Creed is a basic statement of belief.
The Apostles’ creed is the oldest statement of faith in the Christian church, written sometime in the second century AD. The Apostles’ Creed defines core Christian beliefs about God, Jesus, the church, salvation, and other theological topics. By the fourth century, it was widely believed that each of the twelve apostles contributed one article to the creed under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
One of the wonderful features of the Apostles’ Creed is that it only uses language taken direction for the Scriptures, the words of the Bible. Almost all major Christian churches can agree on the Apostles’ Creed which allows us to stand together and unites us under the umbrella of Christianity established by the earliest Christ followers.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe 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 to the dead.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and sits 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 (universal) Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses as we have forgiven those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,
for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever.