S: The Nicene Creed
FC: The Nicene Creed
1: PREFACE | The Nicene Creed, is a Christian statement of faith accepted by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Anglican churches.It was first adopted at an all-church council convened by the Roman Emperor Constantine in 325 AD, in Nicaea. The Nicene Creed was formed as a statement of Christian faith to clarify differing opinions as to whether and in what ways Jesus Christ was God. The source of the dispute was from a man named Arius from Alexandria. Arius had stated that Jesus: “ is not equal to God, nor yet is he of the same substance.” In response, the creed adopted by the Council articulated the belief that Jesus is “of one substance” with God the Father." Since the creed highlights who Jesus is, we we speak the Creed on Communion Sundays when we partake of the true body and blood of Christ. Both in the Supper and in the Nicene Creed we confess that Jesus Christ is “God in flesh.” As the creed it self is a bit tricky to understand especially for younger children this book has been created to allow them to learn what their religion is all about. It is an easy and fun way to teach your children or pupils the Nicene Creed in which they will remember it.
3: The Original Nicene Creed | I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; Through him all things were made. For us men and our salvation, he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance 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. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.
4: in only one God. | I
5: He is the father of everything and everyone.
6: GOD CREATED EVERYTHING.
7: EVERYTHING I CAN SEE LIKE MY FAMILY AND NATURE | AND EVERYTHING I CAN"T SEE LIKE LOVE, PEACE & HOPE.
8: I believe that there is one son of God named Jesus
9: He was Created by God just like you and me.
10: Jesus is a part of God sent down to earth to teach us what is good.
11: He is not better than God, Jesus and God are equal.
12: Through Jesus God taught us how to be good people.
13: And through Jesus God became human.
14: Mary and Joseph were Jesus' parents on earth.
15: As Jesus grew up he became friends with twelve men who help him teach us what is good. These men were called disciples. | Peter | Andrew | James | John | Phillip | Bartholomew | Thomas | Matthew | Thaddaeus | Simon | Judas | Matthias
16: The king at the time did not like Jesus or what Jesus was teaching people.
17: So the king paid Judas (one of Jesus' disciples) to betray Jesus so the kings guards could capture him.
18: Jesus suffered on the cross and died for us.
19: and went up to heaven. | After three days Jesus rose from the dead.
20: One day Jesus will come back.
21: We don't know when or how but he will come.
22: I believe in the Holy Spirit.
23: The Holy Spirit is a part of us from the moment we are born.
24: The Holy Spirit is also equal | to the father and the son | and we should love | and respect them equally.
25: The Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are all part of God.
26: I believe in one Church.
27: A place were we are baptized to get rid of all things bad in us.
28: A place to love God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
29: I look forward to the end of my life because I know I will be always happy in heaven with God.