The Use and Importance of the Apostles Creed with Relation to the Church

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The Use and Importance of the Apostles Creed with Relation to the Church i) God ii) Jesus iii) The Church The Apostles’ Creed is a statement of beliefs; it contains the main Christian teachings and is often recited in Church services, the first two words of the apostles’ creed, “We believe”, this means that the people accepts what they are saying as the truth, they believe and commit themselves to what follows, it is a Profession of faith, (they are stating what they believe.) although it can also be used in silent, private prayer. The creed teaches about God, Jesus and the Church. The Apostles’ Creed teaches about God, “We believe in God. The Father Almighty maker of heaven and earth” This Passage reflects the Christian belief in a personal God, not just a higher power this is called monotheism (belief in a single God: the belief that there is only one God.) “The Father Almighty” this reflects another Christian belief, that God is father this is reflected throughout the New Testament; Jesus refers to God as Father. Christians see God as Father because He has Authority (in many societies the Father is head of the household and is an authoritative figure.) and also God loves His Creation and there is trust between God and His Creation, God cares for and helps His people in a personal way. Christians believe that God is Almighty and all powerful, this means He can do anything and has complete power He has the compassion for His creation and power such as He can care for the world. The second line of the creed “maker of heaven and earth” this shows the Christian belief that God Created the Universe this reflects God... ... middle of paper ... ... of history and deep symbolic meaning, very little has changed in Church since the creeds were drawn up, the same bible is used, the prayers are along the same lines, as are the creeds, at the time it was written the creed was obviously percieved as important, and this is equally true today. Bibliography http://www.wsgfl.org.uk/schools/st-philiphoward_www/RE%20Internet%202002/apostles_creed.htm http://www.school-for-champions.com/religion/apostles_creed.htm Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. http://www.wsgfl.org.uk/schools/st-philiphoward_www/RE%20Internet%202002/apostles_creed.htm http://www.catholic.com/library http://www.nccg.org/01BC-ApostlesCreed.html The Deluxe Bible for Windows, New Testament -Rocky Mountain Laboratories

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