Day 247 -FOUNDATION STONES IN A YEAR
Read: 1 Corinthians 15
Did you spot the seven Foundation Stones in the Apostles Creed? We’ll go through it together over the next few days but first, let’s find out more about this Creed.
Legend adopted the belief that the 12 apostles were the original authors of the Apostles’ Creed and that each contributed a special section. While this isn’t actually true, it is completely true to say that the Apostles’ Creed accurately represents their teaching as they passed it on to the next generation. Today biblical scholars agree that the creed was developed around the second century – and this is, of course, not very long after the last apostle died. The oldest form of the creed that we have is from approximately AD 340.
The Apostles' Creed held an important place in the early church. It is believed that the creed was originally formulated to refute the claims of Gnosticism and protect the church from early heresies and deviations from orthodox Christian doctrine.
The creed was used to summarize Christian doctrine and as a baptismal confession in the churches of Rome. It also served as a test of right doctrine for Christian leaders and an act of praise in Christian worship.
And right there, as large as life, is the doctrine of the resurrection of the flesh/body/dead.
More about the Apostles Creed tomorrow, but for now, just take this on board – resurrection lies at the heart of what Jesus and the apostles taught, and that they carried over to the next generation.
Thank You Lord, my eyes are open and so are my ears. Tell me more.