a reply to: dashen
Although the Apostles Creed mentions that he descended to hell there is no scriptural basis for this whatsoever as far as I can tell.
And if he did how would anyone ever know?
you would think that would be an important thing to write down, but no, although we have several passages talking about cursing fig trees and how a
bunch of his own men are his betrayers.
And even if that were the case what does it matter to anyone else?
If the guy literally couldn't save himself from being nailed to a giant lower case T, how can he save anyone?.
And if you say he was a willing sacrifice then why did he ask God why he was forsaken?.
If that was his true intentions then why were his last words not in fact I am here turning into a human pin cushion to save everyone from their
His final words were actually an expression of his loss of faith.
And there are other problems of course.
since Joseph was married to Mary the virgin birth would literally make Jesus a bastard forgive the phrase
He is the son of a someone who is not his mother's husband.
the scientific implications of course are ridiculous as well.
if Joseph was not the father than what did his Y chromosome look like?.
A glowing little cross maybe?
the fact truly is the earliest beliefs of the church no way no how resemble almost any form of Christianity in existence today.
Simply put it was made up and is still being made up.
Jesus and His apostles kept kosher, were religious Jews, the final supper was a Passover Seder, they used ritual baths which were known as a mikvah
which was later turned into baptism.
At some point Saint Paul hijack the religion and totally made it into something else, so it shouldn't look like Judaism anymore.
according to some recently discovered ancient manuscripts of the Talmud st. Paul was actually a double agent working forthe Jewish Synod of Tiberias.