After 3:00 pm on Friday, Jesus went underground, but not like a subway.
1 Pet. 3:18-20 says, “For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; 19 in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, 20 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.”
Bible scholars note that Jesus preached to fallen angels when He descended. What did the underground look like? The following is a fictional scene from my book, The Making of Angels. The scenario takes place between a newcomer to hell and his “guide.”
“DON’T GET SO WORKED UP,” she replied. “Like I said, it was something. They said a great big light came down.”
Doug tried to imagine brilliance in the midst of the dark obscurity around him and echoed weakly, “A light?”
“Yes,” she said. “The light came.” She pressed her face closer, “And He preached.
“Who? What’re you talking about?”
“It was the king’s son, Arnion,” she answered with a lisp. “They said He died and the next thing they knew He was here. I wish I had been here to see it, I really do.”
“What did he do?”
She looked starry-eyed. “He gave a talk to the imprisoned spirits.”
The news had a strange effect on Doug. He felt more forlorn and despondent than ever.”
I don’t believe anyone wants to spend eternity below.
Do you have a hope above in heaven with Jesus?
As it says, “Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God …” If you haven’t accepted this, do it now. This Easter will be the beginning of a new life and a bright eternity.