Posted by: Veroni Kruger | April 20, 2014

I believe …

Amid all of the disputes about what we should believe, what is politically correct to believe, what would offend other people if we believed it; amid all the so-called “intelligent” arguments about the Christian faith; amid all the doubts and fears that assail us on every side; amid all of these, there is a need for us to affirm what we believe.  And I find it hard to find a better formulation than that of the Nicene Creed.  For the sake of those who have never seen it, or who have never considered that they may be in need of a clear formulation of what they believe, I am quoting it here in totality.

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
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
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son].
With the Father and the Son
he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. AMEN.

Particularly on this most remarkable day when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, I want to say joyfully and triumphantly I believe about Jesus Christ, that:

On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

Christ has risen! He has risen indeed!

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Responses

  1. HE HAS RISEN INDEED!
    I would like to add: Jesus Christ is the only way for the forgiveness of sins.


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