The Implausible Triumph

Ok…so it’s going to be one of those weeks again. This Sunday we’ll be reading 1 Peter 3:18-22. It goes something like this:

Let me hear all the theories you’ve heard or you have concerning what this text is supposed to be saying. You’ll hear my take (or lack of one) on Sunday!

Have a good weekend…try to stay dry.

2 comments

  1. Jesus busted Hell and The Grave wide open with that earthquake the split the temple curtain. The folks since Adam who died in their sins without having a peek at redemption got the opportunity of a lifetime when Jesus took the keys of Hell and Death from Satan.

    When we get a moment of clarity, realizing that God is telling us that the he has a way of escape for us to be saved from drowning in the world’s destruction, then it’s time for us to to get in the boat with Jesus. Baptism is a picture of how we were headed for death, going down without hope of any strength of our own to save us. But thank God, Jesus snatches us out of the depths and revives us when we cry out for his help. The proclamation of our faith through baptism speaks to both God and those around us that we die to our identity with this world in order to be raised to an identity with Christ.

  2. The best I can make of this is that after Jesus’ crucifixion, he went and “preached”, or made a proclamation to those in Hades, of their judgement and condemnation because of his completed work on the cross. Philippians 2:10 tells us that “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth”. It seems that some believed Jesus was making this proclamation to the demonic spirits, but personally, I wouldn’t make that my dogma, although it is interesting to consider.

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