Historical Note: The creed that came out of the Church’s struggle with Gnosticism and Montanism is known as the Apostles’ Creed. It was not composed by the apostles, but was named, “The Apostles’ Creed” because it summarize of the apostles’ teachings.

We Confess,

I believe God, the Father Almighty, Maker 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 sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty.

From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.