Apostles Creed

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Apostles' Creed. A statement of faith used in W. Christian Churches.There is no basis to the tradition that it was composed by the apostles; rather, it evolved from the baptismal creed used at Rome in the 2nd cent. In the 20th cent. has been treated as a basis for ecumenical agreement.

Apostles Creed

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Apostles' Creed Statement of Christian faith. The last section affirms the tradition of the “holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting”. The text evolved gradually, and its present form was fixed by the early 7th century. It is used widely in private and public worship in all the major Churches in the West. See also Nicene Creed