Debate Question: "Did Jesus Go To Hell Between His Death And Resurrection?"
Reader, do you believe Jesus went to Hell? There is a great deal of confusion in regards to this question. This concept comes primarily from the Apostles' Creed, which states, “He descended into hell.” There are also a few Scriptures which, depending on how they are translated, describe Jesus going to “hell.”
Many preachers/pastors/teachers have taught down through the years that Jesus’ spirit descended into hell after His death on the cross.
Basing this idea on Ephesians 4:8–10 and 1 Peter 3:18–20, most of those who have taught that Jesus’spirit went to hell after His death has said that He went there to proclaim judgment to sinners and/or rescue the saints of the Old Testament.
Today, many in the Word of Faith movement teach that the crucifixion was insufficient to atone for our sins and that Jesus also had to suffer three days of torment in hell. I know what I believe but what do you all believe, did he go to hell?