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He descended into Hell, or, An interpretation based on reason and scripture

He descended into Hell, or, An interpretation based on reason and scripture

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Published by s.n.] in Pembroke [Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jesus Christ -- Spiritual life.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesAn Interpretation based on reason and scripture.
    Statementas stated by W. Henderson.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 microfiche (13 fr.).
    Number of Pages13
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19441619M
    ISBN 100665055412

    Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Now it cannot be denied that we intuitively associate the idea of happiness with an upward direction, and the idea of unhappiness with a downwai'd. Men say at his death on the cross, but God says at his resurrection. I refer to the concurrent testimony of ecclesiastical history, for the last 1, years and more which is compressed into the few words " He descended into Hell. Having thns proved that there are only two states possible after death, and that this word Hades is strictly applicable to the state of snffering.

    A master or mistress may say thus: In particular I confess before you that I have not faithfully trained my children, domestics, and wife [family] for God's glory. Roman Catholics recite this Creed, using the same words, without disclaimers, and people know very well what they mean. He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities And then, he pointed them to Christ. No other objections occur to me as requiring a special refu- tation here.

    We have a duty to God to obey him for if we do not obey God we will be punished according to his justice. With this opinion accordingto Pearson, many have coincided in primitive times, and his own testimony respecting it is when speaking of Eph. Surely God would not do that! The term and concept of propitiation are absent. Many people cannot conceive of worshiping a God so malicious in their mind as to cause endless suffering forever. Independently, however, of all such criticisms as these, I should be content to lot the true meaning of tho passage be detei'min- ed by the analogy of the many other passages which must be interpreted so as to coincide with the nieanmg Avhich the or- dinary interpretation plainly supports.


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He descended into Hell, or, An interpretation based on reason and scripture book

Perhaps we have an esoteric interpretation of other statements as well. It will not be necessary to determine either the degree of suffering to which he was subjected, or the locality where that suffering was en- dured ; if, however, in the course of the argument both these additional points should be decided, it must be confessed that the ailment will be so much the stronger.

It can also be controversial because there have been some outspoken evangelical proponents of conditionalism who have given the impression to critics that this view was arrived at on more sentimental grounds, as if they had interpreted scripture through a fallen sense of justice and a humanist view of love.

And thus after He had freed those who had been bound for ages, straightway He rose again from the dead, showing us the way of resurrection.

The Small Catechism

It cannot be denied that he spoke sometimes exclusively as man, viz. All evangelical annihilationists believe that the damned those who do not belong to Christ are raised bodily from their graves at an appointed day of judgment and are then finally punished?

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord. Les exemplaires originaux dont la couverture en papier est imprimde sont filmds en commengant par le premier plat et en terminant soit par la dernidre page qui comporte une empreinte d'impression ou d'illustration, soit par le second plat, selon le cas.

Even as we say this, however, we all tend to supply ideas and assumptions about what hell is like. NPNF Vol. But conditionalists, by virtue of their annihilationist view, cannot be universalists. John of Damascus c. Is conditionalism more proportional than ECT?

The nobility of the victim counter- balanced any deficiency in the kind of the punishment inflict- ed, or the degree or duration.

Rethinking the Apostles' Creed

He is also a God of love 1 John and of mercy 2 Samuel ; Psalmand it is legitimate to ask if such a God would render immortal the risen lost or otherwise supernaturally keep them alive forever in order that he might cause them to suffer unimaginable pain and misery for all eternity, as punishment for their sin.

By whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah.

It is an example of not saying what we mean, and saying what we do not mean. This passage is notoriously difficult, and is therefore a weak foundation upon which to build any doctrine about what Jesus did or did not do after His death and before His resurrection. God fully intends it to strike fear and dread into the hearts of unbelievers and to prick the conscience of those who have grown careless or presumptuous in their faith — which is why the reality of hell is something that we all need to hear regularly.

Then not only this mystery, but others also will be revealed that we simply believe here and cannot grasp with our blind reason. Of course, unbelievers will in their enmity toward God drum up any number of reasons to reject him, but there can be no doubt that this issue will feature toward the tops of their lists.

Other proponents of conditionalism have represented arguably questionable views such as open theism and anthropological physicalism or some other variation of monism, mortalism, or soul sleepor denied substantive evangelical doctrines like the inerrancy of scripture. For one thing, it has been affirmed historically by a minority of Christians, while the majority of the church has believed and taught the traditional view of hell since at best the time of Augustine.

Thus, since the contempt is everlasting, the risen wicked must exist for eternity in order to experience that everlasting contempt.

It is true that God is holy and wrathful, justly punishing wickedness. Was Elijah not a believer before he was so informed? Heidelberg Catechism And the traditional view of hell often impacts how the gospel is received. First we must answer a more foundational question: Does God expect us to understand and do justice here on earth to some extent?

It took earth and behold! The double captivity of tho Patriarch Joseph foreshadowed the double captivity of our Saviour on earth. Whereas, in the Creed, it is distinguished both from the death and the burial.

Sermons (videos of these sermons are on the

After shouting at the neighbors, with all the anger and stress in his body the man walks into his house, has a heart attack, and dies having just committed a small sin in the final moments of his life."I believe that Jesus descended into hell." Yet a few years back at one Christian college, a series of chapel messages on the Apostles' Creed had to omit this item, because none of the Sadly, leading Protestants such as John Piper and Wayne Grudem are ready to bring scissors to the Apostles Creed: On Good Friday, Jesus told the Good Thief crucified alongside him that “today you will be with me in paradise,” according to Luke’s Gospel.

He also descended into the lower parts of the earth - the interpretations include descent to Hades (Sheol), descent to the grave, or descent to earth (incarnation).

Descent into Hades is the view held by the early church fathers but which is less popular with modern evangelical commentators. Luther's Preface to the Small Catechism. Martin Luther to All Faithful and Godly Pastors and Preachers.

Grace, Mercy, and Peace in Jesus Christ, our Lord. The deplorable, miserable condition which I discovered lately when I, too, was a visitor, has forced and urged me to prepare [publish] this Catechism, or Christian doctrine, in this small, plain, simp.

Jan 18,  · Rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell (Gehenna) of fire. (Now this, He ascended, what is it but that he (Christ) also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? (Eph. ) Because Christ also died for sins once, the righteous for There is only one logical reason to explain this: God must so love and desire that.

Christ's Preaching to the Spirits in Hell (1Pet), Michael's Rebuke of Satan (2Pet). A discussion of 1st Peter to distinguish Christ's proclamation of victory there described from giving the gospel or preaching in our modern sense of the word; also Michael's Rebuke of Satan in 2nd Peter and Jude is explained in terms of Peter and Jude's refutation of.