The Niceno-Constantinopolitan or Nicene Creed draws its great authority from the fact that it stems from the first two ecumenical Councils (in 325 and 381 A.D.). It is considered to express a norm of faith by most Christians, even if some do not give it the same apostolic weight that Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and the churches of the Reformation do.
We believe in one God,
The Father, the Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
Of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
The only Son of God
Eternally begotten of the Father ,
God from God, Light from Light,
True God from true God,
Begotten, not made,
One in being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
He came down from heaven:
By the power of the Holy Spirit
He was born of the Virgin Mary
And became man.
For our sake he was crucified Under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
In fulfillment of 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.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
The Lord, the giver of life,
Who proceeds from the Father.
With the Father and the Son
He is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
And the life of the world to come.
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