The Apostles’ Creed With List of Bible Scripture References

The Apostles’ Creed. The Apostles’ Creed is rooted in the early church. It did not reach its final form until the 7th century in France. At its essence the Apostles’ Creed is a distillation of the essentials of Christian faith as expressed in the Bible. Through the years the Apostles’ Creed has aided in providing a clear understanding of what Christianity is and what it is not. It is an aid to help recognize inadequate or incomplete versions of Christianity. Christians do differ on different points of doctrine, but the Apostles’ Creed is generally accepted across Christian denominations as the key fundamentals of the Christian faith. The Apostles’ Creed is used in many Christian denominations to include Catholic Church, Lutheranism, Anglicanism, Western Orthodoxy, Presbyterians, Methodists, and Congregationalists. The Apostles’ Creed is provided below with a complete list of Bible Scriptural references:










I Believe in God. Isaiah 44:6, “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”; Isaiah 45:5, “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:”

I Believe In The Father Almighty Maker of Heaven and Earth. Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” ; John 1:3, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” ; Acts 14:15, “And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:”

I Believe in Jesus Christ. Luke 2:11, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” ; John 20:28, “And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.”

I Believe that Jesus is His only Son. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” ; Proverbs 30:4, “Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?”

I Believe Jesus is Our Lord. John 20:28, “And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.”

I Believe in Jesus Who was Conceived by the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:35, “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”

I Believe Jesus Who Was Born of the Virgin Mary. Luke 1:27, “To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.”

I Believe Jesus Suffered Under Pontius Pilate. Luke 23:24, “And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.”

I Believe Jesus Was Crucified. John 19:20, “This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.” ; Acts 4:10, “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.”

I Believe Jesus Was Dead. 1st Corinthians 15:3, “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;”

I Believe Jesus Was Buried. 1st Corinthians 15:4, “And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

I Believe that Jesus on The third day He arose from the dead. 1st Corinthians 15:4, “And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

I Believe Jesus Ascended into Heaven. Mark 16:19, “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.” ; Luke 24:51, “And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.” ; Acts 1:11, “Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”

I Believe Jesus Is Seated at the Right Hand of God, the Father Almighty. Mark 16:19, “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.”; Hebrews 1:3, “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”

I Believe Jesus From Thence He Shall Come to Judge the Quick and the Dead. 2nd Timothy 4:1, “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;” ; John 5:22, “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:”

I Believe in The Holy Spirit., John 15:26, “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:” ; John 16:7-8, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:” ; John 16:13, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

I Believe in The Church Universal. Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”

I Believe in the Communion of Saints. Hebrews 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” ; Acts 2:44, “And all that believed were together, and had all things in common.”

I Believe in The Forgiveness of Sins. Luke 7:48, “And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.”

I Believe in The Resurrection of the Body. 1st Thessalonians 4:16, “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:” ; Romans 8:23, “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” ; 1st Corinthians 15:52-54, “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”

I Believe in Life Everlasting. John 10:28, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” ; John 17:2, “As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.”

More on the Apostles’ Creed: Temple of Faith’s Apostles’ Creed Lesson; Wikipedia’s Apostles’ Creed