The Nicene Creed was written around a.d. 325 in defense of the true Christian faith. The Council at Nicea developed it, expanding on the deity of Christ, in order to safeguard the apostles' teaching.
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven,
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
He will come again in glory to judge the living and
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead