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 considers 1 Peter 3:15 and its call for Christians to always be ready to make a defence of their faith. The article stresses the importance of knowing your opponent, and having a basic understanding of philosophy, a handmaiden to theology.
Christians will be called to defend the faith. How do you defend your faith in public? How can you engage in evangelism? This article explains the temptations facing Christians when it comes to defending their faith, the reason for this defense, and the manner of defending the faith on the basis of 1 Peter 3:15.
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.
This paper contends that the determining factor in approaching and resolving questions pertaining to the role of women in the church is hermeneutics. Passages that deal with this topic are identified: 1 Timothy 2:8-15, 1 Corinthians 11:2-16, 1 Corinthians 14:34-36, Ephesians 5:22-33, Colossians 3:18-19, and 1 Peter 3:1-7.
The function and meaning of the word "Sheol" is important in biblical theology. Its relevance for an understanding of passages like 1 Peter 3:20 and Ephesians 4:8 is indicated. Further, a comparison is made with the New Testament's use of "hades." The meaning of Sheol is explored still more by comparing a number of its occurrences in the Old Testament.
This article is a Bible study on 1 Peter 3:1-7.
This article is a Bible study on 1 Peter 3:8-12.
This article is a Bible study on 1 Peter 3:13-17.
This article is a Bible study on 1 Peter 3:18-22.
This article is about defending the faith and the self-deception of the unbeliever. The author talks about the self-deception we find in this world, and then looks at what Scriptures says about self-deception, especially Romans 1:18-32. The author then continues to look at how we should confront self-deception and the concludes with some remarks on 1 Peter 3:15.
This article looks at the arguments for infant baptism in the Bible. The author discusses circumcision as covenant sign, circumcision and the new covenant, circumcision and the judgment from God, circumcision and Jesus Christ, the baptism of John the Baptist, baptism and the judgment from God, baptism as a water ordeal.