The Apostles' Creed is statement of belief which was upheld as authoritative by church councils in the beginning centuries of the Church. It is has been and continues to be widely accepted among Christians from around the world and throughout the ages.

THE APOSTLES' CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty, 
maker of heaven and earth; 

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; 
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, 
born of the Virgin Mary, 
suffered under Pontius Pilate, 
was crucified, dead, and buried. 
He descended into hell. 
On the third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven, 
and sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty. 
From thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, 
the holy christian Church, 
the communion of saints, 
the forgiveness of sins, 
the resurrection of the body, 
and the life everlasting. Amen.