The Nicene Creed

A council of churchmen was called by the emperor Constantine to settle the question of Trinity, e.g. is the Son equal to the Father, or not equal to the Father (Arianism). The council met at Nicaea in Asia Minor in A.D. 325 and summarized the chief articles of the Christian faith at that time as follows:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of all things, both visible and invisible; and in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Only begotten of the Father, that is to say, of the substance of the Father, God of God and Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made, both things in heaven and things on earth; who for us men and for our salvation, came down and was made flesh, was made man, suffered, and rose again on the third day, went up the heavens, and is to come again to judge both the quick and the dead; and in the Holy Ghost.

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