“What’s that all about?” she asked, incredulously. Embarrassed by his wife’s reaction, the minister glanced at me nervously, and then back at his wife, and said, “Why yes, dear. You know about that, of course. It’s mentioned in one of the Epistles of Peter.”

Ah! If looks could kill, the minister would have been charged with homicide! Talk about awkward moments. It became obvious that the teaching about our Saviour’s descent to Sheol, the place of the dead, is not a prominent feature in Protestant Sunday schools. Yet it is clearly cited in the New Testament: