In the Gospel of Luke,I came across this verse:
"And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:42-43).
I am not sure if this verse is saying that the thief went to Paradise with Jesus on that same day, when the fact is that Jesus did not rise up from the grave until early Sunday. In Psalms,David says "His soul was not left in hell, neither His flesh did see corruption.This verse seems to suggest that Christ descended to Hell after his crucification until the resurrection.
And to Mary Magdelene, Jesus says:
" Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God" (I understand that Heaven and Paradise are two different realms)
How do we understand the above verse, since we believe that His divinity parted not from His humanity for a single moment nor a twinkling of an eye?? Thanks