It says Jesus soul was in hell for 3 days. How can that be? I thought the unrighteous go there. Is hell our grave? Is that where we go when we die?

The subject of the teaching of Hell in the Bible is rather lengthy and more than we could adequately cover in a few paragraphs here. I would therefore suggest that you look at the opening screen of our Bible Resources app and select Video Sermons. Scroll down to the one entitled “The Truth About HELL” [...]

What part in the Bible shows that Jesus took Abraham and Moses into heaven?

There are no scriptures which state that Jesus took Abraham and Moses into heaven. Both of these men of faith are dead and buried just like David. Acts 2:29, 34, “Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with [...]

It says Jesus soul was in hell for 3 days. How can that be? I thought the unrighteous go there. Is hell our grave? Is that where we go when we die?

“Hell” [sheol/hades] is the grave, a condition of oblivion, where both the righteous and the unrighteous dead await the resurrection. Ecclesiastes (9:5) declares “… the dead know nothing” and adds, “There is no work or knowledge or wisdom in the grave” (9:10).  For three days, Jesus was truly in the grave - 1 Corinthians (15:4) explains “Christ died, [...]

In the light of John 3:13, where is Elijah?

First, this is an excellent question, and there are many different opinions regarding the answer.  The reason for the many opinions is because the scriptures do not give us a "thus saith the LORD" on this subject.  However, based on scriptures, we can identify where Elijah is NOT. John 3:13  “And no man hath ascended [...]

Can the Deceased Communicate With Us Spiritually?

No, the dead cannot communicate with us. There is no scripture in the Bible that tells us that the dead can communicate, at all. On the contrary, Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 tells us: “the dead know nothing. ... They no longer play a part in anything here on earth.” (New Living Translation) That would pretty much rule [...]

Is there a purgatory and where in the bible can I find it mentioned?

If you search the Bible, you will find that nowhere in scripture is purgatory ever mentioned.  Purgatory is a belief which was born in the 12th century (Le Goff, 1984).  As Christians began to give more thought about the interim between death and the return of Christ, medieval theologians decided that there must be an [...]

Is it a sin to be cremated?

If you use the Decalogue as your guide, the simplest answer would “No”. The Jews and countless other cultures have historically buried their dead.  Ancient heroes like Sarah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses and David were all buried according to tradition.  So also, Jesus was laid in a tomb, according to Jewish law.  They followed carefully proscribed [...]

The Bible says when we are absent from the body, we are present with the Lord. You teach that we sleep until the Lord returns. How can that be true?

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. (KJV) The shortest verse of the Bible is John 11:35 and it simply states "Jesus wept". Why did Jesus shed tears? It was because he too had lost a beloved friend, [...]

If the burial site is a resting place till judgement day, then why do people talk of loved ones have “gone to a better place with our Lord”?

Good question. It seems as though there is a lot of confusion as to what happens when a person dies. Only the Bible can give us this important information.  When Lazarus died, our Lord said, “…He (Jesus) saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep…Then [...]

Is Jesus savior of all or just some who are believers and followers of Jesus? What if I was born from other religion; am I doomed to eternal torment?

Jesus is the savior of all.  The scriptures say “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22).  (All means all and that’s a promise). “Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for [...]