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  • Did Christ Ever Descend to Hell? Is the Phrase in the Apostle's Creed Biblical?

    04/24/2011 6:40:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/24/2011 | John Piper
    Did Christ ever descend to hell? There are two passages in the New Testament that, taken a certain way, would seem to indicate that he did. One is in Ephesians 4:9 where it says that Christ descended into the lower parts of the earth. This probably means that he descended to the earth, which is the lower parts. The "of" there doesn't mean that he is going under the earth. So I don't think that text warrants the interpretation that he descended into hell. The other text is 1 Peter 3:18-20 where it says that Christ went to speak to...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part One: The Apostles’ Creed, The Basic Profession of Faith

    10/12/2009 7:06:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies · 1,524+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part One:  The Apostles’ Creed The Basic Profession of Faith Table of Contents     The Apostles’ Creed was originally a profession of faith required of converts to Christianity before they were baptized. As a formula of belief it goes back in substance, if not in words, to the twelve apostles. Following Christ’s declaration that “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16), the Apostles’ Creed was the precondition for baptism. Only believers could be baptized. Even when children were baptized in the early Church, someone had to profess the faith for them. Since the Apostles’ Creed was first...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith (Introduction)

    10/11/2009 8:20:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies · 1,189+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    The Essentials of the Catholic Faith   Introduction As we begin our inquiry into the Catholic religion, it is important to explain briefly what we are about. Our purpose is very simple. We want to learn what the Catholic Church teaches her members should believe, where to obtain the help they need from God to live as faithful Christians, how He wants them to serve Him, and how they are to pray. These four dimensions of the Catholic religion are as old as Christianity. They may be expressed in four words: faith, sacraments, commandments, and prayer. They are, in...
  • Challenge: Explain the Apostle's Creed (Vanity)

    01/02/2007 4:33:16 PM PST · by narses · 56 replies · 1,205+ views
    God ^ | The First Pentecost | The Apostles
    I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Resurrection of the Dead

    04/24/2003 6:20:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 134+ views
    CERC ^ | 2001 | Fr. William Saunders
      Email This ArticleResurrection of the Dead   FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS Question: At Easter, we celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead. In the creed, we believe in the "resurrection of the dead." Could you better explain these beliefs? In the Gospels, Jesus had predicted three times that He would be arrested by the chief priests and scribes, suffer, be condemned to death, and be crucified; however, He also predicted that He would be "raised up" on the "third day" (cf. Mt 16:21, 17:22-23, 20:17-19). The predictions came true. On Easter Sunday morning, when Mary Magdalene and other women, St. Peter...
  • Resurrection Means a Glorious Existence

    04/24/2003 6:11:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 179+ views
    CERC ^ | 1998 | Fr. William Saunders
      Email This ArticleResurrection Means a Glorious Existence Resurrection Means a Glorious Existence   FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS In the Apostles Creed we say, "I believe in the resurrection of the body." I have never really understood what this means. Will we have the same body? Please explain. This question prompts me to think back when I was at Washington Irving Junior High School and a friend of mine showed me a religious magazine from her church which showed the end of the world and resurrection of the dead. In "comic book" form, the magazine depicted people coming out of graves and...