Death Cannot Hold Him

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Death Cannot Hold Him focused on the Lord Jesus' victory over hell and death as laid out in Peter's sermon on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2:22-28.

Peter quotes from Psalm 16:10, and we explored the question: Did Jesus descend into hell?

We discovered that Jesus descended into Sheol, שְׁאוֹל/Hades, ᾅδης, which contained both the righteous and unrighteous dead, as can be demonstrated in Jesus' parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:22-25).

The righteous dead did not suffer in this place, that is also called Paradise (Luke 23:42-43).

The unrighteous dead suffered there without their bodies, awaiting their bodies and to be cast into the Lake of Fire, Gehenna (géenna, γέεννα), the Valley of the sons of Hinnom (גֵּ֣י בֶן־הִנֹּ֔ם) that became the garbage dump of Jerusalem in the time Jesus.

Jesus used Gehenna to describe eternal hell (Mark 9:42-48), a place of unending torment for both body and soul (Revelation 14:9-11).

The Lord Jesus did not descend into Gehenna.

Apr 9, 2023
Sunday Service
Acts 2:22-28; Psalm 16:8-11
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