BY DR. DONALD E. BATTLE: ONE OF THE TOP CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIANS OF THE 21ST. CENTURY IN AMERICA, THE EXPERT ON THE DIVINITY OF JESUS CHRIST.
In the Bible, LUKE 23:42-43 read “And he (the thief on the cross), said unto JESUS, LORD, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And JESUS SAID unto (the thief on the cross), Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in PARADISE.” In the book of PSALM 24:7-9, is the prophetic account of Jesus going down into PARADISE. We must first understand that PARADISE ABODE was the HEAVENLY SIDE for Souls of the deceased Saints of Old. Paradise was located in the DEEP-ABODE near the HEART of the Earth. The HELL ABODE was the PUNISHMENT PRISON SIDE of the deep-abode near the center of the Earth for the condemn Souls. Hell is the English word for the Hebrew word SHEOL, and the Greek word is HADES. Jesus went down to deep-abode and (JESUS PREACHED FOR THREE DAYS IN PARADISE) and then bought all the Saints of Old up out from PARADISE (ABRAHAM’S BOSOM). The deep-abode at that time was divided with a GREAT GULF THAT WAS FIXED so that those deceased condemn Souls in the PUNISHMENT PRISON side, could not cross over to the Paradise side. This is indicated in 1st. PETER 3:18-19, that says, “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 (JESUS) went and PREACHED unto the spirits (DEMONS) in prison…”
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