|Bible Question: Let me put my question another way: It sounds like Jesus WAS referring to the faithful dead Matthew 12:40 but in 1 Peter 3:19-20 which I was given as a second reference for what Jesus did in the center of the earth (or whatever place it was that he went for 3 days) it says, "He went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built" The 1 Peter reference, on the other hand, doesn't sound like faithful dead. Why would He refer to all the faithful dead as only specifically the spirits that "disobeyed while the ark was being built". Is he speaking of the same group of people in these two passages? Thanks for your input. Chusarcik|
Bible Answer: Chusarcik, look at Prov.9;18, psal,86:13,9:17,88:3,89:48 and Gen 44:29, try to get a hold of the book ,Charting the End Times, by Tim LaHaye, it will help you understand again, the old test. Saints had to go throu the same door as we do, and thats why Jesus had to fulfill prophecy and go to the center of the earth to preach the gospell to the captives and set them free.