A creed is a statement of what a person or a group of people believes and teaches. The Apostles’ Creed is a confession of the gospel truths which were taught by the apostles of Jesus. This creed developed in the early Christian church. Christians used it to tell others what they believed and to confess their faith with one another when they met for worship. The Apostles’ Creed was also used in the early church to teach children basic truths of God’s Word. This Creed is still used today as a basis for Christian witnessing, confessing and teaching gospel truths of the Bible.
The gospel is summarized by the Apostles’ Creed in three parts because the true God is three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit—the Triune God. The Creed tells us what each of the persons of the Trinity has done and is still doing to bless and save us. Thus the gospel message of the Apostles’ Creed is the good news that our God has created us, that he has redeemed us, and that he sanctifies us.
Many people have many different ideas. Just a good man who lived and died? A charismatic man whose followers stretched the truth? A holy man with some connection to the divine? A prophet like Mohammed? Who is Jesus?
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