I believe in God, the Father Almighty,The Apostle’s creed states the nature of God simply. It is not a comprehensive definition of God, only a statement that we believe in God the Father. It is inherently Trinitarian and does need some explanation. God is our Father The Bible clearly teaches that God is our Father. For Thou art our Father, though... Read more »
The Creator of heaven and earthThe underlying theme in all Christian theology and teaching is the concept that God created everything. Christianity does not teach a theology of random, arbitrary chances that made everything coming into being. This is stated simply in the Apostles creed and expounded in the confessions. God created everything While Christians believe God the Father created all... Read more »
He descended into hellThe most controversial part of the Apostles Creed is the statement “He descended into Hell.” It’s amazing how much hate this statement gets from Christians; but, I am hear to tell you that it is crucial to the understanding of the nature of Christ, the atonement, and the resurrection of the dead. In Christian theology,... Read more »
The third day He arose again from the deadOne of the most important teachings in the Christian faith is the resurrection of the dead. According to the New Testament, the apostles were witnesses to Christ’s resurrection on the third day. Christianity teaches that Christ rose in His literal, physical body. We believe that God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit rose Christ from... Read more »
He ascended into heavenAn essential teaching in Christianity is that Christ ascended into heaven. Before He ascended, he taught the disciples what to do in their ministry. This supports even more that the disciples were witnesses to His resurrection. The disciples knew He was raised from the dead because, they all touched Him and felt His body. After... Read more »
I believe in the Holy SpiritThe Holy Spirit is a core doctrine in the Christian faith. The Apostles clearly taught that the Holy Spirit is God. He is a person and not a dove like is depicted by many Christians. People become Christians by the regeneration of the holy Spirit. Being "filled" or "Baptized" by the Holy Spirit are separate... Read more »
The holy catholic churchBecause the word “catholic” is not found in the Bible, many people say it is not a Christian teaching. The fact is, the Christian church is “catholic” and the teaching is fully supported in the Bible. The word “catholic” comes from a compound of two Greek words put together as one. The word “Church” is... Read more »
The communion of saintsThe Communion of the Saints is a topic that is seldom understood or taught in the Christian church. Most people think it means taking the “Lord’s Supper” which is the ritual or sacrament held as a memorial of Christ’s death. This, however, is very far from the truth. Communion is the assembling of the Church... Read more »
The forgiveness of sinsThe forgiveness of sins is an essential teaching in the Christian Church that seems to be confused quite often. Not only does Christ’s death on the cross cover all our sins; but, the application of the death of Christ to His people requires repentance. Christ pardons the sins of His people not on the basic... Read more »
The resurrection of the bodyThe resurrection of the body is probably the most debated teaching in the Bible. During Christ’s time, there were those who did not believe in the resurrection, spirits or angels. Jesus made many arguments for the resurrection of the dead which were later expounded upon by the Apostles. The Apostles clearly taught that believers will... Read more »
And life everlasting. AmenEverlasting Life The end of God’s appointing this day, is for the manifestation of the glory of his mercy in the eternal salvation of the elect; and of his justice in the damnation of the reprobate, who are wicked and disobedient. For then shall the righteous go into everlasting life, and receive that fullness of... Read more »