We miss this KEY note in Scripture that explains…

For God so Loved the world that His Essence sent His Word, that became Man that whosoever should believe in Christ shall have eternal life.

Jesus changed life!!! In the three days after crucifixion He was righting wrongs, Amen.

Where was Jesus between Crucifixion and Resurrection?

A window showing Jesus rising from the dead on Easter Sunday inside Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.

A window showing Jesus rising from the dead on Easter Sunday inside Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.PATRICK OEHLER/POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL

But the question of Jesus’ location between His death and resurrection has been a point of debate among some Christians for the last couple millennia.

“I’m not a guy who’s going to act like I have all the answers, and this is one that I can’t say I definitively know,” said Eric Petty, the lead minister at Skyline Church of Christ in Jackson. “It is an interesting discussion, and we could sit here all day and discuss and come to different conclusions and both of them be logical and understandable.

“But at the end of the day, all that really matters is that Jesus died to take away my sin and your sin – all of our sins – and on the first day of the week after that He arose to have victory over death. And He offers that same victory to us now.”

After explaining Christ died once for the sins of everyone and was raised to life in 1 Peter 3:18, the following two verses say, “in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.”

“I looked this up, and even Martin Luther, who started the Protestant Reformation and was knowledgeable of Scripture, he even said in his own commentaries this is the most difficult passage in the New Testament to understand because it’s not very clear what Peter is trying to say,” Petty said. “You read through the chapter and you see ‘Christ died for everyone’s sins.’ OK I get that.

“’He was raised to life in the Spirit.’ OK. I’m still with you Peter. And then he adds in, ‘And He went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed God long ago while Noah was building the ark.’ And I want to be like, “Hey Peter, can you go back over that again?’ But unfortunately that’s not going to happen at this point.”

Based on the wording in 1 Peter, there’s an argument that Jesus spent the weekend between His death and Resurrection in Hell preaching to the souls who were already there, giving them a chance at the forgiveness available through His sacrifice not previously available before His death.

The wording of the text suggests Jesus did that at least for those who drowned in the Flood when it rained 40 days and 40 nights in Genesis 6 while Noah and his family were in the ark.


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To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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