15).
---Ryan on 10/19/06

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