The Apostles Creed, And Nicene Creed

The Apostles’ Creed (3rd-4th Centuries A.D.)

     I believe in God the Father Almighty; Maker of Heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven; and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic¹ Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Nicene Creed (A.D. 325, revised 381 A.D. at Constantinople) (²phrase “and the son” added later)

     I 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 fro 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 the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of Life; who proceedeth from the Father and the Son²; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spake by the Prophets. And one Holy Catholic¹ and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

¹catholic means “universal”

Copied from Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem, 1994; Zondervan. Page 1169 (footnotes removed, mine added)

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