Oh my, another from 8th grade Social Studies

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  1. menageriekeeper

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    The question the teacher asked was:

    On the third day(after ressurection), did Christ go to heaven to the Father or did He go to Hades to convert persons/beings there?

    I need the eighth grade answer here, don't go to deep.
     
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    In Hebrews 9:27, we read that man dies once and is judged.

    In 1 Peter 3:19 we also read that Christ evidently 'preached' to the spirits in prison after His death, through the Holy Spirit. Does this mean 'proclaimed victory' as some have said? That would seem to be the meaning as the preaching was to those who were disobedient at the time the Ark was being built. So it probably was not a mission of conversion but a mission of victory proclaimed and vindication for Noah, a preacher of righteousness (which means of Christ, as all righteousness is in Christ).

    However, after the Resurrection, Christ stayed on earth until Pentecost when He ascended into the Shekinah Glory Cloud, as witnessed by His disciples. At that point He has been seated at the right hand of the Father.

    So on the third day, He rose from the dead, and remained with the disciples for a little over a month.
     
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    Read the passage. Let me be sure I understand though: Christ preached to these during the three days he was in the grave?

    What about when Christ told Mary not to touch Him for "I have not yet returned to the Father"?(John 20:17) Does this imply that Christ still had somewhere else to go/something else to do before He could be touched/handled? (in other words does this verse imply that there were events still to take place in the spiritual realm before Christ reappeared to the disciples as a whole?).
     
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    I heard that Christ was pronuncing victroy to the Demons in Hades and pronouncing judgemement on all of the demons and Satan before He resurrected (dont you just want to get up and shout after reading 'he resurrected'?). And someone today I think mentioned the Gospel being breached to the dead was something of a metaphor of reviving the ones who were psiritually wounded in th faith....was it Swindoll?
     
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    Touch me not - Or rather, Do not cling to me (for she held him by the feet,) Mt 28:9. Detain me not now. You will have other opportunities of conversing with me. For I am not ascended to my Father - I have not yet left the world. (Wesley)

    Touch me not, &c. This passage has given rise to a variety of interpretations. Jesus required Thomas to touch him (Joh 20:27), and it has been difficult to ascertain why he forbade this now to Mary. The reason why he directed Thomas to do this was, that he doubted whether he had been restored to life. Mary did not doubt that. The reason why he forbade her to touch him now is to be sought in the circumstances of the case. Mary, filled with joy and gratitude, was about to prostrate herself at his feet, disposed to remain with him, and offer him there her homage as her risen Lord. This is probably included in the word touch in this place; and the language of Jesus may mean this: "Do not approach me now for this purpose. Do not delay here. Other opportunities will yet be afforded to see me. I have not yet ascended -- that is, I am not about to ascend immediately, but shall remain yet on earth to afford opportunity to my disciples to enjoy my presence." From Mt 28:9, it appears that the women, when they met Jesus, held him by the feet and worshipped him. This species of adoration it was probably the intention of Mary to offer, and this, at that time, Jesus forbade, and directed her to go at once and give his disciples notice that he had risen. (Barnes)


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