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Old 07-19-2009, 06:54 AM
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Default Where did the Lord Jesus go after His death?

Yesterday I was having a chat to an old friend and the subject arose about where Jesus went after He had died on the cross. I was wondering is there anyone out there who can help me understand this how I’m supposed to as I am having a difficult time putting it all together in my mind.
I am familiar with the concept that paradise is probably a section/realm within “the heart of the earth” but I am not fully sure where to stand on this. What are your ideas?


Mt.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.”

Lk.23:43 “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”

Eph.4:8-9 “Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?”

Lk.23:46 “And 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.”

Jn.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 know that this last reference is more than likely referring to His bodily ascension, but I thought that I would throw it in the mix just in case.

God bless