S: The Nicene Creed
FC: The Nicene Creed
1: I believe in one god
2: God created everything, heaven and the earth
3: But he also created the things we cannot see, like love and faith
4: I believe in the son of God Jesus Christ
5: God sent him in human form
6: And he was the child of Virgin Mary
7: Later in Jesus' life he was hung on the cross by a king who feared the son of God
8: Jesus suffered death and was buried
9: But three days later Jesus rose and was lifted into heaven
10: And is now seated in heaven next to his father
11: I believe in the Holy spirit, The Lord, The giver of life
12: I believe in the Holy Catholic Church
13: And I look forward to the day were i can be lifted into heaven and be with the lord Jesus and his father in everlasting life. Amen
14: The history of
15: the Nicene Creed
16: The Nicene Creed was created at the First Ecumenical Council at Nicea in AD 325 to combat Arianism, and it was expanded at the Second Ecumenical Council at Constantinople in AD 381 to balance its coverage of the Trinity by including the Holy Spirit. It is the only creed that was promulgated by any of the seven ecumenical councils and there for it is the only creed that is truly ecumenical and universal. In the Orthodox Church, it is the only creed.
17: The New Testament and the Nicene Creed are deeply entangled with each other. The wording and the concepts in the Nicene Creed come from the New Testament, in fact, one of the most important debates at the Council of Nicea concerned whether it is proper to include a word in the Nicene Creed that does not occur in the New Testament. So you are correct if
18: On the other hand, at the time that the Church issued the official canon of the New Testament, it customarily compared writings to the Nicene Creed to determine if they were orthodox. So you are corrected if you say that the Nicene Creed proceeds from the New Testament, and you are correct if you say that the New Testament is certified by the Nicene Creed.
19: To put it more precisely, the Nicene Creed and the canon of the New Testament were formed together as part of the same process.