In Lesson Seventh
of the Baltimore Catechism No. 2
, we discussed the coming of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Christ's life provides an example for us, but it is His Death that atones for our sins, and His Resurrection that brings us the hope of eternal life.
Those who had lived their lives according to the Law and in expectation of a Redeemer were released when Christ descended into the hell of the just. They, like those who believe in Christ today, share in His Resurrection.
The questions are numbered consecutively with Lesson Seventh. For more information and links to other resources, click on each question below.
A. Jesus Christ suffered a bloody sweat, a cruel scourging, was crowned with thorns, and was crucified.
A. We call that day "good" on which Christ died because by His death He showed His great love for man, and purchased for him every blessing.
A. Christ died on Mount Calvary.
A. Christ was nailed to the Cross and died on it between two thieves.
A. Christ suffered and died for our sins.
A. From the sufferings and death of Christ we learn the great evil of sin, the hatred God bears to it, and the necessity of satisfying for it.
A. After Christ's death His soul descended into hell.
A. The hell into which Christ's soul descended was not the hell of the damned, but a place or state of rest called Limbo, where the souls of the just were waiting for Him.
A. Christ descended into Limbo to preach to the souls who were in prison--that is, to announce to them the joyful tidings of their redemption.