Christian creeds were devised to express belief and also to guard against false teaching or heresy. It is therefore rather alarming to see some Western churches e. The Nicene Creed is the most widely accepted in mainstream churches and is a concise statement of fundamental Christian belief. This appears to have been formulated in order to refute Gnosticism the belief that matter is evil and that the revealed knowledge of God rather than faith is a means to attain redemption for the spiritual element in man. The creed therefore emphasises the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ for the forgiveness of sin as expressed in 1 Cor
Acts of the Apostles
Traditional Prayers, Creeds, and Ejaculations
Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. A formula containing in brief statements, or "articles," the fundamental tenets of Christian belief , and having for its authors, according to tradition , the Twelve Apostles. Origin of the creed Throughout the Middle Ages it was generally believed that the Apostles , on the day of Pentecost, while still under the direct inspiration of the Holy Ghost , composed our present Creed between them, each of the Apostles contributing one of the twelve articles. This legend dates back to the sixth century see Pseudo-Augustine in Migne , P. Ambrose Migne , P.
Really needs improvement. Bad pronunciation, unclear and no attempt is made to say it as it would actually be said by someone who understands what they're saying. It's ridiculous. I suggest the article be locked after the nonsense is undone.
The church has selected, in her wisdom, the two creeds to be recited on different occasions. The decision on which creed to recite is wholly dependent on the ordained church leaders. There exist several differences between the two creeds, however. Regardless of the two serving almost similar purposes during some religious occasions, they vary in some aspects ranging from the history to the source, as well as the wording. If you are interested in a deeper analysis of the two, the journey should have started now.