The Apostles’ Creed

The Apostles’ Creed is a statement of Christian faith that dates back to the early centuries of the church. It is called the Apostles’ Creed because it was believed to have been composed by the Apostles themselves, although this is not historically accurate.

The text of the Apostles’ Creed varies somewhat between different traditions, but the following is a commonly accepted version:

“I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator 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, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence 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.”

The Apostles’ Creed is used in many Christian denominations as a statement of faith, and it is often recited in worship services and other religious contexts. It affirms key beliefs of the Christian faith, including the doctrine of the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, and the resurrection of the dead.

The Hebrew Roots Apostles Creed would look more like this today:

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