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When Jesus was in the tomb for three days

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  1. Bope

    Bope New Member

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    I heard a story of Christ going to hell to talk to people regarding the resurection or something along those lines. Is there any truth to this?
     
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    HammerStone Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    I'm very vague about this but perhaps this was found in one of the New Testament apocrypha? I know I've heard this but to be honest I'm not completely familiar with the story.
     
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    I am not sure. I have heard it may have been Peter who said it. I am going to look it up now. I am curious. I thought you may have some insight of some kind.Found it:
    1 Peter 3:18-22 (New International Version)New International Version (NIV)Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible SocietyNIV at IBS International Bible Society NIV at Zondervan Zondervan18For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, 19through whom[a] also he went and preached to the spirits in prison 20who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, 21and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22who has gone into heaven and is at God's right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.
     
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    Well there ya go. That was a verse I was unfamiliar with (no suprise there hehe). Interestingly enough, a referene in my handy Companion Bible suggests a connection with the Nephilim given the fact that these were mentioned specifically to be from the days before Noah.But yes, you are right, in this verse Christ journeys into hell by all intents and purposes.
     
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    I found it interesting. I heard about this when I ws in the JW's, but forgot all about it. I heard something about Jesus taking to Nephilim... I did not know angels could be saved as well...which begs the question, what is hell? I heard it was Sheol (meaning grave) or Ghenna meaning the refuse fire. Which is the metaphore?
     
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    I understood he went to tell the Nephilim that he had won the battle over Satan and the fallen angles(Nephilium) I beleive this becomes more clear when studied in Hebrew,that he offered salvation to the lost souls and declared victory over Satan and Nephilium.
     
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    Why?He had a mission to lead captivity captive..................There are Three Heavens............. You have read so many scriptures that make mention of the Third Heaven so you know it does exist.........I'll list a few.2 Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the *third heaven.Revelation 8:10 And the *third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;Revelation 12:4 And his tail drew the *third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the *first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.WE HAVE MENTION OF THE FIRST AND THIRD HEAVEN.........THE *FIRST HEAVEN IS MADE OF THE:ATMOSPHERE TROPOSPHERESTRATOSPHEREMESOSPHEREIONOSPHEREEXOSPHERE FROM THE EARTH UP TO APPROX. 600 MILES IN SPACEFROM THERE UP ANOTHER APPROX. 600 MILES IN SPACE UPWARDSQUASARS HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED 80 - 85 MILLION LIGHT YEARS FROM EARTHAPPROX....... DISTANCE IS 185 TRILLION BILLIIN MILES.................THAT IS 95% TO THE END OF THE SECOND HEAVEN......................THE END OF THE COSMOS................THE HUBBLE HAS A LENSE TO SEE THAT FAR.............. IT IS SHORT ONLY5% OF SIGHT TO SEE THE GATES OF HEAVEN INTO THE*THIRD HEAVEN.............. (kinda like the Tower of Babble)Talk about no generation will have known and seen as much........... we are it.If we have too much more time here.......... We will watching what goes on the Third Heaven..............(just as the tower of Babble not permissible)_______________________________________________________________HELL ..............begins with Hades............ in Hades there is a comfort sideParadise................. together in one place................ seperated..As explained in the story of the Rich man in Hell and Lazarus in Paradise.Luke 16: 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. Since the Cross................Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? Sacrifice of bood and bulls is no antonement for sin........it only covered sin.Hebrews 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.After the Cross.Those that Loved God waited on Jesus.......... He took the souls of Paradise to the Third Heaven............. rendering the comfort side of Hadies the Paradise side*closed... Paradise is now in the *Third Heaven........... Jesus opened the Gate and made it possible.......The Hell side of Hades is still open for the business of suffering........... It is a holding jail ...Romans 2: 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: THE JUST AND THE UNJUST WILL BE MEASURED BY HIS DEEDS..............EACH WILL RECIEVE HIS REWARD ACCORDINGLY.Matthew11: 23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the Day of Judgment, than for thee.WHY IS JUDGMENT FOR SODOM MORE TOLERABLE THAN FOR CAPERNAUM?SODOM WAS BEFORE CHRIST............. THEY HAD NOT HEARD OF HIM....THERE ARE DIFFERENT DEGREES OF PUNISHMENT, JUST AS REWARDS...FOR EXAMPLE......... SOME LIVE ALL THEIR LIVES WORKING FOR THE LORD, THEY ARE SAVED AND HAVE DENIED THEMSELVES MUCH IN JESUS NAME SAKE.OTHERS MAY FIND JESUS ON THEIR DEATH BED, NEVER HAVING DONE A THING IN THE NAME OF JESUS.........SALVATION IS A FREE GIFT FROM GOD. YET THERE ARE CROWNS TO EARN IN JESUS NAME .............REWARDS............. THERE WILL BE THOSE WITH NO CROWN TO OFFER UNTO THE LORD.THE FINAL PENITENIARY............... GAHANNA.... OR THE LAKE OF FIREThe Judgment at the Great White Throne11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and DEATH AND HELL DELIVERED UP THE DEAD which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.DEATH AS IN ...... DEAD WITHOUT CHRIST...... THESE IN HELL (HADES) ARE NOW MOVED TO THE ETERNAL PRISION GAHANNA... EACH WILL SERVE OUT HIS OR HER DEGREE OF PUNISHMENT FOR ALL ETERNITY...............God BlessP.S. Hi,,,,,,,,I'm a newbie:)
     
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