April 7, 2012 Bible Reading
What Was Jesus Doing for Three Days While He Was Dead?
Reading through the Bible in a year for me brings a hunger and thirst to know more about all of the stories included in it. One in particular comes to mind today because of the somberness of the thoughts of Holy Saturday.
Yesterday I talked about how Jesus was tried, convicted, mocked, brutalized, tortured, made to carry his own form of execution through the streets of the very people He came to save while they spit on Him and laughed at Him before they nailed Him to his cross. Seems we’ve shortened all of that to Good Friday.
Well, today is Holy Saturday. Sitting with the somberness of what happened on that Good Friday I began to wonder… “What was he doing the three days he was dead?” Don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t thinking he was resting or goofing off. I know he was completing his mission, but the Bible doesn’t say much more.
Or Does it…
Scripture Based Answers
To find my answer I did what any 21st century citizen of earth would do… I went to the internet for answers! You have to be careful of the source of your information, especially when it comes to Bible truth. In my mind, you can only find Bible Truths in the Bible. However, many other believers out there (JUST LIKE ME AND YOU) need to rely on each other from time to time to point us in the right direction for answers.
I found two great resources today. The main thing that makes them great resources for what Jesus did after He died on the cross is that they base their response on scripture. If someone’s answers to my biblical questions cannot be backed up by scripture, I do not receive them. It must also be said, that just because someone quotes scripture to fortify their own agenda doesn’t find much purchase with me either.
These two blogs seem to explain as well as possible what happened, give some insight to my question, back it up with scripture, AND have no personal agenda. My question will take more study for me to fully understand what I can, but I really liked what I found.
The Resources I Found
What Do You Believe Jesus Was Doing While He Was Dead?
After reading the resources above do you agree? Disagree? Have your own theory based on scripture? Share with the rest of us in a comment. Better yet, share using the share buttons below and grow the conversation.