Topic: Homework giver
May 24, 2019 / By Haley Question:
just some homework I've been given, but need some help! Have no clue about this sort of thing
i have the nicene creed with me, but how does it yell us the nature of god?
Dolina | 4 days ago
Well, have you READ 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; 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.
Well, it tells you that God the Father is the creator and that his begotten Son, Christ, is of the same substance as God and is therefore equally God. The Holy Spirit is also equal with the Father and the Son. So, in summary, it tells you that God is a trinity by nature: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Although the Apostles’ Creed was written in a simple way, it implies the considerable thoroughness of the research done by the church fathers and the great depth of their study of the Word. Following the Apostles’ Creed is the Nicene Creed, which was instituted in the Council of Nicaea assembled by Constantine the Great in A.D. 325. In those days Christianity already had a great influence in the regions around the Mediterranean Sea which were under the control of the Roman Empire. However, the church leaders were in discord due to disputes concerning the truth; hence, there were divisions among them. At that time, although the Roman Empire ruled over the surrounding regions of the Mediterranean Sea, it was difficult to achieve unity due to the differences in nationalities, languages, and customs.
The Nicene Creed is man-made, and tells us nothing about God; it only tells us what the church Fathers chose to believe, and put it to writing.
The answeror called "sanity" also put it well.
It is considered the infallible inspired word of God as the Divine Revelation that one God is Trinity. It was formulated under the authority of Matthew 16:18-19 & 18:18.