The Apostles Creed (circa 5th century)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe 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; He descended into hell.1 The third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic2 church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. 


1 i.e. suffered under the judgment of God for His people

2 i.e. “universal”