The Apostles' Creed

The Apostles' Creed is a brief statement of Christian faith that summarizes the essential teachings of the New Testament authors and the faith of Jesus's Apostles. It is the oldest creed of the Christian church and is considered a concise summary of universal Christin beliefs. The creed is frequently used in corporate worship to unite Christians as a community. 
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
*The true Christian church of all times and all places. The original translations of the creed read catholic, meaning universal, although many Protestant churches changed it to Christian to avoid conflation with the Roman Catholic Church.