The Apostles' Creed was written by a group of Christians who wanted to provide those of other faiths a chance to be baptized, and it gave them this list of "rules" to follow. The earliest record of the Creed's existence came about in a letter written in 390 A.D. by the Council of Milan.Know More
Many people are still under the assumption that the Apostles' Creed was written by the 12 Apostles, but theologians now know this to be false. The Apostles' Creed is slightly different in every translation. The most common one known in the United States is the English Language Liturgical Consultation version. It covers in detail what the Apostles believed as far as the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the virgin birth, Jesus' role as a judge, the role the church is expected to play and the role of the Trinity.
The Apostles' Creed provided a link between Christian faith and tradition, helped different churches accept one another and provided a church that followed the rules outlined in the creed. Those people who wanted to convert to Christianity had to be baptized to finish the journey. They memorized the creed and lived by it before and after their baptism. This made it easy for people to convert because they didn't have to know everything about their new religion, just the creed.Learn more about Christianity
The Gospel of John was written by John himself according to Bible scholars. John is also credited with writing First, Second and Third John, along with the book of Revelation.Full Answer >
The Gospel of John was supposedly written by the Apostle John, a son of Zebedee and the brother of James the Apostle. Some controversy exists regarding the authorship of this Gospel because it supposedly was not written at the same time as the other three Gospels.Full Answer >
Generally accepted Biblical authors include Moses, Joshua, Samuel, Nathan, Gad, Jeremiah, Ezra, Nehemiah, Mordecai and Job. David, Asaph, Korah, Heman, Ethan, Solomon, Agur , Lemuel, Isaiah, Ezekiel and Daniel are also notable authors.Full Answer >
The Bill of Rights was written by James Madison. Madison argued in the Federalist Papers that the Constitution itself was a strong enough guarantor of the people's rights. Anti-Federalist delegates to the Constitutional Convention stated that they would only vote to ratify on condition that the Bill was included.Full Answer >