As I said, you can't work both sides of the street.<quoted text>
From the The Lost Book of the Bibles, by Bell Publishing, New York, comes the following
The Apostles Creed.
It is affirmed by Ambrose,that the twelve Apostles, as skillful artificers assembled together, and made a key by their common advise, that is, the Creed; by which the darkness of the devil is disclosed, that the light of Christ may appear. 1 Others fable that every Apostle inserted an article, by which the creed is divided into twelve articles; and a sermon, fathered upon St. Austin, and quoted by the Lord Chancellor King, fabricates that each particular article was thus inserted by each particular Apostle:-
Peter.- 1. I believe in God the Father Almighty;
John.- 2. Maker of heaven and earth;
James.- 3. And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
Andrew.- 4. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary;
Philip.- 5. Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried;
Thomas.- 6. He descended into hell, the third day he rose again from the dead;
Bartholomew. 7. He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
Matthew. 8. From thence he shall come to judge the quick, and the dead;
James, the son of Alpheus. 9. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Catholic Church;
Simon Zelotes. 10. The communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins;
Jude the brother of James. 11. The resurrection of the body;
If your source IS the last word on the subject, then the article of Christ's having descended into Hell WASN'T a later add-on, as you opined earlier.
Which is it? Straight from an apostolic source, or a theologian's later add on? Can't be both.