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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Apostles' Creed


Although not written by the Apostles (despite its name), this first or second century creed was written to guard against certain heresies that were worming their way into the church. The Apostles' Creed is the oldest known extra-biblical creed. The authorship is unknown.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was 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, whence 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 life everlasting. Amen.

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Blogger Puritan Belief said...

Do you believe in "the holy catholic church"?

10:30 PM  
Blogger The Wittenberg Door said...

Greetings, PB. “Catholic” means “universal.” Since Christ has but one church, made up of believers from all times and places (hence “universal”), then yes, I believe in “the holy catholic church.”

6:59 AM  

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