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Did Jesus Descend Into Hell?

One question that has long plagued Christians about the nature of Jesus' saving work is that which concerns the meaning of the phrase, "He descended into hell"--as found in the Apostle's Creed. Are we to understand this phrase to mean that the Scriptures teaches us that Jesus actually descended into hell after his death to proclaim His victory over unbelievers or demons...

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The New Creation Spirit of Christmas

Everybody knows that virgins don't conceive! Mary certainly knew that. After all, she asked the Angel Gabriel at the announcement that she would conceive and bear a Son, "How can this be, since I do not know a man" (Luke 1:34)? The answer is, of course, the same as that which is given to the question surrounding the mysterious miracle working of God at creation. Here, it i...

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Rick Phillips on Jesus in the Old Testament

Over at Reformation 21, Rick Phillips has been busy posting a short series of edifying posts on "Jesus in the Old Testament." These would serve as great meditations to read to your family during this Christmas season. You can find all of the current posts in the series below: Jesus and Adam Jesus and Abraham Jesus and Moses Jesus and Joshua Jesus and Jacob Jesus a...

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Losing Loved Ones and Having Regrets

My mom had a sudden and massive heart attack last week. I never got to say goodbye. I never had the chance to tell her I loved her and to ask her to forgive me for all the times that I didn't love her as I ought to have loved her. It was an extremely painful experience. Yet, in the face of extreme sorrow, the Lord graciously filled my mind with thoughts of eternity that ...

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