From the first years of the Church—as the Apostles gave themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word, as the New Testament Scriptures were inspired, confirmed, written, and distributed, the earliest Church communities in Jerusalem, Antioch, and beyond developed certain scriptural statements of faith, creeds. Some were very simple, others more complex, however for centuries, all over the world, these words of confirmation and agreement were spoken by the Body of Christ, preserving and transmitting the true Orthodoxy—or right way—of the Apostolic Doctrine, the Faith delivered to us.
In the three-hundreds, the Church consolidated and amplified these creeds into a single, universally-accepted statement of the quintessential Christian Faith. The result was a singular Creed, accepted and promulgated by a worldwide gathering of Christian leaders, representing every Christian community spread across the globe. This ecumenical, pre-denominational unity and agreement continued to transmit and impart a scriptural record of understanding that confirms unequivocally that our Apostolic Faith stands upon the original First Century Faith of the Church of Jerusalem, the Church of Antioch, and the Christian Faith as it is expressed and believed to date by all genuine Christian families worldwide.
This is our Apostolic Creed.