CONCERNING JESUSí DESCENSION INTO HADES
THE BIBLE SAYS
Compiled by Daniel L. Wakefield
∑ Psalm 16:10†††††††††††††††††† For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
∑ Psalm 68:18†††††††††††††††††† Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive:† Thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
∑ Psalm 139:8†††††††††††††††††† If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there:† if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
∑ Matthew 12:40†††††††††††††† For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whales belly;† so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
∑ Matthew 16:18-19†††††††† And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.† And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:† and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven:† and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
∑ Acts 2:23-28†††††††††††††††††† Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:† Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death:† because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.† For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:† Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:† Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.† Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
∑ Ephesians 4:8-10†††††††† 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?† He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
∑ Hebrews 2:14-15††††††††† Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
∑ I Peter 3:18-19†††††††††††††† 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:† By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
∑ Revelation 1:18†††††††††††† I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.††††††† ††††