In A.D. 325, after years of battling false teaching and heresies, the Chrisitian leaders of that day gathered in the city of Nicaea (Turkey today) to put the truth of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection into a simple compact statement. It is called the Nicene Creed.
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God
the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the onlybegotten Son of God;
Begotten of the Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God;
Begotten, not made; being of one substance with the Father;
by whom all things were made:
Who for us maen and for our salvation came down from heaven,
And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
and was made man:
And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried:
And the third day He rose according to the Scriptures:
And ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father:
And He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick¹ and the
dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, and Giver of Life, who
proceedth from the Father and the Son;
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;
who spake by the prophets:
And I believe in one catholic² and apostolic church:
I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins:
And I look for the resurrection of the dead:
And the life of the world to come.
²means the ancient undivided church of that time
For more on the creeds of the Christian Church, see Creeds.
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