Where was Jesus for the three days between His death and resurrection? Did Jesus go to Hell?

Where was Jesus for the three days between His death and resurrection? Did Jesus go to Hell?

23 thoughts on “Where was Jesus for the three days between His death and resurrection? Did Jesus go to Hell?”

  1. Just two quick questions: Don't we have theological truths that make it possible for Him to have gone to hell?

    1. He is omnipresent, so as His soul was momentarily separated from His body that was in the grave, it was possible for Him to be present everywhere.

    2. He could have proclaimed to those spirits for a short while, and then joined that thief in Paradise.

    So the reasoning is not that He descended into hell and stayed there for three days.

    On a side note, you hold to an interesting view of Ephesians 4, so I found your interpretation quite fascinating. Thanks.

  2. “Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses." ~ Acts 2:19-32

    The Bible says God would not leave Christ's soul in Hades (or hell), but would raise Him up. In order to not be left somewhere, you have to go there first.

    "Therefore He says:

    'When He ascended on high,

    He led captivity captive,

    And gave gifts to men.”'

    (Now this, 'He ascended'—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)" ~ Ephesians 4:8-10

    The thief, like Lazarus before him, was taken to Abraham's Bosom where Christ, having completed His work, met him and then led him and the other saints of old free.

  3. Not sure I agree. I believe paradise typically referred to Abraham’s bosom. From what I understand. Typically. I think the man on the cross went with Jesus there. In Matthew 27 it talks about how saints rose from the grave and spoke to people. I think that’s who Jesus spoke to. I believe Jesus descended into the part of Hell called paradise where the saints were waiting in a peaceful place and He brought them out. The Bible teaches about Abraham’s Bosom in Jesus’ story about Lazarus and the rich man. Some actually believe it wasn’t a parable at all. Could be agrued. But you can't argue with this verse.

    Matthew 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Or Hell.)

    I like a lot of these teaches but I’m not on board with this one sorry. Plus I’m not a big fan of different translations adding words that weren’t in the original Greek. Seems dangerous to me

  4. ‘We do not know for sure’? We don’t when we follow after what men say and not what Scripture says. Paradise was in a compartment of Hell, of saved OT Saints, saved by faith, who had been forgiven (atoned) of their sins, but had to wait there till the shedding of the blood of JC, the only thing that washes/cleanses/purges sins away. Abraham and Lazarus were there. After His death He went there, and having resurrected He took Paradise from there to Heaven. No, Satan is not in Hell, daemons/devils are in another compartment, the Bottomless Pit, not in Paradise. The ‘church’ speaking about Rome, has given us heresies upon heresies, for after all Rome is about the Religion of the Mysteries of Babylon, the queen of heaven, mother of harlots, worship of Ishtar if by another name, paganism personified. This is not from studying ‘commentaries’ by the studying the KJV itself.

  5. Paradise = Abraham’s bosom. Luke makes it clear with the account of the rich man and Lazarus.

    1. Rich man is in the place of suffering aka hell.

    2. Lazarus is in Abraham’s bosom aka paradise

    3. The great gulf that is fixed between the place of suffering and paradise is the bottomless pit aka Tartarus.

    Jesus Christ descended into Abraham’s bosom and emptied it out by taking all the OT saints to heaven aka the Fathers house.

    Hence why when a believer dies now, they are present with the Lord in the Fathers house and not in Abraham’s bosom.

    Unbelievers still go to the same place the rich man went to, which is hell.

    Most likely in the center of the earth. Amen.

  6. Abraham's bosom is not a place or side compartment in hell. Lazarus just laid on Abraham's chest. People in the OT went to heaven when they died by faith. Elijah was caught up to heaven in a whirlwind the bible says. If everyone went to Abraham's bosom why does it not mention that throughout the old testament. Just read the KJV bible and believe it for what it clearly says and not modern perversions. The guy doesnt mention the clear scripture in Acts 2:31 that says his soul was in hell or Jonahs prohecy of it or David's in the psalms. JESUS was our passover and in the old testament the sacrifice was ALWAYS to be burnt with fire symbolizing jesus's future sacrifice.

  7. I disagree. And many historical theologians disagree. Jesus was in Abraham's Bosom delivering the OT saints to heaven because Hebrews 11 says OT saints cannot go to heaven without Jesus' atonement on the cross.

  8. There were babies and small children who died during the flood, at least there would seem to be. So, perhaps it was they whom Jesus set free.

  9. Omnipresent… It means to be at more than one place at same time.

    Christ upon death returned to his Godly nature which means he could have been everywhere, both hell and heaven at same time.

  10. I have heard that it could be, "Truly I tell you today, you will be with me in Paradise." So when He returns, and the criminal is resurrected, He would share paradise with Jesus. Which is what he asked for, for a part of the coming kingdom.

    There are many examples in the bible of them saying things this day, or today, so I would try to make the case without this one verse. I testify to you today, or against you today, I teach you today/this day, I command you today, etc.

    Paul teaches that the believers who die will come forth from their graves at Jesus’ second coming and then the gift of immortality will be bestowed on them, so this seems to agree with the scriptures more to me.

    In addition you have Matthew 12:40 – For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Sheol, the place of the dead or the grave.)

  11. I believe that this passage of scripture was pointing to those in Abraham's bosom through out the old testament it speaks of deeds of faith counted unto them as righteousness so being saved under the period of the law they as well as Abraham's was put in a special place till Christ come which is elaborated by Jesus parable of Lazarus and the rich man and while there proclaimed his victory over death and his Lord ship over all.

  12. Yahweh is your religion and Jesus was given the world without consent. Jesus churches and books and worship is the result of the world we live in today. He owns the world.

  13. Talking about paradise Jesus said to the thief this day you will be with me don't sound like heaven because after the resurrection he told them not to handle him because he had not yet ascended kind of falls into the first comment I made earlier, something was really going on in the spiritual realm then , as much theological talk as you want but I think I'll wait and let Jesus clarify what happened in the here after.

  14. John 20:17 “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.”

  15. When in the garden after Jesus was raised, John 20:7 "Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not ascended to my father:" said Jesus. You are saying Jesus died, went to heaven, and after three days and three nights there He returned to earth to see Mary Magdalene just to tell her not to touch Him because He had to go right back to heaven and present Himself to God? That makes no sense. Then consider Matthew 12:40 "For as Jonas 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." Said Jesus Christ. He surely knew his fate and He doesn't lie! These quotes are from the KJV, dump the nasb "Bible" and their adding words to redirect the meanings of what Jesus Himself said! I'm not a preacher, just an avid reader of the Word of God.
    Paradise is used for Abraham's bosom and in other places heaven. The word translated "hell" is not the same word throughout the Bible. Anywhere the risen Jesus is or that God is will always be Paradise! Before the resurrection all righteous went to Paradise and unsaved went to hell. At the end hell will be cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:13 "… death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them…" Revelation 20:14 "… This is the second death."

  16. We are not immortal. We are mortal. People are uncomfortable with that fact so they invent religion to tell themselves they will live forever in paradise

  17. Can we please let go of this European falsehood of the "church fathers". Who gave these authority. If it's not GodAlmighty, then why are these so called men of God giving credence to these men. The earth is all messed up as to the faith.

  18. @7:44 quite contradictory to the writer's intelligence. The Man said "I say to you today, you shall be with me in paradise!" it's a strong affirmation in the present for the future. The thief was condemned by the law, but that time, in that moment with Jesus, after requesting to him, Jesus had to say yes, but he had to affirm it.

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