This creed was written at the First Ecumenical Council, held at Nicea, located in the area we now call Turkey. The year was 325 and it was written in response to the Arian heresy that did not believe in the Divinity of Jesus Christ. As in the Athanasian Creed, the word “catholic” written in this creed does not mean the Roman Catholic Church, but the the Universal Christian Church. Here is the creed:
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the…
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