Bible Creeds Apostles Creed vs. Gnosticism Nicene Creed (325 AD) Athanasian Creed (361 AD) Definition of Chalcedon (451 AD) Council of Orange (529 AD) Second Council of Constantinople (553 AD) Later Creeds (681,735,787 AD) Augsburg Confession of Faith (1530) Belgic…Read more
The following scripture passages are considered by many to be creeds or declarations of faith. These are taken from both Lieth’s and Schaff’s books: Deut. 6:4: Hear O Israel, the LORD is our God, the LORD alone. 1 Kings 18:39:…Read more
A creed generally emphasizes the beliefs opposing those errors that the compilers of the creed think most dangerous at the time. The Creed of the Council of Trent, which was drawn up by the Roman Catholics in the 1500’s, emphasized…Read more
The Nicene Creed is the most widely accepted and used brief statements of the Christian Faith. In liturgical churches, it is said every Sunday as part of the Liturgy. It is Common Ground to East Orthodox, Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans,…Read more
The Athanasian Creed originated and grew out of several provincial synods, held chiefly in the city of Alexandria around the year 361, and presided over by St. Athanasius. The creed itself may not have been written by Athanasius or during…Read more
Following, then, the holy fathers, we unite in teaching all men to confess the one and only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. This selfsame one is perfect both in deity and in humanness; this selfsame one is also actually God…Read more
The Council of Orange was an outgrowth of the controversy between Augustine and Pelagius. This controversy had to do with degree to which a human being is responsible for his or her own salvation, and the role of the grace…Read more
The Second Council of Constantinople was called to resolve certain questions that were raised by the Definition of Chalcedon, the most important of which had to do with the unity of the two natures, God and man, is Jesus Christ.…Read more
Third Council of Constantinople This council further clarified the Definition of Chalcedon, dealing with the question of whether the two natures of Jesus Christ (God and man) had two separate wills as well. The issue was important because of the…Read more
Which Was Submitted to His Imperial Majesty Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg in the Year 1530. by Philip Melanchthon, 1497-1560 Preface to the Emperor Charles V. Most Invincible Emperor, Caesar Augustus, Most Clement Lord: Inasmuch as Your Imperial…Read more
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