Why do we say Jesus descend into hell?


#1

I was wondering why, in the Apostles Creed, does it say that “he (Jesus) descended into hell”? How was this belief derived?

Thank you


#2

St. Peter tells us that after Jesus died, “he went and preached to the spirits in prison” (1 Pet 3:19). The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) explains that “he descended there as Savior, proclaiming the Good News to the spirits imprisoned there” (CCC 632).

See also this post.


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