Apostle's Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,

And in Jesus Christ His 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;
the third day He rose from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal Christian church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body;
and life everlasting. Amen.

The Apostles' Creed is an early statement of Christian belief. It was based on Christian theological understanding of the Canonical gospels, the letters of the New Testament, and to a lesser extent, the Old Testament.

The name of the Creed may come from the 5th-century tradition that, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit after Pentecost, each of the Twelve Apostles dictated part of it, and it is traditionally divided into twelve articles. Ambrose first referred to it as the "Apostles Creed" in 390 AD.