About the Apostles’ Creed


The original Apostles were not perfect men; however they were the only men that gave us perfect doctrine. It is not clear who wrote the Apostles’ Creed and when exactly the Apostle’s Creed was written; however, it is clear that, from the beginning, 1) Christian doctrine was under attack, 2) There was a need to teach foundational doctrine, and 3) A creed or creed-like statement was written to point out the foundation of the apostolic teachings.

In 1 Corinthians 15:12-14 Paul is dealing with the foundational issue of our faith, “Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. 14 And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.” (NKJV) This demonic doctrine of denying Jesus’ resurrection was taught in churches. Can you believe that?

In 1 Corinthians 15:1-7 we see aspects of what could be considered a creed. In verse 3 specifically Paul stated, For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received…” From here all the way to verse 7, these verses indeed have creed-like characteristics.

“…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-7 (NKJV)


The Apostles’ Creed

(About 50 years after the completion of the New Testament)

  1. I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
  2. And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:
  3. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:
  4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell:
  5. The third day he rose again from the dead:
  6. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
  7. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead:
  8. I believe in the Holy Ghost:
  9. I believe in the holy catholic church: the communion of saints:
  10. The forgiveness of sins:

1l. The resurrection of the body:

  1. And the life everlasting. Amen.

I am sure that, for a protestant, everything on this creed looks Biblically sound, however, the mention of the “catholic church” could lead to disagreement. However, the term “Catholic” simply means “Universal”. The first person to use this term was a Bishop by the name of Ignatius of Antioch. Ignatius was a direct disciple of the Apostle John and the third Bishop of Antioch. Ignatius was not referring to a denomination. At that time, one hundred or so years after Christ, there was still one church. It was indeed his desire to keep it that way. Obviously, his letters, the creeds and everything else that have happened through church history were not enough to keep us as one.

We should not be following denominations and doctrines of men; we should be following the truth. I conclude that regardless of who wrote the creed and regardless of all the details we do not know, the creed is Biblically sound; it is indeed a powerful list of our belief as Christians.


Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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