19 April 2014

Happy Jesus-in-Hell Day!

When I was a believer, I was always puzzled by the phrase "He descended into hell" in the Apostles' Creed. It just seemed strange to me. What was a nice guy like Jesus doing in a place like that?

But I guess Jesus did some time in hell; it says so right in the Bible.
He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. Acts 2:31
Luckily he took some really cool pictures.

Here's a black and white photo of a very tall Jesus meeting Adam and Eve as they come out of their demon-mouth house.


And here's one, on Saturday night, after Jesus put on his transparent robe.


Jesus, in a hurry to meet the ladies of hell.


Another photo of Jesus hanging out with Adam and Eve.


The sermon from hell.


And here's Jesus Sunday morning before heading back to the tomb.

11 comments:

Stephen said...

Thanks, Steve, and thanks, Zinnia, for bringing this to my attention. I'll be sure to remind everyone at my extended family easter lunch tomorrow. ;-)
If hell is good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me! :lol:
Steve Weeks

Stephen said...

Heh... I just followed the link to Acts, and then to the question of whether Joseph was the father of Jesus, where I saw this:

Luke 1:31-35
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring for a son, and shalt call his name Jesus .... Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be seeing I know not a man. And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee.

Sounds almost like a porn movie!
Steve Weeks

The Wise Fool said...

Pretty interesting depictions of hell. It seems that you will either be emaciated, or you will spend all of your time working out, like they do in prisons today. I mean, look at the gun show put on by that woman in the forefront of the last image!

Nathan said...

There's a considerable amount on Jesus' visit to Hell in the Gospel of Nicodemus, a book that didn't make it into the Scriptures. I wrote a bit about it in this post.

Brian_E said...

I don't think Hallmark's going to make a card to mark the occasion :)

nazani said...

Interesting that Adam is depicted as older than Eve.
The transparent cloth is a compliment to Jesus, since only linen or silk woven with the thinnest thread would have any transparency.
Last image- gotta love the Italians, never letting religion get in the way of depicting strapping lasses.

Unknown said...

Here's some added light to His time spent in hell:
"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the Spirit, by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, wer saved through water (1 Pet 3:18-20).

Dr. Kold_Kadavr_flatliner, M.D. said...

God blessa youse -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL

Matt said...

Kudos on hitting on a scarcely talked about topic.

Although, to be fair, this is a contested doctrine and not universally held to. The word translated "hell" in Acts 2:31 comes from "Hades," which was considered by Jews to simply be "the grave."

This is how the NIV (and many others) translates it, and likely why many people are not aware of this belief held by some in the early church.

Interesting blog. I plan on checking it out regularly.

Marwan Yafi said...

Read the parable of Lazarus & the rich, Matthew 8:12; Matthew 22:13; Matthew 25:30.
Matthew 16:18
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it
Christianity is a very primitive cult. But if you are disappointed by Christianity, established by Jews, as they have done to Hindu, Hellenico-Romano cults & to Shiite sects' tree, who call them selfves "Muslim", Allah (God) exists.
Muslim
Architect Marwan Yafi

Zarathustra said...

Happy "ZOMBIE" SunDay