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Maker of Heaven and Earth

The first phrase of the Apostles’ Creed focuses on God the Father and creation. In addition to calling God Father and Almighty, it declares Him to be the maker of heaven and earth. Why is it important for us to know that He made heaven and earth? Let me highlight five key ideas that emerge...

God the Father Almighty

The Apostles’ Creed is structured around the key Christian belief of the Trinity, that there is one God who exists eternally in three persons. This is monotheism as we believe there is only one God, not multiple gods, which was especially common in the ancient world. This monotheism...

Intro to the Apostles' Creed

Before examining the Apostles’ Creed (using the insights of the Heidelberg Catechism), I thought it would be beneficial to have a little background on the creed and to think about its value for today. Origins of the Creed Some have said that the Apostles’ Creed was effectively...

Highlights from Heidelberg - The Apostles' Creed

Over the past couple of years, this blog has journeyed through the Belgic Confession (Blogging the Belgic) and the Canons of Dort (Digging into Dort). Some have asked if I was planning on completing the circuit through the Three Forms of Unity (the confessions of our church tradition that serve...