The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead.* On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

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. Amen.

*or "he descended into hell," another translation of this text in widespread use.

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    The Apostles' Creed

    The Apostles' Creed is based on what the Apostles' said about Jesus. The early Christian church agreed on these statements, which they used to ascertain their faith. They were passed on for centuries and spoken during every service.

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    The Ten Commandments

    According to biblical tradition, God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai. They are listed in the Old Testament. The commandments constitute regulations for the relationship with God and with fellow human beings.

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    Sermons

    A selection of sermons from the Protestant world

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