The Nicene Creed


We believe in one God, Heb 11:6, [1 Corinthians 8:4-6, Romans 3:29-31, Eph 4:6.] [CCC § 199 ff.]

the Father, 1Cor. 8:6 [CCC 238 F.]

the Almighty, Rev. 1:8 [CCC 268 f.]

maker of heaven and earth, Ex. 20:11 [ The first narrative: Gen 1,. and the second Gen. 2.] [CCC 279 ff.]

of all that is, seen and unseen. Jer. 32:17. [Col. 1:16, CCC 325-327.]

We believe in one Lord, Acts 10:36 [CCC 202. CCC 455.]

Jesus Matt. 1:21 [CCC 430 & 432.]

Christ, John 4:25-26 [NIV, CCC 436 f, 453.]

the only Son of God, John 1:14 [NIV. cf. CCC 465.]

eternally begotten of the Father, 1 John 4:9 [NIV, CCC 242.]

God from God, Light from Light, John 1:4 [cf 1 John 1:5-7, John 12:35-37 NIV.] [CCC 214 & 242.]

true God from true God, John 5:18f, NIV

begotten, not made, John 8:58, NIV. CCC 242

of one Being with the Father. John10:30 [CCC252ff.] [See Athanasian Creed for trinity and dual nature of Christ.]

Through him all things were made. John 1:3, NIV. [CCC 291.]

For us men and for our salvation, Mat 1:21, NIV. [CCC 430-435, CCC 452.]

he came down from heaven: John 3:31, NIV. [CCC 423, CCC 456-460.]

by the power of the Holy Spirit Luke 1:35, NIV. [CCC 484f]

he was born of the Virgin Mary, Luke 2:6f, NIV. [CCC 487f.]

and became man. John 1:14, footnote 9, NIV. ["flesh" in Vines dictionary.] [See God and True Man. Phil 2:5-8.]

For our sake he was crucified Mark 15:25, NIV. [See Jesus died Crucified.)

under Pontius Pilate; Matt 27:22-26, NIV. [CCC 596-600.]

he suffered died and was buried. Matt 27:50-60, NIV. [cf. Phil 2:5-8.] [CCC 571f.]

On the third day he rose again Matt 28:6, NIV. [CCC 639f.]

in fulfillment of the Scriptures; 1 Cor 15:4, NIV. [CCC 262.]

he ascended into heaven Luke 24:51, NIV, Acts 1:9. [CCC 659ff.]

and is seated at the right hand of the Father. Mark 16:19, NIV.

He will come again in glory Matt 25:31 [Come again. CCC 668f]

to judge the living and the dead, 2 Tim 4:1, NIV. [Judge.]

and his kingdom will have no end. Luke 1:33, NIV. [CCC664.]


We believe in the Holy Spirit, John 14:26, NIV. [CCC 683ff]

the Lord, [ 2cor 3:17-18 and footnote 12 in the NAB, NIV] cf. Is. 6:8, NIV, Acts 28:25 NIV.

the giver of life, Rom 8:2. [2 Cor 3:6, NIV, CCC 243 & 245, 320, and especially CCC 703-704.]

who proceeds from the Father John 15:26, NIV.

and the Son. Rom 8:9, NIV. [CCC 245ff.]

With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. cf. Rev. 4:8 [CCC 263.]

He has spoken through the Prophets. 2 Peter 1:21, NIV. [CCC 105.]

We believe in one John 10:16 CCC 813f.

holy Eph 5:26-27 [see also 2 Peter 2:5&9. NIV.] CCC 823.]

catholic Rom 10:18 ["Catholic" means universal or comprehensive, as well as "relating to the ancient undivided Christian church" and the Roman Catholic Church. See CCC 830ff.]

and apostolic Church. Eph 2:20 [CCC 857.]

We acknowledge one baptism Eph. 4:5 [permanent.]

for the forgiveness of sins. Acts 2:38 [CCC 977.]

We look for the resurrection of the dead, Rom 6:5 [CCC 988-991.]

and the life of the world to come. Mat. 25:34. [Rev. 21:1-7. NIV] [Heaven.]


The words are the standard text and the scriptural references are from Scripture by Topic, The Nicene Creed, p. 350.

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