0 Where did Jesus go when he died?

Where did Jesus go when he died?


Just before he died, Jesus said this to the "good thief" who was crucified with him,

Verily I say unto thee, to day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43

So he and his crucifixion companion went directly to heaven (or paradise) after they died.


The Apostles' Creed says he went to hell.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell....

And the Bible agrees, saying,

He [David] seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. Acts 2:31

Christ ... went and preached unto the spirits in prison. 1 Peter 3:19

For this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead. 1 Peter 4:6

Christ ... descended first into the lower parts of the earth. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things. Ephesians 4:9

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