The Nicene Creed

Council of NiceaIt’s important that we get Christian doctrine right.

Wrong doctrine cannot save.

Wrong doctrine leads to hell.

If you are sitting under a pastor / teacher / preacher / evangelist and they are not teaching the following truths in the creed below or contradicting it, get away from him.

If you are reading a (so called) “Christian” book that is not teaching the following truths in the creed below or contradicting it, throw it away.


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, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe in one holy catholic (means “universal” and not the Roman Catholic church) and apostolic (means holds to the teaching of the apostles of Scripture – there are no other apostles!) 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.


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