In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their series on the Apostles' Creed as they discuss the person and work of Jesus Christ. They are joined by Matt Emerson—the Dickinson Chair of Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University—for part of the conversation to talk about what it means that Christ descended to the dead.
Questions Covered in This Episode:
The Apostles Creed:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth,
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended to hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Impassable: God does not feel emotions.
Immutable: God is always the same.
Anthropomorphic: A way of expressing, in humanly understandable terms, something that is true.
Matt Emerson (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is an associate professor of religion at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and as co-executive director of the Center for Baptist Renewal. His areas of interest include biblical theology, canonical interpretation, theological method, and Baptist theology. He is the author of He Descended to the Dead: An Evangelical Theology of Holy Saturday, winner of a 2019 TGC book award. Emerson and his wife, Alicia, are both from Huntsville, AL. Married in 2006, they have five daughters.
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In this episode, Kyle, JT, and Jen continue their series on the Apostles' Creed as they discuss the person and work of Jesus Christ. They are joined by Matt Emerson—the Dickinson Chair of Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University—for part of the conversation to talk about what it means that Christ descended to the dead.