Jimmy was born in Texas, grew up nominally Protestant, but at age 20 experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, he started an intensive study of the Bible. But the more he immersed himself in Scripture the more he found to support the Catholic faith. Eventually, he entered the Catholic Church. His conversion story, “A Triumph and a Tragedy,” is published in Surprised by Truth. Besides being an author, Jimmy is the Senior Apologist at Catholic Answers, a contributing editor to Catholic Answers Magazine, and a weekly guest on “Catholic Answers Live.”
Why does the Apostles Creed say that Jesus descended into Hell? Why would he do this? Wasn’t the Crucifixion enough? Did he have to suffer even more?
What did he do while he was “down there”? Did he preach to the dead? Which dead? Why? Do we have a second chance at salvation after death? What did the Church Fathers say about this? How about the teaching of the Church today?
Why does the Law of Moses say not to wear clothes made from two kinds of fibers? Can we wear cotton/polyesther blends? What’s the reason for this commandment? Who was bound by it? Does the commandment really forbid mixing any two types of fiber? Should we take this literally?
These are just some of the questions we answer in this week’s episode of the Jimmy Akin Podcast!
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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 031 (02/26/12)
1) LUCIA ASKS WHY THE APOSTLES CREED SAYS THAT JESUS “DESCENDED INTO HELL.” WHAT DOES THIS MEAN, AND WHY DID HE DO IT?
2) LUCIA ASKS ABOUT THE LAW IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THAT SAYS NOT TO WEAR CLOTHING WITH TWO KINDS OF FABRIC. ARE WE TO TAKE THIS LITERALLY?
ONLINE INFORMATION ABOUT THE LAW OF SHA`ATNEZ
Ask Rabbi Simmons: Clothing Worn by Jews
The Mysteries of Shaatnez
Clothing Mixtures: The Commandment of Shatnez
THOMAS AQUINAS ON LAW
Summa Theologiae I-II (see questions 98-103)
Today’s Music: Fresh Country Air (JewelBeat.Com)
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