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Apostles Creed Written By Apostle

Was the Apostles Creed written by one of the apostle? Is this true or not?

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There is a legend, not sure who wrote it down, that descibes how the Creed was written. At a meeting of the apostles, the HS descended on them and inspired them to prophecy. Each ne then stood up, and gave a part of the Creed, eventually making up the whole. Obviouidly its a legend, nothing more. The Creed itself dates from around 150AD, and derives from contemporary baptismal credal statemements, as opposed to the Nicene which was a Council Creed.
---mike8384 on 10/3/07

I will not commient any more on this blog (after this) because I think it is frankly not an issue. you have not seen my point and i am saddened but Christ is the victor and I agree with the creed (for the most part) so I think it is better to live in peace as friends instead of conflicting.
---Jared on 11/12/06

Jared::It is no victory for me Jesus is the victor & you are the recepient of the eye opener.That my friend is, NOW,what you intend to do, but then again that is your choice may He who brought you to this decision guide your choice to the real truth in Matt16:17-19.God be with you.
---Emcee on 11/12/06

Ok Emcee since I can't remember my sources of the history of the Apostle's creed I will conseed the victory to you. (But it differes in the RC and Potestant versions)
---Jared on 11/12/06

Jared.The Apostles creed is the same as that said with the rosary in the RCC In all RCC churches when celebrating the Mass & is know as the profession of Our Faith & allegiance to Almighty God.FYI---I know of no african or any other version.
---Emcee on 11/12/06

I have a form of the aposles creed said during the rosary and it is different than the one in our churches worship hymnals, similar but not the same. I have old writtings that have a different form of it even still and I read that it started in western africa like around present day Morocco, but it was used prior to the Nicean creed so during the split of the East and West the Catholic church resorted back to using the Apostles creed instead of the Nicean.
---Jared on 11/11/06

Jared::The RCC Apostles Creed has not changed& your statement is untrue. Could you please supply proof of your statement originating in Africa as claimed by date & venue.
---Emcee on 11/11/06

it has changed because it is different. it's different in the protestant church,and the Catholic. They've added the decending to the dead (or Hell) because originally it just said talked about father son and spirit (hence baptism) It was started in Africa, and true it was the core of what the apostles taught but don't tell me it hasn't changed one iota because that my friend is simply not true. (look it up)
---Jared on 11/10/06

Jared::The Apostles Creed is a summary of the doctrines taught by the Apostles who were themselves instructed by The Saviour.It is called a profession of our Catholic Faith,instituted by Christ based on the 12 articles of Faith & repeated at every Mass & Rosary.Since its inception in the Catholic church it has NOT Changed one iota.what happens in other churches I am not aware of.In all Catholic churces world wide it is the same.
---Emcee on 11/8/06

The apostles creed was not a creed but a baptismal confession, and it was only used in the Western church. As far as it being written by the apostles, the Catholic church says it is, but there is no concrete proof. (the fact that it has changed over time kindof proves it wasn't) Nicean creed is much better in my mind. but that's just me, I'm a quaker and we don't use creeds anyways.
---Jared on 11/7/06

I'm aware of the pious legend about each of the Apostles contributing a clause to the Apostles' Creed.
Since the Apostles' Creed is basically unheard of (or at least unused) in the Eastern Churches, the historical details of the legend are not true.
However, the legend says, in figure, how this Creed is a summary of apostolic faith.
---Jack on 9/23/06

Though we use the Apostle/Nicene creeds today, just about every church had one.
In avery largely illiterate age, they were a pnemomonic for people to remember, in an easy fasion, the basis of their belief.
J N F Kelly's, Early Christian Creeds, not sure who the publisher was, as its a book and not a web page, discusses the origins of the creeds and how they developed.
---mike8384 on 9/23/06

[-2-] applied to the human authors of Scripture. The problem today arises from the use of our English word 'inspired'; which even atheists use of themselves. Unfortunately, you'll find Christian books and sermons using the phrase 'inspired authors,' even though it's never correct, theologically. We've all been inundated by its use culturally.
---danie9374 on 9/23/06

[-1-] One last comment: As I said to Donna, No matter what your traditions and cultures may lead you to believe, God only inspires His Words, 2 Timothy 3:16: "All Scripture is 'God-breathed' (qeopneustoV; theo-pneustos)"; not its human authors. 2 Peter 1:21 and many other passages describe how men are 'moved by' or 'filled with' the Holy Spirit to be used by God in speaking or writing for Him, but no where is 'theopneustos'... [cont.]
---danie9374 on 9/23/06

[7] And we know for sure from Matthew 1:25 and Luke 1:34-35 that Mary was indeed a virgin (at least until Jesus was born; Scripture never uses the phrase of Mary after this). MANY passages could be quoted next, but Colossians 1:14 "in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." is succinct. Read 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 on the resurrection of our bodies. [Ah, I'm sick now, exhuasted and wish I were in heaven!]
---danie9374 on 9/23/06

[6] Acts 5:3 (lying to the Holy Spirit) is as good as any to show He exists as a person! The phrase 'holy Church' might be one difficulty for some; if we were to consider the whole subject of sanctification, but let's just say that when Christ's bride, the Church, arrives in heaven, we'll def. be HOLY then (cf. Ephesians 5:25-27)! WOAH!!! I MISSED some!: From Matthew 1:20: "for the Child [Jesus] who has been conceived in her [Mary] is of the Holy Spirit." [Cont.]
---danie9374 on 9/23/06

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[5] 1 Corinthians 15:4 states: "He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures". Acts 2:34 adds: "For it was not David who ascended into heaven, but He Himself says: 'THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND'." Acts 10:42 by Paul speaking of Jesus, contains: "...this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead."
---danie9374 on 9/23/06

[4] Many passages prove that God the Father is Almighty, and 2 Corinthians 6:18 includes both terms! The next phrase is obviously from Genesis 1:1 and many others. Numerous passages describe Jesus as the Christ and our Lord! John 3:16,18; Hebrews 11:17; 1 John 4:9 speak of Him as "God's only (monogeneiV -- unique, one-of-a-kind) Son". If you need it, John 19:31-34 speaks of Christ 'crucified' under Pilate.
---danie9374 on 9/23/06

[3] ...Christ'--all true Believers]; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body [which implies "life everlasting" (a later addition)]." (Note: I did not use 'old English words' which many often do.) So what, if anything, is NOT true there? Remember, we are *not* saying this is complete statement of everything it means to be a Christian; only that what you see is true! Next, I'll quote from Scripture to prove each point above.
---danie9374 on 9/23/06

[2] "I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator 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. Was crucified under Pontius Pilate and buried. The third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven; and sits at the right-hand of the Father; from where He will come to judge the living and the dead. And in the Holy Spirit; the holy Church [the 'Body of... [cont.]
---danie9374 on 9/23/06

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[1] Ramon: First, part of the earliest forms of the Apostles' Creed (shorter and longer forms than the present one existed in the 2nd century) might have been penned by one of the Apostles, but no one can know for sure; it's certain that all of what the RCC calls it today was not written by them. So, what is it, and does it represent what's taught in Scripture? I'm going to quote from one of the earliest forms, which I believe all Christians should agree with: [Cont.]
---danie9374 on 9/23/06

Donna#2. Have you actually read the Apostles Creed? Do you know what it said? The truth of the Apostles creed is found in the Word of God. Rather than saying "Its in the bible? NO!" Please examine the Creed and compare it to scriptures before making any judgement. Its bad to pass judgement for something you dont know.
---Ramon on 9/22/06

The Apostles Creed is a profession of OUR Faith, consisting of 12 articles each one considered by the Apostles individually & condensed to be a prayer of belief& as the word suggests A CREED.If you examine the beliefs, article by article, you will find each & every one is a ideal of truth, by& about Jesus & His Father.If you do not know,& if you say you are Christian, you better be conversant; Because if you don't all your other beliefs will be heritical.
---Emcee on 9/22/06

Donna9759. While its true the Creed itself is not in the bible, the creed express truths found in the bible. Thus no one can say the Apostles Creed is false. The creed itself doesn't profess anything that contradict the bible.
---Ramon on 9/22/06

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Donna, Were you raised in some kind of denominational church? Your reply appears to have a lot of emotion behind it; not just truth, and that's prob. what clouded your judgment. I say that, because part of your statement is 'mingled with error' too: God didn't inspire men, He inspired words! Rather than just say 'Is it in the bible? NO!' we should examine which portions of this 'creed' ARE BASED ON SCRIPUTRE and which are not (I'll briefly attempt to do that).
---danie9374 on 9/22/06

Donna, am I therefore to assume that you do NOT believe in God the Father almighty?
That you do NOT believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord?
That you do NOT believe in the Holy Spirit?
These doctrinal points are contained in the Apostles' Creed.
---Jack on 9/22/06

Creeds are technically called "symbols"--a summary of faith. They are not the Bible, but are a RESPONSE to the Word: "I believed, and therefore I spoke", as the Psalmist says.
The Apostles' Creed (actually just a local Western baptismal creed that does not have ecumenical authority) is so called because it is a SUMMARY of apostolic teaching.
The real question is: Is it true?
---Jack on 9/22/06

Dated as early as 140 AD, but that's almost 50 years after the last of the NT writings.
---Pharisee on 9/22/06

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Is it in the bible? NO! So it wasn't even written by man inspired by God, just man.
Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word out of the mouth of God (and those words are written in the bible) anything outside the word is truth mingled with a lie.
---Donna9759 on 9/22/06

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