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The Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed is a statement of faith that is widely used in various Christian traditions and denominations. It was first adopted at the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, and was later revised and expanded at the First Council of Constantinople in 381 AD. The Nicene Creed is considered one of the most important and influential statements of faith in the Christian Church.

Here is the text of the 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, 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 and 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 sitteth on the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spake by the prophets.

And I believe in 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.

The Nicene Creed affirms belief in the Holy Trinity, the divinity of Jesus Christ, his incarnation, death, and resurrection, and the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church. It is a comprehensive statement of the core beliefs of Christianity, and is often used as a basis for teaching and preaching in the Church.

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