Does the Bible Tell Us Where Jesus Was the Three Days Between His Death and Resurrection?

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When Jesus died, did He immediately go to heaven?  Did He descend into hell to free those held captive by sin?  Was He in a state of limbo, purgatory, or in hell?  We know that Jesus’ died, was buried, and on the third day was resurrected, but where was He in between the days of His death and burial and His resurrection?

Where Did Jesus Go After He DiedWhere Did Jesus Go After His Death on the Cross?

The Apostle Peter makes reference to Jesus going to preach to those “imprisoned spirits” in 1 Peter 3:18-20:

For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.”

Jesus was put to death “in the flesh but made alive in the spirit” means that death could not hold Him.  He was sinless and death are the wages of sin (Rom 6:23) but since Jesus never sinned, His spirit remained alive, even though He suffered death “in the flesh” (1 Peter 3:18).  Death cannot truly occur to a Spirit Being, like Jesus was and is God.  The grave has no power over sinless flesh and that is why those who are Christ’s will be raised to eternal life because His righteousness is accounted to those who believe in Him.

The interesting thing here is that Peter writes that Christ made a proclamation to the imprisoned spirits.  Was this the proclamation of the gospel?  Did Jesus proclaim the gospel to those who had perished in the flood or to those of Noah’s family who were saved but awaiting Jesus’ redemptive work at Calvary?  Did Jesus do this while His body was in the grave?  There are many complexities in these verses.  Some believe that Jesus preached (proclaimed) the gospel to those who died in the flood and had never heard the gospel and those killed in the flood could now here it since Jesus had not yet died to save them.   Those who died in the flood had the judgment of God on them through the flood, however this is inconsistent with many Scriptures in the Bible like Hebrews 9:27 which says, “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.”  It does not say after death they will have another chance.  Were these who perished in the flood the ones that Peter referred to as the ones being “in prison?”  It does not seem to fit in these verses or in the context of biblical doctrine.

Still others feel that Jesus went to those old saints of the Old Testament who were in Paradise but not yet in heaven because Jesus had not made atonement for them yet.  We remember that Jesus said to the Thief on the Cross that “Today you will be with me in Paradise (Luke 23:43)” and Jesus didn’t say “Today you will be with me in heaven.”  Are Paradise and heaven the same place?  What is Peter talking about in these verses?  It does not appear that the Old Testament saints needed to hear a proclamation from Jesus since there are all mentioned as being secure in God’s redemptive plan in the so called Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11.

Jesus’ Proclamation to the Demons

Jesus was said to have made a proclamation “to the spirits now in prison.”  Nowhere in the Bible are humans referred to as “spirits” so this seems to refer to demon spirits that are bound in the abyss and these demons are the fallen angels who were permanently bound because of heinous wickedness.  This is what John MacArthur’s Study Bible (ESV) has in their study notes (p 1894).  This seems to fit Jude 6-7 which says, “And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.  In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.”

More support for this is found in 2 Peter 2:4-5, For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness [some manuscripts read, “gloomy dungeons” or “abyss“] to be held for judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others.”  In both Jude 6-7 and 2 Peter 2:4-5, these fallen angels are in a prison, a kind of holding tank, until the day that they will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev 20:10).  They are bound with “everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day” (Jude 6) and this proclamation “to the spirits now in prison” was where Jesus apparently was for at least part of the time between the day of His crucifixion and death and His resurrection.  How long of a time it was is not clear.  No wonder then that the Apostles Creed states that Jesus descended into hell as part of their Creed.   These fallen angels bound in prison were sent to hell (2 Peter 2:4) and so Jesus must have went there and proclaimed His victory over the Devil and all his fallen angels (demons).  Jesus may have well ascended into heaven after this and remained there until His resurrection on the third day. I could find no other Scriptures to give an account for his whereabouts during the remaining time of His death on the cross and the resurrection.

Jesus Descends into Hell

Second Peter 2:4 says, For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, [Greek for hell is Tartarus] putting them in chains of darkness [literally gloomy dungeons] to be held for judgment.” Peter intentionally uses the Greek word for hell in verse 4, Tartarus, which in Greek mythology is a place lower than Hades itself and is reserved for the most despicable and evil of all human beings, god, and demons.  Peter was emphasizing that this was the worst place in all of God’s creation of eternal torment and suffering (MacArthur’s Study Bible, p 1905).  The Jews used this term as the abode of the lowest of the low – the deepest pit there was.  The demons that were there then and must by necessity be there now, had to have been the most evil of all fallen angels. Even the demons begged and pleaded with Jesus not to cast them into the abyss when instead Jesus allowed them to go into the swine in Luke 8:31.  Jesus went down to hell to proclaim His victory but did not go there to suffer because, in reality, Calvary was a living hell in itself, since hell is the absolute absence of God and Jesus was for a time separated from the Father.  He went in spirit to hell to proclaim His victory over evil and His conquering of the grave too.  This seems to fit the meaning of the verses in 1 Peter 3:18-20.

Many Bible scholars and theologians believe that these bound demons will be released during the Great Tribulation mentioned in Revelation 9 even though we know there are many demons now roaming the earth under the sway of Satan (Rev 12:7-9).

The Abyss Opens Up in Great Tribulation

The abyss mentioned in Luke 8:31 and Matthew 8:29 is opened up for all of the most evil and destructive of these fallen angels (the worst of the demons) to punish those who refused to repent before the Great Tribulations began.  The church have gone by now.  Revelation 9:1-3, 10-11 speaks of these wicked spirits: The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss.  When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.  And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months. They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).”

These now incarcerated wicked spirits (demons) are awaiting their final judgment and know that they will ultimately be cast into the lake of fire along with Satan (Rev 20:10) so they will be filled with sheer rage when they are released because they hate humans.  They cannot harm the believers so they take out their insane anger on the unrepentant, who are also ultimately headed to the lake of fire (Rev 20:15).

Hell Was Not Made for Humans

Jesus clearly states that hell was not originally intended to be the abode of humans.  In Matthew 25:41b Jesus says that the eternal fire [is] prepared for the devil and his angels.” No one has to go to hell. They have a choice.  God never puts anyone into hell…they put themselves there by their rejection of God’s One and Only Son (John 3:18).  Jesus died for all those who would place their trust in Him and promises to deliver them from the lake of fire (John 3:16).  If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ today – that is if you have not placed your trust in Him and received the faith that saves, – you are headed to hell.  He is not forcing you to go there, you are going there by your own choice. God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezek 18:32) and He most certainly doesn’t want anyone to perish (2 Pet 3:9), so come to Him today and ask for His forgiveness, repent of your sins, confess them, and you will be saved.  That is my prayer for you because if He comes again in the Second Advent before you are saved, I hate to think of your eternal destiny and the future fate of yours for time without end.

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terria brewer April 5, 2012 at 9:37 am

thot u wud like this. I love u my sister


Mabel Jacome April 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Fantastic article! In a time when “everyone” writes & preaches on lovydovy religiousity, which is what people only want to hear, it takes boldness to write the very sad truth. There is no salvation without Jesus Christ and TRUE repentance. Which by the way would be a great topic for an article! Since people are deceived by what TRUE Christianity is! Everyone wants to believe in heaven & God’s Mercy, Love, Grace & Rewards, but they really don’t want to hear about hell or God’s wrath, which is as real as His Love! This goes for all of us, especially christians; who think is all about going through the motion of the moment, “accepting” Jesus, baptizing & then going on with your old unholy life! Most preachers today, that is exactly what they preach: “Accept Jesus as your Lord & Saviour, Confess your sins, get Baptized AND MOVE ON WITH LIFE! (Oh, and don’t forget to congregate, the pastor needs to make a living too!) They ALWAYS forget to mention the part about “by their fruits they will be known” Putting the concept of “right & wrong” in a very relevant position, in order to accomadate their lifestyle. So new age! Congratulations!


Jack April 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Amen Mabel. We can’t tell people about the good news without telling them the bad news too. I agree that confession, repentance, find a church home, baptized, and bear fruit worthy of repentance for no good tree puts out bad fruit nor bad tree good fruit and it is written, “you will know them by their fruits.” I, like you, resist the urge to preach (at my church) the real good, feel good, we’re all good gospel because Jesus spoke on hell more than heaven. I believe it is more than “accept Jesus” but it is confess, profess, and possess. Thank you for your zealous comment Mabel.


Charles Major Jr March 31, 2018 at 5:08 pm

That was beautifuly stated, and wonderfully true!!! Your comment was refreshing and I, for one, have been blessed to read it. Praise on!!!


Jane Dowden April 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Thank you so much for always backing up your articles with scripture. I gave a Bible study yester to a group of women on friendship. Your atricle on friendship helped me so much. Did I miss your article on (Can Christians be cremated)?


Jack April 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Thank you so kindly Jane for your words of encouragement. It is awesome that you lead a Bible study. So good to hear. I did do an article on whether Christians can be cremated. It is at this link:

Thank you so much Jane for your visit and the edifying words you left.


Roselle March 26, 2013 at 5:31 am

really nice


Albert Colaco November 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Thank you for telling it the old fashioned way.Nobody can be saved except thru’Jesus and turning away from sin and evil. Only repentance and acceptance of the shed blood of Jesus washing away our sins and accepting His lordship will save us.


Pastor Bright March 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Thanks for your explanation about the where about of Jesus during the three days of His death. The truth is what you mension that He went to Hell to proclaim His victory over the Demons, Not that He was there to suffer like the fallen Demons. I love that , God bless you and God will continue to release more facts to you as you keep on making research .


Jack Wellman March 23, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Thank you so much Pastor Bright. That means so much coming from another pastor. When I behold all that our Savior did for us, made a spectacle for us, who are all most unworthy, I can not even describe the breadth, depth, and width of such love. Indeed, no human words can express the unfathomable love that He has for us. May God richly bless you, your family, and your ministry Pastor.


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Albert Colaco May 14, 2013 at 1:09 am

This theory about Jesus going to hell to preach during the three days he was dead before he was resurrected is flawed. The fact is that Jesus gave up his spirit to the Father just before his death! And he rose again on the third day,and after spending time with his disciples for forty days,he went to heaven. What we are missing out,is that no man can go to heaven until he is resurrected on the last day. The spirits of all men return to God till the resurrection or the day of judgement! The early church never taught about going to heaven at death.That came later from the apostate church. Paul makes it very clear that all the dead in Christ are asleep till Christ returns to take his saints home on the last day.(1Thess.4:13-17)


Francis Light June 13, 2013 at 4:08 am

dear pastor Jack i’m new born christian underground a former muslim from south east asia, not know much about our Jesus the way of life just a beginner only. Now I have a question can we pray asking to Jesus going to hades share a gospel to our relative non believer there I know its very difficulties to do. But above your article got a a quote from bible about Jesus going to hades for preaching. Is it Judas Iscariot has been save? Because Judas Iscariot hang himself early than Jesus died on the cross.


Jack Wellman June 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Hello again Francis…I am trying to answer all of your questions and its hard to keep up as you ask several every day and I also have made about 6,000 comments and answered about 4,000 different people too.

We can not pray people out of hades or hell once they die for the Bible says that “It is appointed for man once to die, then after this, the judgment.” Jesus may have went there to preach to the old saints from the Old Testament who were already saved by their trust in God (read Hebrews 11 to see what I mean). He may have went there to tell them that He lived a sinless life, died for them, and was raised again so that they could be in Paradise. No, Judas Iscariot was not saved. He was never a believer but only wanted the money from their missions.


Suzie November 22, 2014 at 11:03 pm

“have gone” 🙂 Just so you know, the correct grammar is, “have gone.” Great article! Thanks 🙂


Jack Wellman November 23, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Corrected and I am indebted to you Suzie. Thank you. This only proves that only God’s Word is without error. Me? Not so much.


Michael Sauers June 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Thank You for the clearest teaching on this subject that I’ve read so far. I’ve wondered for many years where Jesus was for those three days and I think you have it as close to being right as can be interpreted.


Jack Wellman June 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Mr. Sauers…that is one of the nicest things I have ever had said to me…but surely, God is worthy of all honor, glory, and praise for without Him and the Holy Spirit I would know nothing! Even so, thank you so much sir.


Angelica Matta August 2, 2013 at 1:49 am

I love this !! It’s hard to find teachings like this on the internet, teaching with the complete truth. This was great because you backed things up with the bible and it was straight foward and to the point. I’m in AWE of this ! Great Job ! Thank You for clearing this up for me because i was also wondering this same thing. God Bless You Mr. Jack Wellman !


Jack Wellman August 2, 2013 at 6:24 am

Thank you so much Mrs. Matta for your encouraging comment. Truly we serve an awesome God and to Him be all the glory for I know nothing that I have not received.


connie September 21, 2013 at 11:55 am

Mr. Wellman, would not the men in the days of Noah be spirits after death? I’m sure their body did not go with them. I thougth Jesus did both preached and set the spirits of man free and also proclaim victory over the demons…(Death)Iit was always my thinking that His action of setting the spirits of men free was the proclamation over death. But I am of simply a mine.


Jack Wellman September 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Hello Connie, no ma’am, you are not of a simple mind. This is a very good question. Yes, the spirit is currently being held for the second death if they have not had faith in God and today it is faith in Christ after repentance. I believe that the men and women of Noah’s day are being held today and are spirits today “There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both the of the just and unjust.”—Acts 24:15. Those who trusted in God like Noah and his family will not face the second death (Rev 20:11-15). Luke 16:19-31 gives an example of Lazarus and the rich man.

The first proof I will offer of this, is, that it has been the constant and unvarying faith of the saints from the earliest periods of time. Abraham believed the resurrection of the dead, for it is said in the Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 11 verse 19, that he “accounted that God was able to raise up Isaac even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.” Indeed, “The hour is coming when he will call the dead to judgment, and they shall stand before his throne.” many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt (Daniel 12:2).

Did this answer your question my friend?


connie September 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Yes Sir , I guess I can’t understand why Jesus would preach to demons. demons can’t be saved. Is it in the Bible why he did that? thank you for replying! I’m trying to rightly divide


Jack Wellman September 21, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Thank you Connie. After carefully re-reading this I see why you might say that I wrote that Jesus did preach to demons but I actually said “this seems to refer to demon spirits that are bound in the abyss and these demons are the fallen angels who were permanently bound because of heinous wickedness.”

In other words, it “seems” that He might have but we don’t know for certain and I can not say that dogmatically so I must say where the Bible is silent, I will be conclusively. It seems that way does not mean that it IS that way so I am sorry about the ambiguity or to put it as concrete evidence, which I can’t. That will be something we will find out someday but the conclusion is that He is still preaching the gospel using men and women by His Word the Bible and in conjunction with the Holy Spirit is still saving souls. I only attempted to shed some light on a possibility but not with certainty. I am glad you are hungering to know more. I have far to go myself. Thank you again.


Daniel November 11, 2013 at 4:30 am

This is very informative. It’s exactly what a Christian like myself wanted to know. I searched for this information for a long time without finding any answers, but through this site I’ve found very scriptural answers. The information given here is a real blessing to me. God bless you abundantly.


Jack Wellman November 11, 2013 at 11:57 am

Thank you Daniel for your very kind words my friend. It is astounding that He loved us that much to endure a living hell on the cross at Calvary. Your encouragement has been a blessing to me sir.


Max January 26, 2014 at 10:12 am

6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above

7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

This question is to undo the work on the cross which is faith, u cause ur brother to sin with this question. Jesus took the keys of hell and freed the captives. God wouldn’t condemn the old world since Jesus hadn’t come yet. He who has the key can lock the door. (The door that no man can open and no man can close) hell is out of business, the fallen come out of the pit and come DOWN to earth. The bottomless pit is in space not earth.


Max January 26, 2014 at 10:35 am

The past present and future are written already. The problem is the spirit of man (eve) she craves the flesh because the flesh is broken (dead) so she can do whatever she wants, she doesn’t want a new earth suit (God inside Jesus Christ) because her broken one allows her to do whatever she wants to do. She is the whore of Babylon (sin). She can’t do the will of God cause she’s to busy doing her own thing. She needs to let go that’s y her desire is to her husband (flesh). Adam really means shame, eve is the mother of all living (she is life). The lie is free will


shepp e May 11, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Max, that (mostly)makes no sense & the bit that does is just plain wrong… logically and theologically. The LIE is that ‘free will is a lie’ and therefore doesn’t exist! God DID NOT make us to be robots! He has given us free will to choose to either love Him or to not. That’s the boiled down bare-bones to-the-point basics of us as His Creation! I wonder what your doctrine is based on…


shepp e May 11, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Pastor Jack, I, gratefully happened upon your site and am so very glad that I did. I’ve wondered about this issue for a while now and this is the best scripture-based explanation that I’ve ever heard. Because of this article and subsequent comments I know I will enjoy becoming a subscriber and will value your articles and insights for a great addition to a very select few internet blogs/videos that are a part of my ‘daily bread’! Keep up the GREAT work, Brother, as you go about doing Kingdom Business! God bless you and yours, and may His Favor and Anointing guide you and direct you. Peace & Love, Shepp. 😉


Jack Wellman May 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Wow Shepp e…you are so encouraging my friend. I so thank you and I have fewer comments that made me beam like yours did and as you know, truly all glory goes to God Himself.


Jana November 4, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Joyce Meyers is not that far off from her teachings of Jesus descending to hell. A few articles point to this as being very true.

Peter writes in his first letter, “Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit, in which also he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits—to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah when the ark was being built.”

This suggests that Jesus, between his death and resurrection, went in the Spirit and actively preached the gospel to those who had perished centuries before in the great flood. Perhaps these people, because of the great wickedness on the earth at that time, were considered not to have had a reasonable opportunity to respond to God, and so Jesus came and proclaimed the gospel to them in its fullness, in light of his just-completed death on the cross.

Even though Peter doesn’t mention people from other historical periods, since his concern in this part of the letter is to develop an analogy between baptism and rescue from the flood in the ark, it’s possible that on this occasion Jesus also proclaimed the gospel to other “imprisoned spirits” who had lived at different times. Peter says more generally later in this letter that “the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regards to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.”

Paul gives us a suggestion that some of those who heard the gospel under these circumstances responded positively. In Ephesians he quotes from Psalm 68, “When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train,” and then applies these words to Christ: “What does ‘he ascended’ mean except that he also descended to the depths of the earth?” The “captives” would be the souls whom Jesus led out of their “imprisonment” after they responded positively to the gospel when he proclaimed it.

From these biblical hints about what Jesus did between his death and resurrection, the community of his followers later developed the doctrine of the “harrowing of hell.” To “harrow” means to despoil; the idea is that Jesus triumphed over hell and released its captives. This doctrine has a rich history in the art and literature of the church.


Babiboi December 31, 2014 at 8:35 pm

I READ THROUGH THIS EXCERPT, and though it was interesting it also shows you may wanna go back to the basics. You imply Heaven was only created after the death of Jesus.. Well I remember something sounding like ” In the Beginning GOD created the Heavens and the Earth. ” …


Jack Wellman December 31, 2014 at 9:34 pm

The heavens you refer to in Genesis 1 are the “firmaments” which are where the stars, the moon, and the sun reside and the fact is that there are three heavens;

The First Heaven is mentioned in Deut. 11:17–Then the LORD’s anger will burn against you, and he will shut the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce.

The Second Heaven Psalm 19:4, 6–In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun . . . It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other.

The Third Heaven 1 Kings 8:30 (phrase repeated numerous times in following verses)–then hear from heaven, your dwelling place…Psalm 2:4–The One enthroned in heaven laughs; The LORD scoffs at them. Matthew 5:16–In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Babiboi…heaven has always existed and is anywhere that God is but the first heaven (clouds, birds, etc) and the sun, starts and moon (2nd heaven) did not exist until creation. Does that help?


david January 5, 2015 at 12:44 pm

hi jack is there anyway you could translate this article in spanish? I have some friends who do not read or speak english


Jack Wellman January 5, 2015 at 1:44 pm

David, thank you for your interest in sharing this with those who speak Spanish. I just emailed it to you with a translation into Spanish.


Phyllis Huey October 9, 2015 at 1:03 pm

My sister and I just finished reading your article about where did Jesus go in the the three days after he died on the cross. We found it very interesting and learned from it. I wanted to read it right away, but she (my sister) kept warning me not to read things when I don’t know a thing about the person that wrote it. Therefore, I did some research and she then approved … giving me (her oldest sister) permission to read it out loud to her. She has her two favorite writers, authors, etc., but she and I have found this “new guy”, Jack Wellman, new to us, and we believe that he really knows what he is talking about. He backed up everything with scripture and clearly stated what was scripture and what his feelings, thoughts, whatever you wanna call it, so that there was no confusion. Thank you Jack Wellman and I definitely want to read more that you have written. Thank you. Phyllis Huey from S.C.


CJ February 3, 2016 at 10:56 am

Dear Jack,
Oh, my brother, where to begin! I praise God for your obedience in studying to show yourself approved, and for His ministry through you. I am in the midst of a fiercely, fiery, trial, and have been devouring the Word. For, as you know, the Sword of the Spirit, is THE weapon. This was one of those days when the enemy was looming larger than he ever has the right to, in the life of a Blood- bought child of God. I thought that what I needed was scripture to address my current earthly circumstances. PRAISE GOD, for directing me to this message which proclaimed satan’s defeat! The visual imagery of Jesus triumphantly descending into the pit , and proclaiming victory over the vilest of the fallen angels left me in a stunned silence. My spirit was quiet. My mind at peace. I can once again be still snd know that He is God. Love and peace to you and yours as we await His eminent return.


Jack Wellman February 3, 2016 at 11:08 am

Thank you so much CJ for the encouragement my friend. Yes, it is inspiring to know that Satan has been defeated and someday (soon?0 he will be bound for all time. May God richly bless you my friend in Christ.


James Davidson January 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

Thank you, Pastor Wellman.
Two Questions:
1. What scriptures equates or defines fallen angels and demons as the same? I can’t find any. Couldn’t they be different beings?

2. In 1 Peter 3:18 above, scripture says Jesus was “made alive in the spirit”. Doesn’t this indicate that Jesus may have also died in the spirit, which would make His dying for our sins all the more awesome! There would be no need to be “made alive in the spirit” unless one had died in the spirit.

Thank you,
James Davidson


Jack Wellman January 28, 2017 at 11:40 am

Thank you Mr. Davidson. As for question #1, I know there are more references to this as Satan swept 1/3rd of the angels with him in his rebelliion, but Jude 1:6-7 comes to mind where it says “And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.”

As for 1 Pet 3:18, which says “For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit” but we know that Jesus is God (John 1:1-14) and since Jesus is God and God is Spirit (John 4:24), Jesus cannot die. His physical body died, so it is more like Jesus physical body was quickened or made alive in or by the Spirit, or by God’s Spirit. The Greek of “spirit” is actually capitalized, meaning it is a proper noun, therefore is a Person, and that Person is the Holy Spirit, most likely. It could have been the Father.


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LATA CHOLA CAPHAS July 12, 2019 at 4:24 am

can you clarify to me as at what moment did Jesus present the blood of Atonement to his father in heaven? was it immediately after resurrection or just at the ceremonial ascension where the Disciples were seeing in Acts 1:9?


Jack Wellman July 12, 2019 at 9:21 am

I cannot know what precise moment it was that Jesus brought in His own blood since the Bible does not say.


Jack Wellman July 12, 2019 at 9:22 am

The Bible does not precisely say what time Jesus brought in His own blood into heaven. I presume it was right after His death, but the Bible doesn’t say, so I cannot say. Thank you for your question.


Pogos Boyadzhyan August 3, 2019 at 2:01 pm

If the statement that the part about reincarnation was removed from the Bible is true, Jesus would not have had to preach to those that died in the flood because they would have had another opportunity to be saved.


Jack Wellman August 3, 2019 at 2:49 pm

Jesus was not reincarnted but as God, He could not die. His body died, but not Him since God is eternal. Jesus coming back and being raised on the 3rd day is not reincarnation as He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and does not come back as someone or something else which is what the satanic belief of incarnation teaches. You are in error my friend. Jesus was not reincarnated.


Uvo Alex August 11, 2019 at 10:03 am

This is great. Please can you show me scripturally where heaven was created after the death of Jesus?. Also if heaven was created after the death of Jesus, when was hell created?


Jack Wellman August 11, 2019 at 9:52 pm

Hello was created for the Devil and his demons, but heaven has always existed, probably because God has always existed. It was never created, I don’t think, but the Bible is silent on this, so I will be silent too.


Robert E. Krotzer February 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Lord himself showed me the answer to why Jesus said 3 days and 3 nights but there is only 2 nights from Fri. to Sun. morning. Before he showed me I believed as some say that Jesuus was put on the cross on Wed. but now I know that is impossible since the women with spices would not have waited 3 and a half days before going to the tomb to prepare the body. The Lord caused me to go to jail to show me. I was put in cell block H (Hell) and cell 7. I call my story The Greatest Story Never Told. I can attach it to an email when you reply to this. When I told my pastor he said why would the Lord tell you! Yes, the Lord should have told someone like you. At least now you will know the awesome TRUTH. Bob


Robert E. Krotzer May 7, 2020 at 1:14 pm

It is very simple! Jesus feared greatly what he had to do and pleaded with the Father to take this cup from him. Jesus clearly tells us what he feared. “Fear not them that can kill the body and not the soul, but fear him who can kill both body and soul in hell.” Jesus had to take our place in hell and he said he would be there for 3 days and 3 nights, but his suffering there was so horrific that God the Father brought him out in half the time. 3 pm Fri. to 3 am Sun. is 36 hrs. not 72 hrs. This half time that is the answer to the greatest mystery in the Bible which no one has been able to figure out was shown to me by the Lord Himself (I never would have thought of it) I have written a story telling what the Lord did to show me. I call it “The Greatest Story Never Told” I can attach it to an email. It is sad that no one ever asks for my story. It shows how the Fake Good News has blinded the Christian. Bob


Jack Wellman May 7, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Hello Mr. Krotzer, but there is not scriptural evidence that Jesus went and suffered in hell for 3 days. He told the thief on the cross that “Today you will be with Me in Paradise” and not after I get back from hell. This false teaching has been around for a very long time, and that is the cross wasn’t enough for Jesus to cover our sins. There was more needed, but that teaching or belief is not found in the Bible! You wrote ” I have written a story telling what the Lord did to show me” but we do not need more or new revelation from God as we have all we need in the Word of God. Your “telling” is subjective and subject to human error. God’s Word is always True, no matter what you feel. What you believe doesn’t change what is true. The reason no one may ask for your story is because it is human-based and not Scripture, so you yourself are blinded perhaps. I will pray for you.


Collins Kaumba April 2, 2021 at 10:15 pm

Wonderful article that bravely points to the truth that many gospel preachers run away from to focus on wealth or money especially among we the Africans. This article has opened my eyes and hit reality into my face to know and understand the reality about Christ’s death and resurrection and what it will be for all human beings after death. Thank you very much for allowing the Holy Spirit to use you write this with such clarity. God bless you.


Anil April 3, 2021 at 2:58 am

Thanks for the explanation. God may help you to reveal the secrets written in The Holy Bible.
Praise the Lord.


Vivo real April 18, 2021 at 9:48 am

Hi Jack wellman. Could you kindly go and read the book of Bathlomeo. Then come ad tell me of what you think…


Jack Wellman April 18, 2021 at 5:13 pm

Hello Vivo. Do you mean the Gospel of Bartholomew? There is no book of bathlomeo. The Gospel of Bartholomew belongs to a category of literature known as the apocryphal gospels. They take the title gospel because they are collections of stories about Jesus Christ, either his activities or his sayings, and they are apocryphal because they are not found in the NT. They are not inspired by God and therefore, we cannot trust the works of men. I would not recommend this book to anyone. There, I told you what I think but also what Bible scholars think.

Most importantly, you should not consider the Gospel of Bartholomew to be inspired by God. This means that you should give it no credence as it relates to the Christian faith and its doctrines. The work might have some value as representing the culture of the biblical period, but we cannot trust that what it teaches about God, Jesus, Mary, or any other biblical character is true — and especially if it contradicts the Bible. Does this mean that every statement in this work is necessarily false? No. An apocryphal passage may occasionally align with Scripture, but if it does, then that portion of the Apocrypha is coincidently true and not essentially true as with the Bible. God protects his written word, the sixty-six books of the Bible. No other words, even if they are true, have his personal sanction.


Brian Chen June 28, 2021 at 8:31 am

“repent of your sins”

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9”

You SHOULD go to a good church, feed the homeless, and donate missionaries, but we believe in Jesus, this is more than enough. The Holy Spirit will work in their lives, but we still have our choices in our flesh.


Jack Wellman June 28, 2021 at 11:16 am

Hello Mr. Chen. I edited your website since it had false teachings that said repentance is not necessary for salvation but your statement does not agree with what Scripture says. For example, you said repentance is not necessary but read these:

Mark 1:15
And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Acts 2:38
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 4:17
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

So what you have taught is wrong and cannot be published on our website. I pray you repent of this false teaching and find a good study Bible.


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