The Nicene Creed

We believe Church history is important. Therefore, we look to our past to build guardrails along our Biblical path as we wrestle with the teachings of the Nicene Creed.

First adopted in A.D. 325 at the Council of Nicea and finalized in A.D.381 at the Council of Constantinople, this creed serves as a defense of the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ. While this creed isn’t in the Bible, it serves as an excellent summary of the Christian faith, while it also reminds us of God’s zealous love for us! What can be better?

We strongly encourage you to prayerfully read through the Nicene Creed at least twice per year to help stoke the zealous fire of your faith. We have the creed in its entirety available for you to read for below.



A.D. 325

We 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, 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 we believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord and Giver of Life,
who proceedeth from the Father,
who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,
who spoke by the prophets.
And we believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins.
And we look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.

Historical Note: The Nicene Creed was first adopted in A.D. 325 at the Council of Nicea. Roman Emperor, Constantine, convened the Council of Nicea in an attempt to unify the Christian church with one doctrine, especially on the theological issues of the Trinity and the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ.

*catholic: refers to the universal church, not the Roman Catholic Church of today.