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Nicene Creed

By Bishop Wellington Boone  |   |  Category: Bible, Consecration, Reality of the Eternal

Nicene Creed (Council of Nicea 325 A.D.)

“We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

“And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten 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 men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit 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 again 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 quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end.

“And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.”

Background. The Nicene Creed is the most universal Christian creed and is used by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican Communion, and many other Protestant denominations. The name is derived from the ecumenical Council of Nicea in A.D. 325 called by Emperor Constantine I to make a clear, unified statement about Jesus’ divinity, fully God and fully man, refuting the heresy of Arius of Alexander that Jesus was a created being. In the 6th century the words “and the Son” (Latin term Filioque) were added (third paragraph) to read “the Holy Spirit . . . proceedeth from the Father and the Son.”

The Nicene Creed is included in every edition of the BibleGuide Eternity Edition by Bishop Wellington Boone.