Yes! Errr... NO!
There are three competing theories on this.
Jesus went to Hell with the damned.
Jesus went to paradise in Hades
Jesus went to heaven.
All of these beliefs are based on a few critical verses.
Verse 1: 1 Peter 3:18-20
In 1 Peter 3:18-20 (NIV), we see:
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to ...
First, it's important to understand that a biblical understanding of hell is not as cut and dry as we might like it to be. That's another discussion.
Second, the Nicene creed, which is most widely used creed across Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant, simply says:
he suffered death and was buried.
with no mention of hell.
Third, any orthodox (that's ...
YES, He did.
1 Peter 3:19-20 (NIV)
19 After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the
imprisoned spirits— 20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God
waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In
it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water,
Those disobedient spirits are obviously in ...
Remember that after the Crucifixion, when Mary Magdalene found Jesus in the garden, he told her that he had not yet ascended to his Father in Heaven. This implies that Paradise, where he had been while he was dead, is not Heaven.
It gets even more interesting in 1 Peter chapter 3, where it says that while Jesus was dead, he went and preached to the spirits ...
For the larger context of the authorship and development of the creed, please see my answer to this question: Did the Apostles' Creed originate with the Apostles?
Church historian Philip Schaff provides a summary of the development of the Apostles' Creed in his book, The Creeds of Christendom. A helpful table, showing the creed's gradual formation in the ...
This answer is in two parts. Part 1 comes from an Evangelical perspective and attempts to indirectly show that Abraham's Bosom no longer exists by arguing that it never existed to begin with. Part 2 tries to logically show how the definition of Abraham's Bosom is inconsistent with it remaining in existence after Christ's Resurrection.
Part 1: If it didn't ...
Not only is this belief held by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is one of the core tenets of their faith as outlined in the Four-fold Mission of the Church.
Mormons believe that after physical death the spirit is separated from the body and enters the Spirit World. The spirit is then places in Spirit Prison or Spirit Paradise,...
Wayne Grudem is probably the most prominent theologian who has provided a detailed argument on this topic.1 He first disputes the common interpretations of five passages: Acts 2:27, Romans 10:6–7, Ephesians 4:8–9, 1 Peter 3:18–20, and 1 Peter 4:6, and argues that none of them clearly teach any form of the "descent into hell" doctrine.
He then proceeds to ...
First, be careful with your statement "The Christian understanding that everyone was born with origin[al] sin". Yes, this is a common Christian belief, and it is indeed a Catholic one, but it is not universal. This is irrelevant to the rest of your question, but worth noting.
And yes, there does indeed exist the idea that Jesus descended into "Hell" between ...
The LDS concept of preaching to the spirits of the dead derives from a couple passages in 1 Peter:
18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
20 Which ...
I will answer the question from the viewpoint of Roman Catholic doctrine.
Before Christ's death, the state or "place" of the souls of all dead people (Hebrew sheol, Greek hades and Latin inferus ) was divided into several "compartments".
Gehenna or hell (latin infernus ), inhabited by the souls of the damned, where they are tormented by fire (Mt 5:22,...
The Bible gives us no information as to when Hell and the lake of fire were or possibly when the lake of fire will be created.
Hell is first mentioned in:
Deuteronomy 32:22 KJV
For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
Luke 16:23 tells us that the rich man went to a place called Hades. "And in Hell, he lift up his eyes being in torments" The Bible describes the rich mans experience in Hades as "being in torments".
Acts 2:27 clearly states that Jesus soul was not left in Hades and that implies his soul was there but was not left there permanently. Earlier in verse 24 of ...