The Apostle's Creed


2000 © Douglas Beyer

The Apostles' Creed is the most universally affirmed Christian statement of faith. In 110 words it sets forth what Christians of all denominations believe. Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Lutherans, Anglicans, Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists and Pentecostals all affirm its classic doctrinal affirmations. It is apostolic not because the apostles themselves wrote it, but because the early church composed it from the teachings of the apostles.

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;
He descended into hell;
the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty;
from thence He shall come to judge
the quick 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.

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