“Christ among the dead: An ancient doctrine and a modern witness”

 

In this ancient depiction of Christ’s descent into the world of the dead, he has broken down the gates of Hell and, as he tramples Satan, extends the hand of salvation to Adam and Eve and other righteous spirits from ancient times.

 

Today, as you know, is Holy Saturday.

 

Traditionally, Jesus was crucified, and died, on Good Friday.  He arose sometime on the morning of Easter Sunday.  But what happened on the Saturday in between?

 

The Bible contains some hints.  And certain ancient Christian documents seem to preserve a few garbled ideas about it.

 

However, on 3 October 1918, the sixth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was privileged to see what happened:

 

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590510/Christ-among-the-dead-An-ancient-doctrine-and-a-modern-witness.html

 

Today commemorates that event, which opened the doors of salvation for the dead and makes possible the vicarious work for previous generations that is the principal activity in the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

Posted from Park City, Utah.

 

The Frankfurt Germany Temple
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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The Oakland California Temple
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 

The Rome Italy Temple is beginning to take shape.
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The Recife Brazil Temple

 

The Apia Samoa Temple
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