The Affirmation of Faith
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;
the third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven,
and siteth at the right
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
The holy catholic church, is a reference to the world wide
or universal church which is the
Holy body of Jesus
It does not specifically
nor Catholic Church, but all Christian Faiths
nor then, does it exclude them either.
*Originally catholic (lower-case) meaning the church universal, the Body of Christ, and is accepted by Protestants and Roman Catholics.
The use of the term "catholic" can cause confusion. The word catholic, with the lowercase "c", means "universal". So the catholic church referred to in the creed is the one universal church represented by the body of Christ. It is the body of believers.
Here are some scriptures which cast light on this
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