What we believe: Apostles’ Creed
The Christian writers of the first three centuries make it plain that from the beginning the candidates for Baptism were required to confess their faith. This same confession of faith was also used as the starting point for Christian instruction, and as a touchstone for descerning false doctrine.
First and second century writers, such as Clement, Ignatius, Polycarp,
and Irenaeus mentioned the earliest form of this creed.
By 500 the creed was quoted in its present form by Caesarius of Arles
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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on 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 Ghost; the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.