Why do we profess Jesus descending to the dead in the Apostle’s Creed? When I was a boy, I confess this seemed a bit strange. I didn’t give it much thought, though. The Bible gives a few hints (1 Peter 4:6 and Ephesians 4:9) but it’s not explicitly spelled out. At least it wasn’t until ancient and early medieval stories began spreading.
Today, it seems part of Jesus’ boundless mercy.