The Apostles' Creed
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, 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.
On the third day, He rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven,
And sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The holy universal church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting.
About The ApostleS’ Creed
From as early as the second century, Christians used statements of faith, like the Apostles’ Creed, to publicly declare their faith in Christ. This creed received its name not because it was produced by the apostles themselves but because it contains a brief summary of their teachings.
About Creeds, Catechisms, & confessions OF FAITH
The Christian church has a rich heritage of creeds, catechisms, and confessions. These confessional standards are subordinate to the Bible, while striving to faithfully summarize its teachings. They are simply a way for the church to declare what it believes and write it down for others to read and confirm in scripture (2 Tim 1:13; Titus 1:9). By adopting confessions of faith like these, we show that our common confession is both biblically grounded and historically informed.