Posted by: biblestudyseattle | October 14, 2013

The apostles creed

“I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.” The apostles creed

He descended to the dead? Is this suggesting Jesus was still alive, even though he was ‘dead’? Why the profession of belief in the Holy Spirit? Scripture only requires belief in Jesus for eternal life.

What is the communion of saints? Is this a special intercession from saints who never really died, and whose souls are flying around somewhere?

The resurrection of the body… Only? To reunite with the disembodied soul flying around lonely? This is Satan’s lie, that we will not really die. That only the body dies. That God is impotent to destroy a soul that he has created.

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28. [Hell being Gehenna or second death].

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