Making a "paraphrased" version of the Apostles' Creed--is probably like listening to finger nails scratching across the surface of a chalk board; however, since we readily accept paraphrased versions of the Bible, this should not really stir too much controversy. Anyway, this is the official "RJ Paraphrased Version of the Apostles' Creed."
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of all that is; I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, the author and the finisher of our faith; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a Holy and sinless life, only to be unjustly punished when Pilate had already declared Him to be an innocent man. He was crucified, died, was buried and descended into hell. But, on the third day he rose victorious over death, hell and the grave. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, and even now He is making intercession for His people.
I believe in the Holy Spirit and fullness of His power and ministry on this earth, I believe that Christ is preparing a bride that is without spot or wrinkle, I believe in a Church that will continue to stand in the face of darkness until Christ returns, I believe that the Gospel Message is destined to reach every tribe, every tongue and every nation, I believe that all the saints of God, both living and dead will hear the trumpet sound, and their temporal bodies will be gloriously changed into bodies that shall live forevermore, without pain, suffering, weariness or the tentacles of sin. And so, we shall evermore live in the Kingdom of our God and King. Amen