Q. I know you know the words to the Apostles Creed. My question to you is in these words nothing is even hinting about the rapture. It only speaks about the 2nd coming when in part it says from thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.
Can you help me? Why it is silent on this because it was written long after the apostles where around but the church at the time must have known the words from St. Paul in the Bible. Thank you for you help.
A. The Apostles Creed reads like this.
“I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.”
The Apostle’s Creed was written to give the Church an agreed upon set of essential beliefs by which Christianity could be defined. It was intended as a defense against the heresy called Gnosticism that was creeping into the Church It doesn’t mention the Rapture because belief in the Rapture of the Church is not essential to our faith.