Apostles Creed - Krajec Anna Krajec Dustin Hogan / Dr....

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Krajec Anna Krajec Dustin Hogan / Dr. Moore Christian Formation 10/1/11 The Apostle’s Creed The Christian church began to take shape after Jesus ascended into heaven at Pentecost, and has been developing ever since. After receiving the command to go out and make disciples of all nations, those present at Pentecost split up and moved out, creating congregations and proclaiming the word wherever they went. As the faith matured further, there was a need for consistent, godly proclamations of faith that could be used by all believers in the face of misrepresentation and as a way to commit their lives to Christ. The Apostle’s Creed is believed to have been written to answer this need sometime between the second and fifth centuries. The Creed remains a staple in many churches to this day. It is split up into three sections that answer the three questions presented to someone at baptism. “Do you believe in the Father? Do you believe in the Son? Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?” The biblical basis of each line in the Creed outlines the Christian worldview and thus serves as an accurate description of what belief —and consequently, baptism—means to the new Christian. To answer the first question, the Creed reads: “I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth.” Scriptural backup for this statement begins in the first few pages of the Bible. Genesis 1 and 2 tell the stories of God’s creation of the earth. “And God said, ‘Let
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