Creeds of the Christian Faith

I wrote a post a couple of months back about answering questions that kids/youth might ask about the Apostles Creed.  I mentioned both the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed in the article, but did not include the text nor link to the full text of either one.  Someone hit my blog searching for the Nicene Creed, so I thought “Hey, you should link those things.” 

The Apostles Creed, and the longer Nicene Creed, are statements of belief.  They come from the early centuries of the Christian church, and represent the common ground that all believers in Christ share.  You can link here for the Apostles Creed,and read a couple of different incarnations of the creed, as well as view it in Latin and Greek.  Click here for the Nicene Creed.

I hope these links provide a valuable resource.  If anyone finds the information inaccurate, please let me know.  The post I wrote on May 1st entitled Tough Questions is about what it means in the Apostles Creed that Jesus “descended into hell.”  Go to Tough Questions to weigh in on that issue.

Tough questions

Some questions I know are going to come up, so I’m prepared to answer. “How do we the Bible is true?” “Does the Bible contradict itself?” “Was the world created in seven days?” I know these are coming, I’ve answered them before, someone will ask them again in the future. But last night some church youth caught me off guard. At first I was stumped because I couldn’t believe high school kids sat around and thought about stuff like this. The question was about the Apostle’s Creed, specifically about Jesus descending into hell. Church youth in a Baptist church ask me if that was true. When I came to, I gave a very political answer that allowed me to avoid saying yes or no. But let’s unpack this issue. Continue reading