You make a good point...I wonder if we could take that creed and insert...”while he suffered under Pilate, it was for our sins he was crucified unto death”
When read that way, the Creed suddenly takes on a whole new shine and aroma!
Doesn’t it though! My question remains, why was the gospel left out? accident? purposely? If a religious institution does NOT teach that Christ died for our sins, and was raised from the dead for our justification; that salvation is a free gift from God, and that we are saved by grace through faith in His finished work ALONE, not through ANY works of righteousness we may perform, then I can tell you it wasn’t left out by accident. They cannot preach salvation by grace alone and works for salvation at the same time. If works are taught as necessary for salvation, the gospel is the LAST thing that institution wants in their creeds. Hence the need for THE GOSPEL to be strangely ABSENT.