Where was Jesus during the 3 days after he was crucified?

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  1. TaliOrlando

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    Where was Jesus during the 3 days after he was crucified?

    Where was he before he rose again?

    Some say he went to Hades and took the keys of hell from Satan?

    Some say he went to Paradise?
     
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    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.

    Where was Jesus? '...in the heart of the earth.'

    Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

    There is no verse that says Jesus wrestled satan for the keys of hell and death. There is no verse that says satan ever had the keys.

    As a matter of fact, God told satan concerning Job

    Job 2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.

    Satan has no power over man where death and hell are concerned. God only has that appointment book.

    Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
     
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    His body was in the earth...but He was with the Father, just like us when we die prior to our resurrection.
     
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    I have heard that He went to Paradise to release the OT saints. Has anyone else heard that?
     
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    John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

    I do not believe He had ascended to the Father prior to His resurrection. Scripture tells us He did not.
     
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    He did set captivity free, Isaiah 61 declares that. Since He told the thief, 'This day thou shalt be with me in paradise', He had to have gone to paradise... else He would have lied.

    Paradise had to have been the place where Abraham was... the same place Lazarus went when he died in Luke 16.

    Jesus went to Paradise to free the OT saints (those who died before the cross)
     
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    Yes. That is what I thought also.

    Was the "bosom of Abraham" the same as Paradise?
     
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    Abraham's Bosom was Paradise for all saints who died before the cross. They were comforted there.
     
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    This is also my understanding, based partly on his words to the thief, "today you shall be with me in Paradise."

    I'm afraid to ask this, but how do we know this? And from an earlier post, why did they have to be freed from Paradise?
     
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    That's what I was thinking as well. Thanks.
     
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    Luk 23:46And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

    BBob,
     
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    I agree, that seems odd. Why does one need to be freed from paradise? Being "freed from paradise" is like me being freed from the buffet line! :D
     
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    I want to find that out as well. Could it be that in Paradise they still were seperated from God and in Heaven they are actually with God.
     
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    The fact is we don't know exactly, but we do know that Christ went and "made proclamation to the spirits now in prison." I believe "Abraham's bosom" and Paradise are the same thing, i.e. the abode of the O.T. saints, a good place but not Heaven. However, they were stuck there for all eternity unless Jesus showed the way to Heaven. John 14:6.
     
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    He did not "ascend" as in go up in His resurrected body in glory, but He certainly was with the Father. There is no way that Christ can be separated from the Father without doing violence to the Trinity.
     
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    There is only Heaven and Hell, there is no other place for souls to go...even in the OT. Paradise is simply another name for Heaven...as is Abraham's Bosom.

    As far as Isaiah 61...Jesus Himself tells us that it is already fulfilled (Lk 4:17-21)
     
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    I apologize for my ignorance but then why did Jesus die on the cross for our sins? If people could still go to heaven in the Old Testament then why did he pay the price on the cross for?
     
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    Excellent question.
    The OT saints were saved in the same way that the NT saints are...through Jesus Christ. There is no other way to Heaven, nor has there ever been.

    The OT saints were saved as they looked forward to Christ and His salvation, even though they saw it as a shadow....as we are saved looking back to Christ and His salvation.

    So they were saved by believing in the Savior to come, they showed their faith by offering sacrifices on God's altar, and these sacrifices represented Christ, the Lamb of God who was to come.
     
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    I dont know but for some reason I cant agree with you yet. Because if thats the case... then what was the point of Jesus paying the price for our sins on the cross. It just doesnt add up, what you are saying. If they were saved and went to heaven in the OT, then what was the need of Jesus coming. Can someone please explain, with scriptures please????
     
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    And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. (Gal 3:8)

    The Gospel was preached in the OT and in the NT, but it was through shadows in the OT (eg: the ceremonial system).
     

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