Creed of the Council of Nicaea

The following, the actual creed drawn up at the Council of Nicea in 325, is significantly different than the creed often referred to as the “Nicene Creed.” What is commonly called the “Nicene Creed” and recited in church is actually the Constantinopolitan Creed from the Council of Constantinople in 381.

[The bishops assembled at Nicaea, about 300 in number, condemned the Arian heresy, finding Arius and his followers guilty. They then expounded the church’s faith, inscribing it in such a way as to refute all heresy.]

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Bible reference(s): Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12:32, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 Timothy 2:5, 1 John 5:7-8

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