Evangelical theologians call for the Apostles' Creed to be amended to exclude the sentence, "He descended into Hell."
This is the sort of non-sense that passes for scholarship when you have no Tradition and no magisterial authority to enforce said Tradition.
One good response to this ridiculous argument:
There are potentially a number of errors here. One is that Christ Himself did not have a human soul. Many Protestants, without knowing it, do not believe that Christ has a human soul. They instead believe that Christ has a human body but that His deity serves as the animating principle of His body. Hence, when Christ died, His deity was naturally in Heaven. The conclusion is that He would have skipped Hell entirely.
On the other end of the spectrum is the heretical doctrine of Calvin that states that Christ literally descended into the Gehenna of the damned in order to receive the full punishment of sin. This is contrary to Scripture, contrary to the Fathers, and contrary to orthodox Christology.
As I am constantly reminding the seminarians at NDS: get the Incarnation wrong and everything that comes after it is wrong.________________
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