The Apostles’ Creed is an ancient, worthy, and wonderful summary of basic Christian belief. The years haven’t taken away from its truth or importance. The Apostles’ Creed is probably the most well-known and agreed to statement of belief among Christians that doesn’t come straight from one Biblical passage.
For centuries Christians united around this simple statement of the essentials of the faith. In the earliest church, the creed was a statement of faith required for those who would be baptized. Before they could express a public devotion to Jesus, they had to demonstrate their understanding and agreement with the truths of the Apostles’ Creed.
Below is one version of the creed, and we’ll take a look at it line by line.