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Jesus Spent 3 Days in Paradise
It took me a long time to agree with theses proofs but once I looked at all of them together
there was no longer any doubt they were correct. Here is the basic premise:
How can all the souls who lived before Jesus have a chance of grace and salvation?
How can all of the people who ever lived and never knew Christ have a chance at salvation?
Jesus says He is the only way to salvation so how can there be other ways to salvation.
I say there are 4 ways to attain salvation.
1) Righteousness, living by the word of God and his commandments {like prophets}
2) John 3:15-16 Believing Jesus is the Son of God and by His Grace being saved.
3) Being saved from Paradise during 3 days Jesus was in Paradise.
4) Being Judged on Judgement Day and found worthy.
Please notice all of these except number 1 is through Jesus our Christ.
The parts we will be discussing in detail is 3 & 4 this is assuming 1 & 2 are given.
The first question which has nagged me for years is; what would God, that wants all to have the gift of salvation, do to save all who died before His Son defeated death.
Perhaps offer the gift of salvation to all in paradise and not already condemned to hell by thier works.
And I found this is exactly what really happened. Follow me through these proofs.

Mt 27:51-53 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Mt 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
Mr 15:39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
These verses clearly show the saints {Prophets & Righteous saved here}

Lu 23:41-43 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
When he died he indeed went to paradise with the thief.

Ps 68:18-20 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.
These words 'led captivity captive' are referring to the captivity of death by defeating Satan Jesus has gained control of salvation.

Heb 2:14-16 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
Heb 2:17-18 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Here it shows that Christ has 'through death he might destroy him that had the power of death' allowing Jesus to Save who He would from Paradise.
Eph 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

1Pe 3:17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
1Pe 3:18-20 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
1Pe 3:21-22 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
The only prison for spirits is paradise 'preached unto the spirits in prison' where Jesus preached for 3 days before ascending. And taking those who would be saved to heaven with Him.

1Pe 4:5-8 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
Here we find the most obvious proof that the 3 days were 'the gospel preached also to them that are dead' to allow Jesus to save those He would.
This section is about the 4th way into heaven.
Please allow this to sink in before you judge it's truth.
Why would Jesus judge someone by thier works if there was no chance of them making it to salvation by thier works?
'for where no law is, there is no transgression'.
Now the only way a soul could be judged and found worthy is if they were never taught the Gospel. And yet lived a good life.'for where no law is, there is no transgression'.
For instance, the year is any year after Jesus lived & died when the Gospel had not yet been preached to a place now should all of those souls be condemned because they had never heard of Jesus?
Rev 20:2-3 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Rev 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Rev 20:13-15 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
How can some soul make it to salvation when they have not known of Jesus? How about this verse?
Ro 4:15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
So this is how a soul can reach salvation without ever knowing of Jesus Christ our Lord until the day of His Judgement. Which all this still meets the truth of the Gospel which says Jesus is the only way for here he is the judge.
So there you have 4 ways to salvation and all through God & Jesus. Amen