The Apostles’ Creed is a symbol or confession of faith. This prayer has been used in the liturgy of the Catholic church, the Presbyterian and the Methodist churches among others. It is generally trinitarian in the sense that it gives equal weight to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Whenever this prayer is recited, it affirms the foundational beliefs of the Christian faith and strengthens the commitment to live by these truths. This can effectively summarize the most important of doctrines so memorizing and understanding The Apostles’ Creed aids in gaining clarity about what a professing Christian adheres to.
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,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again 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 living 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 life everlasting.