Statement of Faith

Nicene Council
The Nicene Creed.
The Creed

As set forth at Nicœa, a.d. 325.  

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things, visible and invisible:  

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father, only begotten, that is, of the substance of the Father;  

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, both things in heaven and things in earth:  

Who for us men and for our salvation came down, and was incarnate, and was made man:  

He suffered, and rose again the third day:  

And ascended into heaven:  

And shall come again to judge the quick and the dead.  

And in the Holy Ghost, etc. 

(The Ratification.)

And those who say There was a time when He was not, or that Before He was begotten He was not, or that He was made out of nothing; or who say that The Son of God is of any other substance, or that He is changeable or unstable,—these the Catholic and Apostolic Church anathematizes.  

( Catholic=Universal, not Roman Catholic!)

"This Rule Of Faith Has Been Handed Down To Us"

(Tertullian-Ante Nicene Vol. 3 P.598)

We believe that there is one only God, but under the following dispensation, or οἰκονομία , as it is called, that this one only God has also a Son, His Word, who proceeded from Himself, by whom all things were made, and without whom nothing was made. Him we believe to have been sent by the Father into the Virgin, and to have been born of her—being both Man and God, the Son of Man and the Son of God, and to have been called by the name of Jesus Christ; we believe Him to have suffered, died, and been buried, according to the Scriptures, and, after He had been raised again by the Father and taken back to heaven, to be sitting at the right hand of the Father, and that He will come to judge the quick and the dead; who sent also from heaven from the Father, according to His own promise, the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete, the sanctifier of the faith of those who believe in the Father, and in the Son, and in the Holy Ghost.