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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.

* catholic means "universal" and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.

Where we received the Apostles Creed from the Bible; with an OT and a NT reference.

This resource comes from a very old orthodox Lutheran theology book, dating back to the 17th century. It unknown precisely which book this derives from.

I believe   (Hab. 2:4; Rom. 4:5)
In God   (Deut. 6:4 1 Cor. 8:6)
The Father   (Psalm 89:27; Matthew 7:11)
Almighty   (Genesis 7:1; 2 Cor. 6:18)
Maker of heaven and earth   (Psalm 33:6; John 5:17)
And in Jesus   (Zech 9:9; Matthew 1:21)
Christ   (Daniel 9:24; John 3:34)
His only   (Zechariah 13:7; John 1:14)
Son   (Psalm 2:7; Matthew 16:16)
Our Lord   (Jeremiah 23:6; John 20:28)
Who was conceived   (Jeremiah 31:22; Luke 1:31)
By the Holy Spirit   (Daniel 2:45; Matthew 1:20)
Born   (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:14)
Of the Virgin Mary   (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:43)
Suffered   (Isaiah 50:6; Luke 23:25)
Under Pontius Pilate   (Psalm 2:2; Luke 18:32)
Was crucified   (Psalm 22:17; John 3:14)
Died   (Daniel 9:26; Rom. 5:8)
And was buried   (Isaiah 53:9; John 12:24)
Descended into hell   (Psalm 16:10; Ephesians 4:9)
And on the third day   (Hosea 6:2; Matthew 26:32; Acts 10:40-41)
He rose again from the dead   (Isaiah 63:1; 2 Timothy 2:8)
Ascended into heaven   (Psalm 68:19; Col. 2:15)
And sits at the right hand of the God the Father Almighty   (Psalm 110:1; Mark 16:19)
From thence he will come   (Isaiah 66:15; Acts 1:11)
To judge   (Wisdom 6:6; Acts 17:31)
The living and the dead   (Daniel 12:2; 1 Cor. 15:51)
I believe in the Holy Spirit   (Zechariah 12:10; John 15:26)
The holy   (Psalm 45:14; Ephesians 5:26)
Christian Church   (Psalm 22:26; Matthew 16:18)
The communion of saints   (Exodus 19:5; Ephesians 4:3)
The forgiveness of sins   (Psalm 32:1; Acts 10:43)
The resurrection of the body   (Isaiah 66:14; John 5:28)
And the life everlasting   (Psalm 16:11; 1 Peter 1:4)
Amen!   (Psalm 72:19; 2 Cor. 1:20)

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