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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Every Sunday our congregations confess their Christian faith. Each time they use the Apostles' Creed they include in their statement of belief the words "He descended into hell." In recent years this short sentence has come under considerable discussion within our own circles. There has been some question as to the significance of these words as they are used in the Creed. In view of this situation, it is most desirable to re-examine the desconsus in the light of Holy Scripture.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Peter 3:18-20; Ephesians 4:8-9; Romans 10:6-8; Ephesians 2:18; John 1:14; Philippians 1:24; Romans 1:3; Ephesians 2:5-6; Luke 23:46; Luke 8:55;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Scharlemann, Martin H.
"He Descended into Hell. An Interpretation of 1 Peter 3:18-20,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 27, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol27/iss1/8