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The Nicene Creed - Annotated with references to the Scriptural basis of the Creed

 

     I believe in one God, (Heb 11:6, 1 Corinthians 8:4-6, Romans 3:29-31, Eph 4:6) the Father Almighty, (1 Cor 8:6, Rev 1:8) Maker of heaven and earth, (Ex 20:11, Gen 1:1) and of all things visible and invisible. (Jer 32:17, Col. 1:16)

     And in the one Lord (Acts 10:36) Jesus (Matt 1:21) Christ, (John 4:25-26) the Son of God, the Only-begotten, (John 1:14), begotten of the Father before all ages. (1 John 4:9) Light of Light; true God of true God; (John 1:4, 1 John 1:5-7, John 12:35-37, John 5:18), begotten, not made;(John 8:58), of one essence with the Father, (John 10:30) by Whom all things were made;(John 1:3) Who for us men and for our salvation (Matt 1:21) came down from Heaven, (John 3:31) and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35) and the Virgin Mary, (Luke 2:6), and became man. (John 1:14) And he was crucified for us (Mark 15:25) under Pontius Pilate, (Matt 27:22-26) and suffered, and was buried. (Matt 27:50-60) And the third day He rose again, (Matt 28:6) according to the Scriptures (1 Cor 15:4) and ascended into Heaven, (Luke 24:51) and sits at the right hand of the Father; (Mark 16:19) and He shall come again with glory (Matt 25:31) to judge the living and the dead; (2 Tim 4:1) Whose kingdom shall have no end. (Luke 1:33)

     And in the  Holy Spirit, (John 14:26) the Lord, the Giver of Life, (2 Cor 3:17-18, Is. 6:8, Acts 28:25, Rom 8:2, 2 Cor 3:6) Who proceeds from the Father; (John 15:26) Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; (Rev. 4:8) Who spoke by the Prophets (2 Peter 1:21).

     In one (John 10:16) Holy (Eph 5:26-27, 2 Peter 2:5&9) Catholic, (Rom 10:18 "Catholic" means universal or comprehensive, as well as "relating to the ancient undivided Christian church") and Apostolic (Eph 2:20) Church. I acknowledge one baptism (Eph 4:5) for the remission of sins. (Acts 2:38) I look for the resurrection of the dead, (Rom 6:5) and the life of the world to come (Matt 25:34, Rev. 21:1-7). Amen.





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