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Apostle’s Creed

Historic Christian Creeds

The word "creed" comes from the Latin word "credo" and it means simply "I believe."
Creeds are expressions of Biblical doctrine. Throughout church history the church has found it necessary to establish and embrace creedal statements to make clear the Christian faith and also to set apart truth from error, rejecting heretics and their false representations of the faith.
Such creeds are distinguished from Scripture (i.e. the Bible) in that Scripture alone is the supreme and final authority for all matters of faith and practice, while the creeds are subordinate to Scripture.
Historically, Christian creeds have included everything from brief affirmations, such as the earliest Christian creed found in the New Testament, which declares, "Jesus is Lord", to comprehensive summaries of New Testament doctrine, such as the Westminster Confession.
Creedal statements attempt to show a coherent and unified understanding of the whole scope of Scripture, assuming that everything God says is coherent and not contradictory.
Codified correctly, historic Christians creeds are useful means of learning theology and doctrine.

The Apostles' Creed: Background

This creed is one of the oldest creeds of the church, and is called the Apostles' Creed not because it is the direct work of the apostles themselves, but because it dates from very early times in the church, and the articles found in the creed can be traced to apostolic teaching. It forms the basis of most other creeds.
The creed has been used as a brief and beautiful summary of Christian doctrine. The old form of this creed goes back to the middle of the 2nd century or possibly even earlier.
Because of its very early origin, it does not address some Christological issues defined in the later Nicene and other Christian Creeds.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic* church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.
AMEN.
* Meaning the universal Christian church of all times and all places

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