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Old Jul 12, '07, 10:22 pm
PeteZaHut PeteZaHut is offline
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Default Time between Jesus' death and resurrection

Did Jesus go to hell between his death and resurrection? Why?
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Old Jul 12, '07, 10:41 pm
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Did Jesus go to hell between his death and resurrection? Why?
He went to Hades, not Hell. Hell is the eternal Hell of the Final Judgement. Hades is the realm of the dead that everyone goes to, until the Final Judgement. Jesus went to Hades, to preach to the righteous in Hades.
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Old Jul 12, '07, 11:09 pm
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Did Jesus go to hell between his death and resurrection? Why?
Christ Descended into Hell

CCC 632 The frequent New Testament affirmations that Jesus was "raised from the dead" presuppose that the crucified one sojourned in the realm of the dead prior to his resurrection. This was the first meaning given in the apostolic preaching to Christ's descent into hell: that Jesus, like all men, experienced death and in his soul joined the others in the realm of the dead. But he descended there as Savior, proclaiming the Good News to the spirits imprisoned there.

CCC 633 Scripture calls the abode of the dead, to which the dead Christ went down, "hell" - Sheol in Hebrew or Hades in Greek - because those who are there are deprived of the vision of God. Such is the case for all the dead, whether evil or righteous, while they await the Redeemer: which does not mean that their lot is identical, as Jesus shows through the parable of the poor man Lazarus who was received into "Abraham's bosom": "It is precisely these holy souls, who awaited their Savior in Abraham's bosom, whom Christ the Lord delivered when he descended into hell." Jesus did not descend into hell to deliver the damned, nor to destroy the hell of damnation, but to free the just who had gone before him.

CCC 634 "The gospel was preached even to the dead." The descent into hell brings the Gospel message of salvation to complete fulfilment. This is the last phase of Jesus' messianic mission, a phase which is condensed in time but vast in its real significance: the spread of Christ's redemptive work to all men of all times and all places, for all who are saved have been made sharers in the redemption.

CCC 635 Christ went down into the depths of death so that "the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live." Jesus, "the Author of life", by dying destroyed "him who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and [delivered] all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong bondage."Henceforth the risen Christ holds "the keys of Death and Hades", so that "at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth."
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Old Jul 16, '07, 4:19 pm
Daniel Marsh Daniel Marsh is offline
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Default Re: Time between Jesus' death and resurrection

In short, sheol was divided up into two compartments, the side for the Righteous ( Abraham's Bosom, Paradise ) and the side for the Wicked. Luke 16. According to Peter Jesus preached to the OT Righteous in paradise, spirits in prision. Based on Eph 4, Jesus led those to heaven after his resurrection. Paradise was moved from Sheol to heaven II Cor 12.
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