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Three Creeds

Subject: Three Creeds

Apostles' Creed
Nicene Creed
Athanasian Creed

Apostles' Creed

1.  I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
2.  And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:
3.  Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:
4.  Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried:  He
    descended into hell:
5.  The third day he rose again from the dead:
6.  He  ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand  of  God  the
    Father Almighty:
7.  From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead:
8.  I believe in the Holy Ghost:
9.  I believe a holy catholic church: the communion of saints:
10. The forgiveness of sins:
1l. The resurrection of the body:
12. And the life everlasting. Amen.

Nicene Creed

 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 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 for 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 sits on the right hand of  the  Father;
and  He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead;
whose kingdom shall have no end.
  And  I  believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of  Life;  who
proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the  Son
together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
  And  I believe one holy catholic 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.

Athanasian Creed

 1. Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he
hold the catholic faith; 2. Which faith except every one do keep whole
and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.
  3.  And  the  catholic faith is this: That we  worship  one  God  in
Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; 4. Neither confounding the persons  nor
dividing  the  substance. 5. For there is one person  of  the  Father,
another of the Son, and another of the Holy Spirit.
  6. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
is  all  one, the glory equal, the majesty coeternal. 7. Such  as  the
Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit. B. The Father
uncreate,  the  Son  uncreate, and the Holy Spirit  uncreate.  9.  The
Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Spirit
incomprehensible.  10. The Father eternal, the Son  eternal,  and  the
Holy  Spirit eternal. 11. And yet they are not three eternals but  one
eternal.  12.  As  also  there  are  not  three  untreated  nor  three
incomprehensible, but one untreated and one incomprehensible.  13.  So
likewise the Father is almighty, the Son almighty, and the Holy Spirit
almighty. 14. And yet they are not three almighties, but one almighty.
15.  So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God;
16.  And yet they are not three Gods, but one God. 17. So likewise the
Father  is Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Spirit Lord; 18.  And  yet
they  are  not  three  Lords but one Lord. 19.  For  like  as  we  are
compelled  by  the  Christian verity to acknowledge  every  Person  by
himself  to  be God and Lord; 20. So are we forbidden by the  catholic
religion  to say; There are three Gods or three Lords. 21. The  Father
is  made of none, neither created nor begotten. 22. The Son is of  the
Father  alone; not made nor created, but begotten. 23. The Holy Spirit
is  of  the  Father  and of the Son; neither made,  nor  created,  nor
begotten,  but  proceeding. 24. So there  is  one  Father,  not  three
Fathers;  one  Son, not three Sons; one Holy Spirit,  not  three  Holy
Spirits. 25. And in this Trinity none is afore or after another;  none
is  greater  or less than another. 26 But the whole three persons  are
coeternal,  and coequal. 27. So that in all things, as aforesaid,  the
Unity in Trinity and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshipped. 28.  He
therefore that will be saved must thus think of the Trinity.
 29. Furthermore it is necessary to everlasting salvation that he also
believe rightly the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. 30. For  the
right faith is that we believe and confess that our Lord Jesus Christ,
the  Son  of  God,  is God and man. 31. God of the  substance  of  the
Father,  begotten  before  the worlds; and man  of  substance  of  His
mother,  born  in  the world. 32. Perfect God and perfect  man,  of  a
reasonable soul and human flesh subsisting. 33. Equal to the Father as
touching  His  Godhead,  and inferior to the Father  as  touching  His
manhood.  34. Who, although He is God and man, yet He is not two,  but
one  Christ. 35. One, not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh, but
by  taking  of  that  manhood into God. 36.  One  altogether,  not  by
confusion  of  substance,  but by unity of  person.  37.  For  as  the
reasonable  soul and flesh is one man, so God and man is  one  Christ;
38.  Who  suffered for our salvation, descended into hell, rose  again
the  third day from the dead; 39. He ascended into heaven, He sits  on
the  right hand of the Father, God, Almighty; 40. From thence He shall
come  to  judge  the quick and the dead. 41. At whose coming  all  men
shall  rise  again with their bodies; 42. and shall  give  account  of
their  own works. 43. And they that have done good shall go into  life
everlasting and they that have done evil into everlasting fire.
 44. This is the catholic faith, which except a man believe faithfully
he cannot be saved.

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