Did Jesus Ever Descend to Hell?

The Apostles' Creed:

. . . [Jesus] suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended into hell. . .

Jesus descended into hell? Really? John Piper answers this question [audio].

For more content on this subject, check out Calvin's explanation in the Institutes.

Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Melissa, and their four children, and is the co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary.