“Jesus went to hell: The Christian history churches would rather not acknowledge” reads the headline.
Yes. The shame. That’s why Catholics hid this embarrassing proposition away by canonizing it as inspired Scripture:
18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit; 19 in which he went and preached to the spirits in prison, 20 ¶ who formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. 21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers subject to him. (1 Pe 3:18–22).
and then made sure the cover-up was complete by concealing it in an obscure document called the “Apostle’s Creed” where only a billion of the Inner Circle of Catholics would recite it on a daily basis in something called “the Rosary”.The Eastern Churches too, have kept this a closely guarded secret by squirreling this embarrassing superstition away in icons…
…that only millions of the Orthodox venerate.
I look forward to Salon’s future efforts to rip the lid off the Christian faith with startling revelations that Jesus said, “The Father is greater than I” and “Why do you call me good? There is none good but God!” There are just so many secrets and skeletons in the closet.