Confession Of Faith
By Tom Brown
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 Ghost,
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 Ghost;
The Holy Catholic Church;
The Communion of Saints;
The Forgiveness of sins;
The Resurrection of the body;
And the Life ever-lasting.
Easter Sunday 2013
Quoted from: The Senior Catechism of the Methodist Church, 1952.
The Apostles' Creed is a statement of faith used in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and many Protestant churches. It is not officially recognized in the Eastern Orthodox churches. According to tradition, it was composed by the 12 Apostles, but it actually developed from early interrogations of catechumens (persons receiving instructions in order to be baptised) by the bishop.
The present text of the Apostles' Creed is similar to the baptismal creed used in the church in Rome in the 3rd and 4th centuries. It reached its final form in south-western France in the late 6th or early 7th century. Gradually it replaced other baptismal creeds and was acknowledged as the official statement of faith of the entire Catholic church in the West by the time that Innocent III was pope (1198 – 1216).
All creedal Protestant churches accept the Apostles' Creed and use it in worship.
“Apostles' Creed.” Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011.