Peter’s Puzzle: Spirits in Prison
Christ’s preaching to the “spirits in prison” between His death and resurrection is interpreted in four possible ways: Jesus ministers through His disciples to the lost on earth (Ephesians 2:17). He preaches through the prophets as in the days of Noah (1 Peter 1:11). He preaches to the dead so they have a second chance. Or, He visits the fallen angels in Tartarus (Hell) who were banished by God in Genesis 6.