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The apostles' creed


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Presented by Rachael Wong in Replacement Class

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The apostles' creed

  1. 1. <ul><li>Maka kami rakyat Malaysia berikrar akan menumpukan seluruh tenaga dan usaha kami untuk mencapai cita-cita tersebut berdasarkan atas prinsip-psinsip yang berikut: </li></ul><ul><li>KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN </li></ul><ul><li>KESETIAAN KEPADA RAJA DAN NEGARA </li></ul><ul><li>KELUHURAN PERLEMBAGAAN </li></ul><ul><li>KEDAULATAN UNDANG-UNDANG </li></ul><ul><li>KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Apostles' Creed
  3. 3. The Apostles’ Creed <ul><li>After Jesus ascended into heaven, the deposit of faith was left in the hands of the apostles to be handed on to other believers. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Church’s beginning, the apostles would summarize the saving events of Jesus’ life, often in short, skeletal sermon summaries of the gospel that came to be known as the &quot; rule of faith ”. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Apostles’ Creed <ul><li>As Christianity spread, this “ rule of faith ” or standard of teaching ensured that the preaching and teaching being heard was an authentic expression of the deposit of faith . </li></ul><ul><li>Also, the need was felt to have summaries of Christian beliefs to be &quot;confessed&quot; or professed by Converts or the Faithful. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Apostles’ Creed <ul><li>Soon, the deposit of faith was expressed in a collection of short formula expressions called a creed . </li></ul><ul><li>The word “CREED” comes from the Latin word “Credo” which means “I believe” </li></ul><ul><li>The faith could be easily committed to memory and passed on orally to the next generation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Apostles’ Creed <ul><li>Why the need for creeds? </li></ul><ul><li>.Faith is not a out empty words but about reality. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Church, condensed formulas developed over the course of time; with their help, we can contemplate, express, learn, hand on, celebrate , and live out this reality. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Apostles’ Creed <ul><li>How did the creeds come about? </li></ul><ul><li>.Goes back to Jesus, who commanded his disciples to baptise.(Matt 28:19) </li></ul><ul><li>So the original cell from which the later Creeds grew is the profession of faith in the Triune God. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Apostles’ Creed <ul><li>There were various creeds that emerged and developed over time . </li></ul><ul><li>As the Church faced misunderstandings, dissensions and threats, it became necessary to respond with ever-clearer teaching . </li></ul><ul><li>The creeds help to clarify orthodox teaching and combat against heresies or “ false gospels ”. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Apostles’ Creed <ul><li>The creeds express in a summarized way, the truths of the faith. </li></ul><ul><li>The two well known creeds are </li></ul><ul><li>1. The Apostles’ Creed </li></ul><ul><li>2. The Nicene Creed </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Apostles’ Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. (all bow) who was conceived by the Holy Spirit born of the Virgin Mary, (1)
  11. 11. suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; On the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; (2)
  12. 12. from there he will 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 ever lasting AMEN (3)
  13. 13. The Apostles’ Creed <ul><li>The Apostles' Creed </li></ul><ul><li>considered to be a faithful summary of the apostles’ faith. </li></ul><ul><li>is based upon the most ancient formula used by the Roman Catholic Church. </li></ul><ul><li>divided into twelve articles, thus symbolizing the fullness of the apostolic faith by the number of the apostles. </li></ul>
  14. 14. 3 Parts of the Apostles’ Creed: 1. The first part deals with God the Father and creation. (article 1) The Apostles’ Creed Article 1: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth;
  15. 15. 2. The second part deals with God the Son and our redemption. (articles 2 to 7) The Apostles’ Creed Article 2: I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. Article 3: He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and was born of the Virgin Mary. Article 4: He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. Article 5: He descended to the dead. On the third day, He rose again. Article 6: He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. Article 7: He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
  16. 16. 3. The third part deals with God the Holy Spirit and our sanctification. (articles 8 to 12) The Apostles’ Creed Article 8: I believe in the Holy Spirit, Article 9: the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, Article 10: the forgiveness of sins, Article 11: the resurrection of the body, Article 12: and the life everlasting.
  17. 17. <ul><li>A creed is not the totality of Christian faith. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a summary that stands for everything that is taught by the Catholic Church. </li></ul><ul><li>A creed is a symbol of something larger and, ultimately, of Someone. </li></ul><ul><li>The CCC, #170 says that our faith does not rest ultimately in formulas, but in the realities expressed by those formulas, which faith allows us to touch. </li></ul><ul><li>Our object is not a proposition, but a Person. </li></ul>The Apostles’ Creed
  18. 18. The Apostles’ Creed <ul><li>The Creed is used at Baptism, as a declaration of faith. </li></ul><ul><li>Baptised Catholics professed it at Mass. </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Apostles’ Creed <ul><li>The Nicene Creed </li></ul><ul><li>- is significantly longer than the Apostles’ creed and more detailed. </li></ul><ul><li>- is based upon the faith expressed at the first two ecumenical councils of the Church: the fourth-century Councils of Nicaea (325) and Constantinople (381). </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>The Nicene Creed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I believe in one God, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Father, Almighty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>maker of heaven and earth, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Of all things visible and invisible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the only Begotten Son of God, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Born of the Father before all ages, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God from God, Light from Light, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>True God from true God, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>begotten, not made, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consubstantial with the Father </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>through him all things were made. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For us men and for our salvation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>he came down from heaven, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and by Holy Spirit was </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incarnate of the Virgin Mary, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and became man. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For our sake he was crucified under </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pontius Pilate; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>he suffered death, and was buried. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and rose again on the third day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>in accordance with the Scriptures. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He ascended into heaven </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and is seated at the right hand of the Father. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and his kingdom will have no end. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>who proceeds from the Father and the Son. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who has spoken through the prophets. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I look forward to the resurrection of the dead </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and the life of the world to come. Amen. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. The Apostles’ Creed “ Let the Creed be like a mirror for you. Look at yourself in it to see whether you really believe all that you claim to believe. And rejoice every day in your faith.” - St Augustine