It is optional now in the Apostles Creed. It is necessary in my book! Having been there myself on more than one occasion I took great comfort in the fact Jesus had beaten me there, beaten the Devil, and saved me from ever fearing an eternal residency in hell! In reality it is a Good Friday world. Looking at the Ukraine is proof! For those in that living hell, I hope faith in Christ brings them the same comfort; that Christ was there first and is victoriously there with them now! And their eternity with Christ is secure even though their life now is a living hell!