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Authentic Christianity
The Apostles' Creed

 

The Apostles' Creed is the oldest of the three Christian Creeds,
written early in the 2nd century.

The Apostles' Creed developed from the need of the early Christian Church to have a summary of what they, as Christians, taught and believed.  The other two Christian Creeds (the Nicene and the Athanasian) were written, when false teachings about the Trinity arose, to firmly state Christian beliefs and reject errors.

 

apostles' creed on parchment scroll


The Apostles' Creed with Scriptural Support
clThe First Article: (Father)
I believe in God the Father Almighty
  Psalm 31:14, Habakkuk 2:4, John 12:44, Galatians 3:6-9,
Hebrews 11:1, James 2:19 Deuteronomy 6:4 1 Corinthians 8:,6 Genesis 17:1 (also Genesis 48:3), Isaiah 6:3, Isaiah 54:5,
2 Corinthians 6:18, Revelation 1:8 (Also Revelation 4:8, 11:17,15:3, 16:7)
maker of heaven and earth.
  Genesis 1:1, Job 4:17, Job 35:10, Isaiah 17:7, Isaiah 54:5,
Malachi 2:10, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Hebrews 11:3
 
The Second Article: (Son)
And in Jesus Christ,
  Genesis 1:1, Job 4:17, Job 35:10, Isaiah 17:7, Isaiah 54:5,
Malachi 2:10, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Hebrews 11:3
His only Son,
  Matthew 3:17, Matthew 17:5, Luke 22:70, John 1:14,18,
John 3:16,18, 1 John 4:9, Hebrews 1:5 & Psalm 2:7
our Lord,
  John 1:1, John 20:28, Acts 2:36, 1 Corinthians 1:9,
Philippians 2:9-11, Colossians 2:9, 1 Timothy 1:12
(Also see: “Lord Jesus Christ” - Acts 10:36, Acts 11:17,
Romans 1:7, Romans 5:1, 1 Corinthians 1:2,
1 Corinthians 6:11, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 2 Corinthians 1:2,
2 Corinthians 8:9, Galatians 1:3, Galatians 6:14, Ephesians 1:2, Ephesians 3:11, Philippians 1:2, Philippians 3:20, Colossians 1:3, Colossians 2:6 (Jesus Christ…Lord), 1 Thessalonians 1:1,
1 Thessalonians 5:9, 2 Thessalonians 1:1,
2 Thessalonians 2:14, 1 Timothy 6:3,14, Philemon 1:3,25,
Hebrews 13:20-21 (“Lord Jesus…Jesus Christ”), James 1:1,
James 2:1, 1 Peter 1:3, 1 Peter 3:15 (“Christ…Lord”),
2 Peter 1:8,14, Jude 1:17,21, Revelation 22:20-21 (“Lord Jesus”)
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
  Matthew 1:18, 20, Luke 1:35
born of the Virgin Mary,
  Isaiah 9:6, Galatians 4:4-5 Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23-25,
Luke 1:34, Luke 2:5-7,11
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
  Matthew 27:24-26 24. 27:2,13,17,19,22-23,58,62,65
Mark 15:14-15. 15:1-2,4-5,8-9,11-12,14-15, 43-44
Luke 23:24-25. Luke 3:1,13:1,23:1,3-4, 6,11-13,20,52
John 19:1-3,16. John 18:29, 31,33, 35,37-38.19:4-6,8,10, 15,19,21,22,33,38, Acts 3:13; 4:27, 1 Timothy 6:13

died

  Genesis 3:15, Matthew 27:50, Mark 15:37-39,44-45,
Luke23:46, John 19:30,33-34, Romans 5:6, 1 Corinthians 15:3,
Philippians 2:8, Hebrews 2:14

and was buried.

  Isaiah 53:9, Matthew 27:59-60, Mark 15:43,46,
Luke 23:52-53, John 19:38-42, 1 Corinthians 15:4

He descended into hell;

  1 Peter 3:18-20, Colossians 2:15 (Also?: Ephesians 4:9-10,
Romans 10:7 & Deut. 30:13; not: 1 Peter 4:6)
The third day He rose again from the dead;
  Psalm 16:10-11, Matthew 12:39-40, Matthew 28:1-10, 16-17
(also Matthew 27:63, 28:11-15), Mark 16:1-8 (also see 9-14),
Luke 24:1-49, John 10:17, John 20:1-21:14, Acts 2:27
& Psalm 16:10, Acts 10:40-41 (also Acts 13:36-37, Romans 1:4),
1 Corinthians 15:4 (also 15:5-8), 1 Timothy 2:8
He ascended into heaven
  Mark 16:19, Luke 24:50-51, John 20:17, Acts 1:2,9-11,
Ephesians 4:10
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
  Matthew 26:64, Luke 22:69, Acts 2:34 & Psalm 110:1,
Acts 7:55, Romans 8:34, Ephesians 1:20 (also see :21-23),
Colossians 3:1, Hebrews 1:3, Hebrews 8:1, Hebrews 10:12,
Hebrews 12:2, 1 Peter 3:22
From there He shall come
  Matthew 16:27, Matthew 25:31, Mark 13:26, John 14:2-3,
(also John 14:18, 28), Acts 1:11, Revelation 1:7
to judge the living and the dead.
  Matthew 25:31-34,41, John 12:47-48, Acts 10:42, Acts 17:31,
2 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:16
 
The Third Article: (Holy Spirit)
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
  Genesis 1:2, Psalm 139:7-8, Matthew 3:16, Matthew 28:19,
John 14:26, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 5:3-4, Acts 13:2,
1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:19

the holy Christian Church,
(literal translation of Christian = Catholic = universal)

  Matthew 16:18, Matthew 18:17, Ephesians 2:19-22,
Ephesians 5:25-27, Colossians 1:18
the Communion of Saints,
  Acts 2:41-42, Romans 1:7, Romans 12:4-5, 1 Corinthians 1:2,   Ephesians 4:3-6, Philippians 1:1, 1 Thessalonians 3:13,
1 Peter 2:5,9 (see Deuteronomy 7:6, 26:19)
the Forgiveness of sins,
  Psalm 130:3-4, Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 1:4 (also Luke 3:3),
Luke 24:47, Acts 10:43, Acts 13:38, Acts 26:18,
2 Corinthians 5:18-19, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14,
Hebrews 9:22, 1 John 2:1-2
the Resurrection of the body,
  Job 19:25-26, Matthew 22:31-32, John 5:28-29,
John 6:54, John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, Philippians 3:21, Matthew 27:51-52
and the Life everlasting.
Amen.
 
Psalm 16:11, John 3:16, John 3:36, John 10:27-28, John 17:3,
John 20:31, Romans 6:23, 1 John 5:10-13

 

 

the Apostles' Creed