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 Spirit, 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.

* Christ’s ‘descent into hell’ occurred in His death and burial, the Father’s wrath toward sin being poured out on him in our place, so we would never have to taste His wrath. ** By ‘catholic,’ we mean the universal church made up of all Christians who are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.