Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Bosom of Abraham

Expulsion From Paradise.

After the first sin, Adam and Eve where expelled from the Paradise and gate of Eden was closed, where God placed “The Cherubim and a sword flaming and guarding the way to the tree of life”. With all sorrows together, in this world came the death. Death came on man by reason of sin.Since then, the mankind dreamed to be happy and free from all sorrows that it has in this life.
Hades was the place where all the dead went before the resurrection of Christ. The wicked went to a place of torment (Luke 16:22-23). The righteous went to compartment in Hades, called "Abraham's Bosom" (Luke 16:22), where they were conscious and were "comforted" (Luke 16:25).
"Abraham's Bosom" talked about as a compartment of Hades that is, the happy side of Hades where the righteous went upon death, it is the place of the righteous after death.
After the ascension of Jesus - Abraham's Bosom was “emptied” and all the Old Testament saints were led into heaven. Heaven is now the new location of "Abraham's Bosom",(2 Cor 12:2,4; Rev 2:7). Paradise was (and still is) the third heaven - the place where God's throne room is located - just as 2 Cor 12:2,4 and Rev 2:7 teach.

All Righteous and Lazarus in Abraham's Bosom.

After the taking of the righteous to heaven there is only one area of Hades left, the place of torment. The unrighteous dead await final judgment in Hades, when Hades will be cast into the "lake of fire" (Rev 20:14), or "hell."


  1. Christ is Risen!

    you may enjoy this rich and deep, Traditional (yet forgotten) understanding of the full work Christ accomplished in His Holy Descent into Hades.

    Christ the Medicine of Life:

    beautiful icons.
    -Mark Basil

  2. ai un blog minunat si picturi extraordinare!