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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apostles' Creed
Apostle, he states that it was the joint work of all, and implies that the deliberation took place on the day of
Creed, but, on the other hand, it is certain that nothing has yet been discovered which is inconsistent with such a supposition.
Creed suffered modification to counteract the teachings of the Monarchian heresy.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01629a.htm   (2949 words)

  
  The Apostles Creed - James Orr
It was the creed that could be appealed to as held by the church in all its great branches, and so as forming the test of catholicity.
It was as resting on this creed that the church could be called "catholic and apostolic." Of late the creed has been the subject of great controversy, and violent attempts have been made to thrust out some of its chief articles from the Christian faith.
The creed had originated independently of Scripture—in the early oral teaching and preaching of the apostles; hence its value as a witness to the common faith.
www.theologue.org /apostlescreed.html   (1719 words)

  
  Apostles' Creed - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apostles' Creed, a brief summary statement of Christian belief traditionally attributed to the 12 apostles.
In the Christian Church, the Apostles' Creed was the earliest summation of doctrine; it has been used with only minor variations since the 2nd...
During the 13th century, the Athanasian Creed was placed on a par with the Apostles' and Nicene creeds.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Apostles'_Creed.html   (148 words)

  
 Rethinking the Apostles Creed
Evidently, the Apostle believed that the meaning of the death and resurrection of Christ was of primary importance, a message to be understood by both those who have already trusted in Christ for their eternal state, and those who were yet to hear the Gospel.
The Apostles’ Creed does not perform the requisite functions of a creed: It does not accurately summarize the content of Christian belief; it omits essential Christian doctrines; it does not distinguish heterodoxy from orthodoxy; and it is ambiguous, rather than clear.
The Apostles’ Creed does not meet Schaff’s desideratum: "A Creed…is a confession of faith for public use, or a form of words setting forth with authority certain articles of belief, which are regarded by the framers as necessary for salvation, or at least for the well-being of the Christian Church" (Creeds,1,3-4).
www.scionofzion.com /apostles_creed.htm   (3999 words)

  
 Apostles' Creed
Throughout the Middle Ages it was generally believed that the Apostles, on the day of Pentecost, while still under the direct inspiration of the Holy Ghost, composed our present Creed between them, each of the Apostles contributing one of the twelve articles.
Although he does not explicitly assign each article to the authorship of a separate Apostle, he states that it was the joint work of all, and implies that the deliberation took place on the day of Pentecost.
It is certain, as Harnack allows, that another and older form of the Creed (R) had come into existence, in Rome itself, before the middle of the second century.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/a/apostles_creed.html   (1022 words)

  
 Michael Bauman | Creed | 1. I Believe
Thus, it becomes clear that the faith of the Apostles’ Creed is the faith of a conversion, of an about-face, in which old habits and attachments have passed away and from which new loyalties and new commitments emerge.
Thus, while the faith of the Apostles’ Creed is the faith of an individual, it is an individual faith shared by the Church everywhere and always.
To have a faith and not to use it, to have a faith and not be committed to the object of that faith, is not the faith of the creed; it is delusion.
www.michaelbauman.com /creedchapterone.htm   (3403 words)

  
 Apostles' Creed
A 4th-century legend states that it was composed by the 12 apostles, but it is generally agreed that the Apostles' Creed was only based on their teachings.
The present Creed, formulated around 450, is the end product of gradual development and may originally have been used as a pre–baptismal declaration of belief.
The Apostles' Creed contains the central beliefs of the Christian religion and can be split up into three sections: the first is about God, the middle is about Jesus, and the last section is about other Christian beliefs.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0023354.html   (300 words)

  
 Apostles Creed, Apostles' Creed
Nevertheless, many continue to think of the creed as apostolic in nature because its basic teachings are agreeable to the theological formulations of the apostolic age.
The Apostles' Creed continues to be used today much as it was in the past: as a baptismal confession; as a teaching outline; as a guard and guide against heresy; as a summarization of the faith; as an affirmation in worship.
The Apostles' Creed, drawn up in the first or second century, emphasizes the true Humanity, including the material body, of Jesus, since that is the point that the heretics of the time (Gnostics, Marcionites, and later Manicheans) denied.
mb-soft.com /believe/txc/apostles.htm   (1600 words)

  
 History of the Apostles' Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Creeds contain the statements of belief that the authors believed were necessary for salvation or to the well-being of the true church.
The value of a creed is dependant upon its measure of agreement with Scripture.
The Apostles’ Creed was not written by the Apostles, but is in full agreement with the teaching of the Apostles as contained in the New Testament.
www.path-light.com /history.htm   (366 words)

  
 Apostles' Creed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name of the Creed comes from the fact that, being composed of twelve articles, it was earlier believed to have been written by the Twelve Apostles, each of whom was supposed to have contributed an article under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit after Pentecost.
The Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed is given first place in the text of the Roman Missal; but "the baptismal symbol of the Church of Rome, called the Apostles' Creed" may be used in its place, "especially in Lent and Eastertide" (Ordinary of the Mass, 19).
The Apostle's Creed is then recited, in which is divided into three parts; the celebrant asks whether they believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, to which the Creed is stated in its three divisions in respect to the Three Persons of the Trinity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apostles_Creed   (1557 words)

  
 The Apostles Creed with notes
Such was their attitude, not because they believed in keeping their creed secret, but because they viewed the exclusively oral method of impartation as the most appropriate in a matter which they regarded, as an affair of deepest concern of their hearts.
The complete form of the present textus receptus of the Apostles' Creed, evidently the result of a comparison and combination of the various preexisting forms of this symbol, may be traced to the end of the fifth century and is first found in a sermon by Cesarius of Arles in France, about 500.
In accordance herewith the Lutheran Church receives the Apostles' Creed, as also the two other ecumenical confessions, not as per se divine and authoritative, but because its doctrine is taken from, and well grounded in, the prophetic and apostolic writings of the Old and New Testaments.
www.theologue.org /ApostlesCreed.htm   (1835 words)

  
 Apostles'Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Apostles' Creed is a statement of faith used by the western church for many ages.
The Apostles' Creed is "not a word of God to men, but a word of men to God, in response to his revelation" [Schaff].
It is commonly called the Apostles' Creed, because it is a summary of the true faith which has always been held in Christ's Church, and was derived from the pure doctrine of the Apostles.
www.kinder-kreations.com /apostles'creed.htm   (4484 words)

  
 NICEAN CREED in Farsi - Apostles' Creed in Persian - Nicean Creed in Persian - Apostles' Creed in Farsi, Worldwide ...
The Nicean Creed is the most widely accepted and used brief statements of the Christian Faith.
When the Apostles' Creed was drawn up, the chief enemy was Gnosticism, which denied that Jesus was truly Man; and the emphases of the Apostles' Creed reflect a concern with repudiating this error.
The creed was apparently used as a summary of Christian doctrine for baptismal candidates in the churches of Rome.
www.farsinet.com /icc/nicean.html   (1067 words)

  
 Apostles' Creed - Theopedia
The Apostles' Creed is an early statement of Christian belief, possibly from the first or second century, but in its current form more likely post-Nicene Creed in the early 4th Century AD.
The theological specifics of the creed appear to be a refutation of the early heresy of Gnosticism.
The Apostles' Creed is widely used by a number of Christian denominations for both liturgical and catechetical purposes, most visibly by liturgical churches of western tradition, including Lutheran churches, Anglican and Episcopalian churches and Roman Catholic churches.
www.theopedia.com /Apostles'_Creed   (145 words)

  
 The Apostles' Creed
The word "creed" comes from the Latin word credo, meaning "I believe." It was called "Apostles" not because the apostles themselves wrote it (although some people may have thought this), but because the Creed was believed to be an accurate summary of what the apostles taught.
The Creed began to be developed before the Trinitarian controversy arose, and the Creed (unlike the Nicene Creed) was not an attempt to correct a specific heresy.
The Creed was believed to be in full agreement with the apostolic writings, and the same churches accepted both the Creed and the Scriptures as authoritative, as faithful reports of what the apostles taught.
www.christianodyssey.com /history/apostles.htm   (1714 words)

  
 Ecumenical Christian Creeds
The first creeds of the Christian Church are called ecumenical creeds because they were decided upon in church councils that represented the entire church at the time before the church permanently spilt into Eastern (Orthodox) and Western (Roman) factions in AD 1054.
The Apostles' Creed is one of the oldest creeds of Christianity, dating in an early form to at least the middle second century with roots in the biblical traditions of the Gospels.
However, Anathasius died in AD 373 and the Athanasian Creed closely reflects wording of the Nicene Creed adopted by the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451, suggesting that it was written sometime after that.
www.cresourcei.org /creedsearly.html   (2666 words)

  
 The Apostles' Creed
Creeds and Confessions are statements summarizing the beliefs of a particular group.
The other Creed that is frequently used is the Nicene Creed, which was formulated at the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. Basically, it slightly expands on the Apostles' Creed; for instance, instead of beginning "I believe in God" the Nicene Creed begins "I believe in one God".
Either the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed is usually recited near the beginning of a Christian worship service, depending on the denomination.
www.godonthe.net /evidence/apostle.htm   (1687 words)

  
 Apostles Creed
But, if the Apostles' Creed was not the joint composition of the apostles themselves, it was certainly apostolic in another sense.
The Apostles' Creed has never been declared infallible by the definition of an ecumenical council or a pope; but it is commonly accepted as an infallible statement of Catholic truths because its articles are scriptural and have been accepted by the Church from ancient and even apostolic times.
Ever since then, the Apostles' Creed has continued to be the easier and more popular of the two great creeds, the other being the Nicene Creed which is normally recited or sung at Sunday Mass.
www.stthomasirondequoit.com /faq/id520.htm   (562 words)

  
 Apostles' Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
There is no basis to the tradition that the apostles composed this creed, rather it evolved from a second-century baptismal confession (the "rule of faith") used in Rome and evolving into its final form about 500 AD.
It is less theologically developed than the Nicene Creed and in the twentieth century became treated as a basis of an ecumenical agreement.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/a/apostles'_creed.html   (205 words)

  
 The Apostles Creed
The Apostles Creed is an admirable popular summary of the apostolic teaching, and in full harmony with the spirit and even the letter of the New Testament.
As to the origin of the Apostles’ Creed, it no doubt gradually grew out of the confession of Peter, Matt.16:16, which furnished its nucleus (the article on Jesus Christ), and out of the baptismal formula, which determined the Trinitarian order and arrangement.
If we regard the Received Form of the Apostles’ Creed as a complete whole, we can hardly traced it beyond the sixth century, certainly not beyond the fifth century, and its triumph over all the other forms in the Latin Church was not completed till the eighth century.
www.frontline-apologetics.com /apostles_creed.htm   (2411 words)

  
 Why is the Nicene Creed different from the Apostles' Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Creed is the ancestor (so to speak) of all Christian creeds.
But, contrary to its name, this creed is not of apostolic origin.
The Nicene Creed was thus not based upon the Apostles' Creed
www.brown.edu /Students/ocf/introduction/nicene_and_apostles_creed_diff.html   (485 words)

  
 Part One: The Apostles' Creed - "I Believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth"
The opening article of the Apostles’ Creed is also the most fundamental: It lays the foundation for everything else we believe as Christians.
The Apostles’ Creed gives only one attribute of God: that He is almighty.
In the Apostles’ Creed we affirm that God is the Creator of heaven and earth.
www.therealpresence.org /essentials/creed/acc02.htm   (3185 words)

  
 What is the Apostles' Creed?
The Apostles’ Creed is not found in the Bible.
The Apostles’ Creed was not written by the apostles.
It is called the Apostles’ Creed because it is supposed to be a record of what the apostles taught.
www.gotquestions.org /apostles-creed.html   (197 words)

  
 First Presbyterian Pulpit
Our Apostles' Creed series moves from past to present tense as we consider Christ's ascension and exaltation in glory: "He ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty." Read Acts 1:1-9 in preparation.
From the depths of Hell, our Apostles' Creed series lifts us to the heart of the Christian faith, "The third day he rose again from the dead." Read Matthew 28:1-10 in preparation.
We continue our series on the Apostles' Creed with an affirmation that we are not atheists and we continue to insist that what we believe determines how we behave.
www.presbyterianwarren.com /pulpit.html   (788 words)

  
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The Apostles’ Creed is an ancient statement of the articles of the Christian faith, still used in Christian worship in many traditions both Catholic and Protestant.
Whoever the authors of the Creed were, we can at least agree that it is a reasonable summary of the doctrines of the apostles as recorded in the New Testament.
At issue today is the Creed’s intriguing assertion that Christ “descended into hell.” It’s fair to point out that this clause, along with a few others, is not present in the earliest forms of the Creed.
www.xanga.com /Pass_the_Aura/463963118/he-descended-into-hell-a-study-in-the-apostles-creed.html   (2753 words)

  
 Catholic Community NET - Simple Catechism - The Apostles Creed
The ‘Apostles’ Creed’ is called by this name because it is considered to be a true summary of the beliefs of the Apostles themselves.
It is the oldest Creed of the Church in Rome, to which St Peter himself brought the Christian faith.
It is even older than the ‘Nicene Creed’ which we say at Mass every Sunday, and which is a fuller expression of the Catholic Faith.
www.catholic.org.uk /library/catechism/apostlescreed.shtml   (164 words)

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