The Apostles Creed that states that Jesus descended into Hell was formed in the Council in Milan about 390 A.D. This was a council held by Pope Siricius.
Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae, et in Iesum Christum, Filium Eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus, descendit ad ínferos, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis, ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Patris omnipotentis, inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos.
Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam, sanctorum communionem, remissionem peccatorum, carnis resurrectionem, vitam aeternam. Amen
Did you understand this?
This was the only official language the Bible was available in for more than 1000 year in the Western Roman Church. If you could understand this, there was not a need to translate the Bible into English.
Do you believe that the original Jewish Word of God were first written down in Hebrew? Do you believe that Jesus native language was Hebrew?
Than there would surely have been a room for errors when Rome translated the scriptures into Latin. Because what you just tried to read was the Apostle Creed written in Latin.
The Roman Catholic Church:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church gives the following English translation of the Apostles’ Creed. In its discussion of the Creed the Catechism maintains the traditional division into twelve articles, the numbering of which is here added to the text.
1. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
2. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
3. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
4. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
5. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again.
6. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
7. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
8. I believe in the Holy Spirit,
9. the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,
10. the forgiveness of sins,
11. the resurrection of the body,
12. and the life everlasting.
The Lutheran Church:
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 Spirit,
and born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
who was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
and on the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of the Father.
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
The Charismatic Church, non-denominational Lighthouse Church of Kuwait: (from their statement of faith)
«He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into the heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead».
«The Papal system» is the mother of all errors into Biblical Christianity. A Jesus that descended into Hell, and rose from Hell after three day, is a copy-cat Jesus. You can call Him «Jesus of Rome» or «Jesus of US dollars» does not matter. They both works out of the Abyss, and not out of Heaven.
The book of Revelation explains:
«Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty».
When false teachers in the Word of Faith movements put their hands on you, these frogs are released up on you. Lets take a look on some of their demonic teachings about a «Jesus» that descended into Hell, and rose from Hell.
Frederick K.C. Price:
«Do you think that the punishment for our sin was to die on a cross? If that were the case, the two thieves could have paid your price. No, the punishment was to go into hell itself and to serve time in hell separated from God…Satan and all the demons of hell thought that they had Him bound and they threw a net over Jesus and they dragged Him down to the very pit of hell itself to serve our sentence».
Another modern word of faith teacher Kenneth Hagin, who’s teaching is also based on the interpolation found in the present Creed, teaches that:
«He [Jesus] tasted spiritual death for every man. And His spirit and inner man went to hell in my place. Can’t you see that? Physical death wouldn’t remove your sins. He’s tasted death for every man. He’s talking about tasting spiritual death»
Kenneth Copeland the most known of all the word of faith teachers, asserts:
«When Jesus cried, ‘It is finished!’ He was not speaking of the plan of redemption. There were still three days and nights to go through before He went to the throne…Jesus’ death on the cross was only the beginning of the complete work of redemption».
Do you still wounder why Word of Faith teachers like Benny Hinn once travelled to Rome to embrace the Pope?
Would you like to read more about the Charismatic Church views on a Jesus that went to Hell: Click here