Did Jesus go to hell? - Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Question of the Day

When Kenneth and Gloria started their journey of faith they had questions too—lots of them! So, we've compiled the most frequently asked questions by people like you—people who earnestly desire to find God's answers to the practical, real-life challenges of everyday living. We have a new question every day, so check back often!

November 22

Q: Did Jesus go to hell?

A:

After the crucifixion, Jesus’ body was placed in a tomb, and His Spirit went to hell. There Jesus suffered all the torments of hell that we would have suffered. Jesus’ submission to death was complete. He experienced it to the ultimate degree so mankind would never have to be punished (2 Corinthians 5:21).

What a surprise the enemy received! The enemy thought he’d won the victory when Jesus came to hell. What he failed to understand was that hell could not hold the righteous Son of God! Jesus, who embodied the sinless nature of His Father God, had committed no sin. So He was not deserving of punishment. Satan, death and hell could not hold Him (Acts 2:24). The Spirit of God resurrected Jesus from hell and the grave by the power of God. 

Satan, who thought he was the conqueror, became the conquered. Jesus became victorious over sin, hell and death (Revelation 1:18). Once Jesus completed the job He had to do, there was nothing hell could do to keep Him (Acts 2:31). Jesus stripped Satan of his power over death (Hebrews 2:14-15). Now we can accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and live with God for eternity, never to be separated from Him again!