According to believers in an intermediate state between death and the resurrection:
- Did Jesus go to a paradise in Sheol while he was dead (see Bosom of Abraham)?
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]
- Did Jesus preach to spirts in prison in Sheol?
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, 20 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. [1 Peter 3:18-20 ESV]
- If the answer is yes to both questions, how can we reconcile the two facts? Did Jesus visit different compartments of Sheol? Were the "spirits in prison" in paradise?