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.

The Apostles’ Creed is the most I can state and agree with as being unalterable Christian doctrine; all other Christian doctrines are disputed.  The doctrines stated in this Creed are those which must be received by everyone who wishes to be a Christian.  Sadly, there is no other doctrine in Christendom which is received by all.  And worse is that all disputed doctrines are claimed by those who hold them as being the plain teaching of the Bible.  Although the Nicene Creed expresses the deity of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit more fully, it is disputed between East and West as concerning the Procession of the Holy Spirit.  

However, my faith is not limited to the Apostles’ Creed but takes in the other Creeds formulated in the first centuries, and much of the Thirty Nine Articles of the Anglican Church and of the Westminster Confession of Faith.