On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/06/24), Hank resumes his overview of the days of Holy Week, arriving at Holy Saturday, which was observed by the Eastern Church this past weekend. Holy Saturday marks one of the most enigmatic of all mysteries—the mystery of Christ’s descent into Hades. Being “put to death in the body,” says Peter, he was “made alive by the spirit through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it, only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also.” Peter here reminds us of two great and glorious truths. First, that we are saved through water, and secondly that the descent of Christ into Hades inaugurates resplendent triumph. A triumph by which Christ “tramples down death by death.”

Hank also answers the following questions:

  • When a person is baptized, do they become a new creation right away, or is it an ongoing process? Debra – Stony Plain, AB (15:14)
  • What provision does the Bible make for young children or some adults who don’t have the mental capacity to accept Christ? Robert – Tallahassee, FL (20:34)
  • I have a cross pendant that has discolored over time. I bought a replacement, but what should I do with the old one? Paul – San Diego, CA (23:03)


Resources related to today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast:

He Descended to Hell: An Investigation of the Harrowing of Hell in the Apostles’ Creed

AfterLife: What You Need To Know about Heaven, the Hereafter and Near-Death Experiences by Hank Hanegraaff

Resurrection by Hank Hanegraaff

The Third Day: The Reality of the Resurrection by Hank Hanegraaff

Truth Matters, Life Matters More: The Unexpected Beauty of an Authentic Christian Life by Hank Hanegraaff


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