What We Believe
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's 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 to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living 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. Amen.
THE PURPOSE OF THE CREED (CAP)
1. Confession—The Apostles’ Creed begins with “We believe,”
establishing and uniting the believers’ faith as they together recite the
truths that every Christian must believe to be saved.
2. Affirmation—defining the elements essential for salvation and
excluding any teachings that diverge from Scripture.
3. Proclamation—outlining the gospel as a narrative that can be shared.
*catholic- comprehensive/ global