The Apostle's Creed...
The Apostle's Creed is one of the oldest expressions of the Christian faith. It gives a helpful summary of the beliefs of the historic Christian church.
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
. . . .Maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten 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 is seated 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.
* The word "catholic" refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.