"I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen"
i was thinking about this tonite and googled it.
well, as i was reading it i was caught by the phrase "He descended into hell"
has that always been in there? i grew up reciting this and i never once saw that?
what does that mean? Jesus went to hell? i'd love some comments on this one because i am a little taken aback by the fact that i never realized the weight of that phrase until NOW.
i'm going through a time of getting to the roots of my belief system and this caught me off guard for a second.
i guess it threw me off a little that i've recited something plenty of times before and never even explored what it meant.
off to google a little more...
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