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cjsavvy

The Nicene Creed is very much biblical. This much I agree. The thing is, it is used in the Roman Catholic Church liturgy. This church is the harlot church, mystery Babylon. It is doomed.

Danatnr

The Nicene Creed is not only used in the RCC liturgy but also in Lutheran, Anglican, and other denominations. You are correct that it is very Biblical. It should be kept, while any vestiges of our trying even in part to earn our salvation should be removed.

Bror Erickson

Love it I think I might print it out in my bulletin if you don't mind.

cjsavvy, Whores bathe, and eat, should I stop doing those things so as not to be associated with them?

Andrew, Esq.

cjsavvy: Candles are used in the Roman Catholic Church. Should we not use candles? The Bible is read in the Roman Catholic Church. Should we not red the Bible? The fact is, simply because the Roman Catholics do something doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad thing, and that any church who also does is "doomed" as well. Further, the Creed predates corrupt Roman theology by quite a few years.

Jskogerboe

Thank you for posting this, Chris. Awesome resource.

Steve Newell

If you understand the events that required the Church to create this creed is critical to understanding why it is so important.

This creed was created by the Council of Nicene in 325 to counter the Arian heresy which denied the doctrine of the Trinity. They believed that while Christ was divine, he was created by God not being true God. That's why this creed states that Christ is "Being of one substance with the Father". The Arians rejected this.

Akita Kurasawa

Very cool summation of the Biblical basis for the Nicene creed.

Jen

Just out of curiosity, what happened to
God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God? I was looking forward to looking those up.

Karl

I don't agree with baptism for the remission of sins. The creed should not be used by Christians.

Ed Hodge

Maybe at their core, the Catholics aren't as lost as one might think. I am a former Catholic, and will be the first to admit they have some issues in their modern theology, but at their root is this very creed. Romans 10:9-10 says if you believe that Jesus is Lord and confess He rose from the dead, you WILL be saved. A great number of Catholics have done that.

Ingrid

Those who claim we shouldn't use something thoroughly biblical just because it's used in Catholic churches are responsible for the circus churches we have today. Purpose-Driven churches are the spiritual heirs of those who threw out stand alone Scripture readings from Old Testament, New Testament and Gospel (too Catholic), the public confession of faith (too Catholic), Scriptural liturgy, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill towards men..." (too Catholic), doctrinal hymns that sometimes go for multiple stanzas (too Catholic), benedictions (too Catholic), and on and on. Ironically, these empty and man-centered church services are driving people back to Rome now. Justification by faith alone does matter, but churches that gutted worship of all biblical meaning (including a lot of Lutheran churches) can thank themselves for causing many to believe that spiritually rich and meaningful worship only exists over the Tiber.

Rev. Z. Bartels

Wow...

Thank you for this!

jim claybourn

"I don't agree with baptism for the remission of sins. The creed should not be used by Christians.

Posted by: Karl"

Whether you agree with it or not doesn't make it any less true. Did you read the Bible references?

Acts 2:38 - And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

adele

...a fabulous post.

I am an Anglican and I have never seen such a definitive set of scripture references for the biblcal authenticity of the nicene creed.

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