Apostles Creed Grammar

This is the Apostles Creed as we know it. Can you spot the grammar mistake!

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. 

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. 

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again 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.

Thanks to Morning by Morning: Daily meditations from the Writings of Marva J. Dawn (Eerdmans, 2001) for she spotted it. It’s on this line.

Born of the Virgin Mary, he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified and was buried. 

The truth is that there should be a comma after he suffered.  

Born of the Virgin Mary, he suffered, (Sela, pause and think on this!)   under Pontius Pilate was crucified and was buried.

He suffered. Yes, our Christ suffered long before he reached Pilate. We would do well to remember that. 

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