PARALLELS WITHIN THE ARTICLES OF THE APOSTLES CREED

 

These are the usually accepted articles that make up both the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed. Notice the parallel between the First and the Second Comings.

 

I BELIEVE IN………..…

 

THE GODHEAD & CREATOR

[GOD THE FATHER]

 

 

1.  I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth;

 

 

 

FIRST COMING

 

SECOND COMING

THE SAVIOR, AS HUMAN & AS COSMIC CHRIST

[GOD THE SON]

 

 

2.  and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord [and Savior];

 

7.  from thence [t]he [Savior] shall come [again] to judge the living and the dead.

CONCEIVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE FLESH OF MARY & OF THE CHURCH.

[GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT]

 

3.  who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary;

 

8.  I believe in the Holy Spirit;

9.  the Holy catholic Church, the Communion of Saints;

HE TOTALLY ABSORBS & FORGIVES THE PAIN OF SEPARATION (SIN/DEATH).

 

4.  suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell;

 

10.  the forgiveness of sins;

HE RISES IN HIS FIRST COMING & IS NOW RISING THROUGH THE CHURCH IN HIS SECOND COMING.

 

5.  the third day he arose again from the dead.

 

11.  the resurrection of the body;

AND IS ABSOLUTELY DESTINED TO SHARE THE ABUNDANT & ETERNAL LIFE WITH ALL PERSONS.

 

6.  He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;

 

12.  and life everlasting.

Amen.