We don’t know when the Apostles Creed was written, or who wrote it. It is called the Apostles Creed not because of a belief that they wrote it, but because it teaches us about the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, whom the apostles were called by Jesus to make disciples of all nations “Baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). While not found “word for word” in the Bible, everything the Apostles Creed teaches comes from Scripture. A chart listing all the Biblical references for what is confessed in the Apostles Creed can be found here.

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; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on 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 Ghost; the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.