The Apostles’ Creed

The Apostles’ Creed

This is the Apostles’ Creed, which some believe to have come to form around 125-250 AD, and totally solidified by the Third or Fourth Century A.D.:

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 [Spirit1], born of the virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; [he descended into hell;2] the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven; and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick3 and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost [Spirit1]; the Holy Catholic Church4; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.


1 Some have replaced “Ghost” with “Spirit.”
2 The earliest versions do not contain his phrase.
3 Some modern versions replace this with “living.”
4 Some have replaced this with “Holy Universal Church” to distinguish it from the modern Roman Catholic Church. Originally in the First Millenia, there was only one church, the Catholic Church. “Catholic” means “Universal.”



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