Creeds: Nicaea 325

We continue our discussion of Creeds with the Creed, at least until 381, or is it still the Creed?

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 , Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father;

‘One Substance’ is the miahypostatic of Marcellus and the consubstantial of Tertullian, appealing to the monotheism of the Jews. How did they go from one substance to three substances?

by whom all things were made ;

who for us men, and for our salvation, came down and was incarnate and was made man;

He suffered, and the third day he rose again, ascended into heaven;

from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

The idea that Christ must come again has continued to be a theme in early Christianity.

And in the Holy Ghost.

Attached to this particular creed were the anathemas against the Arians.

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