Does 1 Peter 3:18-22 teach that Jesus descended into hell and preached to the dead there? There has been an ongoing debate over the years about whether Jesus went to hell and proclaimed the gospel or his spirit went to the Father upon his death (Luke 23:22, 26). The article discusses one of the views that is widely accepted concerning what happened to Jesus between the crucifixion and resurrection.
This article on the Apostles' Creed describes what Christians confess when they say "Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord." The name 'Jesus' points to Christ's work as Saviour, while the title 'Christ' points to how Jesus accomplishes this through the three offices. 'Begotten' refers to Christ as the second person of the Trinity, and 'Lord' speaks of His deity.
This article on the Apostles' Creed describes what Christians confess when they say that Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. The work of the Holy Spirit in Christ's conception ensured Christ's sinless state, while "being born of the virgin Mary" shows Christ's humanity and God's faithfulness to His covenant.
This article on the Apostles' Creed describes what Christians confess when they say that they believe Christ will come to judge the living and the dead. Through this confession believers express their longing for and conviction of Christ's return, and that Christ is the Judge. Judgment day is a comfort to believers, while at the same time it calls the church to evangelize.
This article on the Apostles' Creed describes what Christians confess when they say that they believe in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God together with the Father and Son. In His work He draws attention to Christ, applies the work of Christ to believers, works to sanctify believers, and helps believers in their prayer.
This article on the Apostles' Creed examines what Christians confess when they say that they believe in the resurrection of the body. Salvation will be fully complete when Christians have also experienced bodily resurrection - not just spiritual resurrection. The body will be transformed and will be raised by the same power which raised Christ's body from the grave.
This article gives a brief introduction to the Apostle's Creed and its message.
Did Jesus descend into hell like the Apostles' Creed confesses? Grudem argues against this article, and considers the phrase as one that was later introduced into the creed. The article considers the origin of the phrase "he descended into hell" and possible biblical support for the confession in passages like Acts 2:27, Ephesians 4:8-9, Romans 10:6-7, and 1 Peter 3:18-20.