THE APOSTLES' CREED
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy *catholic church,
The Apostles' Creed (in Latin, Symbolum Apostolorum), is an early statement of Christian belief, possibly from the first or second century. The theological specifics of the creed appear to be a refutation of Gnosticism, an early heresy. The Apostles' Creed is widely used by a number of Christian denominations for both liturgical and catechetical purposes. It is also used by evangelical Protestant denominations such as Presbyterians, Methodists, Congregationalists and many Baptists.