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.

2 comments:

Jonathan Vowell said...

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

Joshua Andrew Smith said...

Did I? 8*D