What are the Twelve Articles of Faith?

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What are the Twelve Articles of Faith?
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The "twelve articles of the faith" is another name for the Apostles' Creed.

The Apostles' Creed

1. I believe in God the Father [Isa. 44:5-6], Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth [Gen. 1:1; John 1:3; Acts 14:15]:

2. And in Jesus Christ [Luke 2:11; John 20:28], his only begotten Son [John 3:16], our Lord [John 20:28]:

3. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost [Luke 1:35], born of the Virgin Mary [Luke 1:27]:

4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate [Luke 23:24]; was crucified [John 19:20; Acts 4:10], dead [1 Cor. 15:3] and buried [1 Cor. 15:4]: He descended into hell [Acts 2:24, i.e. the grave]:

5. The third day he rose again from the dead [1 Cor. 15:4]:

6. He ascended into heaven [Luke 24:51; Acts 1:11], and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty [Mark 16:19; Heb 1:3; 10:12]:

7. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead [John 5:22; 2 Tim. 4:1]:

8. I believe in the Holy Ghost [John 15:26; 16:7-8, 13]:

9. I believe in the holy catholic [universal] church [Gal. 3:28; 1 Tim. 3:15]: the communion of saints [Acts 2:44; Heb. 10:25]:

10. The forgiveness of sins [Luke 7:48]:

11. The resurrection of the body [1 Cor. 15:52-54; 1 Thess. 4:16]:

12. And the life everlasting [John 10:28; 17:2]. Amen [Eph. 3:21; Rev. 7:12].

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The Apostles' Creed

Answer by Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr.

Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr., D.D., M.Div. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (IIIM).