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Offline youssef

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Non Jews before Jesus.
« on: September 15, 2017, 12:38:17 AM »
What happen to all the non jews before Jesus? Did they stay in hell after resurection and just the Jews who are waiting Jesus did get saved.

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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 12:58:41 AM »
Why do you think they were in hell?

I thought they were in the bosom of Abraham
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 01:36:26 AM »
But the non Jews was not waiting for Jesus. We say when Jesus died he go to hell and give a hope of life for people who are waiting him

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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 07:29:10 AM »
There are differing opinions on this but a number of Christian sources state that Christ rescued everyone in hell when he despoiled it. See Metropolitan Hilarion's book, Christ the Conqueror of Hell.
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 12:31:26 PM »
Here is an article that may help shed light on the thoughts of non Jews:

http://saintandrewgoc.org/home/2015/4/14/christ-the-conqueror-of-hell

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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 12:44:33 PM »
Jews qua Jews is not a qualification for salvation. So I suppose you are talking about pious Jews, and, yes, there were also pious pagans.

But I tend to agree with the posters who say Hades was categorically despoiled. There is no more underworld. Post Christ, all men have eternal life or eternal life-in-death.
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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 12:48:49 PM »
Post Christ, all men have eternal life or eternal life-in-death.

Welcome back Porter. What do you mean in bold?
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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 12:56:09 PM »
Post Christ, all men have eternal life or eternal life-in-death.

Welcome back Porter. What do you mean in bold?

That is my taking liberties with the doctrine of the second death.
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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2017, 10:53:02 PM »
If I recall correctly, there was something about each man being judged "according to their works". It seems to me that that would pose more of an issue to a Protestant than it would to an Orthodox, though. Most Protestants I know hope *not* to be judged according to their works; but I digress.

I was also under the impression that the so-called "general" resurrection would occur subsequent to (after) the apocalypse, so if we're taking that allegorically, basically all bets are off.

Of course I don't hold to the particular reading of 1 Peter as some others here, either.
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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2017, 01:22:55 PM »
I wonder, then, how people explain away Luke 16.22

"...And it fell due for the beggar to die and for him to be carried away by the angels into the bosom of Abraham...."

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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2017, 02:57:28 PM »
Why would it need to be explained away?
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2017, 03:23:53 PM »
oh, sorry, maybe I misread.  I thought someone said above that Jews were in hell before the Resurrection of Christ?

Could you please clarify? 
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2017, 03:42:14 PM »
The bosom of Abraham is regarded as the section of hell for the righteous, like the Jews believed ( and somewhat equivalent to the Greek/Roman Elysium).
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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2017, 07:56:52 PM »
I thought bosom of Abraham was heaven.  Well it wouldn't be the first time someone called hell heaven.
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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2017, 08:11:11 PM »
Heaven isn't opened for mortals until the resurrection.
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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2017, 09:24:36 PM »
Sometimes I wonder if "Heaven" and "Hell" (with all their semantic baggage) would still be our default terms for this kind of thing if it weren't for Dante.
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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2017, 10:39:29 PM »
Iconodule, are you using hell as in Sheol or hell as in Gehenna?
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no clue, so there's that.

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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2017, 02:07:24 AM »
Iconodule, are you using hell as in Sheol or hell as in Gehenna?

Gotta be Sheol, yeah? I don't think there's a "nice" part of Gehenna.
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Re: Non Jews before Jesus.
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2017, 07:43:04 AM »
Iconodule, are you using hell as in Sheol or hell as in Gehenna?

Yes, sheol.
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