Facing the Storm
"You will know the truth
and the truth will set you free."
The Nicene Creed dates at least to
the Council of Nicea in 325 AD but its concepts date to the earliest
roots of the Christian faith. The creed, as a statement of what Chrisitns
believe, was drafted to counter certain false teachings which had crept in
since the foundation of the church in the era of Christ and the apostles.
"catholic" as used in the creed does not refer to the church of Rome but
rather the universal Christian church comprised of all believers.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the
right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the
living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he
is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one
baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of
and the life of the world to come. Amen