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To: wmfights
Following this line of thought it occurs to me that what Jesus is really talking about are those believers in Abraham's bosom (see Luke 16:25). Prior to the crucifixion the debt for our sins was not paid. Where did these believers go and what contained them? I believe these believers were being contained in Abraham's bosom by the "gates of hell" and after the crucifixion these same gates could not contain those held in Abraham's bosom. I believe this understanding is more consistent with Scripture than the idea that some "gates" are attacking an institution.

Exactly...I've been saying that for years because that's what the bible says...

Jesus has the keys to the gates of Hell and the gates are wide open...For the time being...

The Catholic religion doesn't have a clue what the verse says or means...They use this Abraham's Bosom as their unGodly purgatory and and the average Catholic doesn't even know the gates are wide open...They (their purgatory) couldn't keep a Christian in even if the Christian is a blind paraplegic...

There is no cleansing period or place...You better have it right when you take your last breath on this earth...

28 posted on 03/18/2013 4:51:07 AM PDT by Iscool (uee)
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To: Iscool
Jesus has the keys to the gates of Hell and the gates are wide open...For the time being...

I'm with you Brother!

I believe we can find these answers in Scripture with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. I think too many just believe whatever their church tells them instead of thinking for themselves.

I can't imagine how awesome it must have been for those believers to see Jesus declare victory and take them home.

.They use this Abraham's Bosom as their unGodly purgatory and and the average Catholic doesn't even know the gates are wide open..

Unfortunately most of them think works are a part of their justification. From my studies it seems clear to me Abraham's bosom is gone with the crucifixion.

32 posted on 03/18/2013 7:07:21 AM PDT by wmfights
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