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The Witness of the Nicene Creed

During the year 325 AD; a group of Christian bishops over 300 in number, met for the purpose to summarize the doctrine of the Christian faith, which is called the Nicene Creed, which reads as follows:

I believe in one God, omnipotent Father, the creator of heaven and earth and everything visible and invisible.

And in the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages, The very God of very God, Light of light,  The true God of true God. Born, but not created, of the divine essence as the Father.

Every thing was made by Him, who for us men and for our salvation descended from heaven  and was incarnated by the Holy Spirit. Born of the Virgin Mary. Took a human body, and was crucified under Pontius Pilate, suffered, buried and rose again on the third day. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. He is coming back in great glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will never end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, Proceeding from the Father and from the Son. He is worshipped and glorified together with the Father and the Son, of whom the prophets spoke.

I believe in one Church. Universal and apostolic. I abeleive in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins, and await the resurrection of the dead, and life everlasting. Amen.

This Creed was written about 350 years before Islam, and was believed all over the Christian world, that Christ died on the cross during the time of Pontius Pilate.



The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XII Copyright © 1911 by Robert Appleton Company Online Edition Copyright © 1999 by Kevin Knight Nihil Obstat, June 1, 1911. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York