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To: HerrBlucher
As Christians we are required to believe in the Apostles Creed

The Apostles didn't have a creed...

48 posted on 05/11/2012 10:40:21 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: Iscool
Correct. The apostles creed was developed afterward.

http://www.creeds.net/ancient/apostles.htm

"The Symbolum Apostolorum was developed between the second and ninth centuries. It is the most popular creed used in worship by Western Christians. Its central doctrines are those of the Trinity and God the Creator. It has been called the Creed of Creeds.

Legend has it that the Apostles wrote this creed on the tenth day after Christ's ascension into heaven. That is not the case, though the name stuck. However, each of the doctrines found in the creed can be traced to statements current in the apostolic period. The earliest written version of the creed is perhaps the Interrogatory Creed of Hippolytus (ca. A.D. 215). The current form is first found in the writings of Caesarius of Arles (d 542)."

49 posted on 05/11/2012 11:50:45 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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