As I wish to address the Apostle’s Creed, you might ask, what is the Apostle’s Creed? You might even ask, what is a creed? A creed is a formal and foundational statement of what a Christian believes regarding God and salvation. A creed is a confession of faith and a summary of Christian doctrines.
The Apostle’s Creed is such a creed or confession—a very short and concise confession of faith containing only 113 words that articulates all the foundational truths of Christianity. The Apostle’s Creed is a very ancient creed, even the oldest creedal document of the Christian church.