The Apostles' Creed

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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary;

Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried; 

On the third day He rose again 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 quick 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.

*None of the earliest versions of the Apostles' Creed contain the controversial line "He descended into hell." (Click here for further info.)

*The word "catholic" simply means "universal." It is not to be confused with the Roman Catholic Church. Therefore, all Christians—i.e., those who in repentance Luke 24:47 and faith embrace Christ alone—can freely recite The Apostles' Creed in good conscience.  

What are the elements of the Christian faith to which all followers of Jesus hold? Look no further than The Apostles' Creed, put to stunning visuals and inspiring music in this video from Christianity.com.

Originally published January 19, 2018.