“I believe…. He descended into Hell.”
As to the body of Jesus Christ, He descended into the state of death,
As to the soul of Jesus Christ, He suffered the agonies of hell.
Daniel Hyde’s book titled In Defense of the Descent: A Response to Contemporary Critics provides a clear, concise, and cogent (the three Cs may be over-used when describing valuable books, yet there there is no better way to describe this book) defense of this important, historic, Biblical line from the Apostles Creed. The above quote is the summary of the Reformed view “stated simply” on page 51. 1.) Christ descended into the grave. 2.) Christ suffered the agonies of hell, and not Christ went literally into hell.