Three Creeds

Three of Christianity’s most influential and well-known creeds are compared in the table below.

Note how the earliest statement (the Apostles Creed) has remained relatively static in most of its clauses, through the later revisions, while certain clauses (the ones dealing with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) have been amplified and expanded far beyond reasonableness, until at last they are altogether out of proportion with the rest. And it is in these clauses, of course, where the Church — over several centuries — has departed from the Apostolic Faith, and excommunicated and condemned those discerning ones who will not accept such error and confusion.

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Author: George Booker

Keywords: Christian creeds, Creeds, Apostles Creed, Nicean Creed, Nicene, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed, Trinity, Jesus is God, God the Son, Arius, Arian controversy, Arian, 325 AD, Council of Nicaea, Council of Nicea, First Council of Nicaea, First council of Nicea, Deity of Jesus, Divinity of Jesus, Homoousios, homoiousios, Homoiousian

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

Source: “Three Creeds (Chart),” The Agora.

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