Friday, October 9, 2009

Thoughts on Symbolum Apostolicum

"I believe what I believe is what makes me what I am. I did not make it; no it is making me. It the very Word of God; not the invention of any man." - Rich Mullins on the Apostles' Creed

 If Mr. Mullins' celebration of the creed lies within the pale of orthodoxy, then it seems a worthy text to excavate. If not, then its prevalence in our faith positions it ripe for reckoning all the same. This is precisely what I aim to do with the next series of posts. Stay tuned for what I think are some insightful ponderings on "God the Father, Almighty."

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, dead, and 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 catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.


Jonathan Vowell said...

You forgot "He descended into hell". 8^D

Joshua Andrew Smith said...

Did I? 8*D