Wow, it's been a LONG time since I blogged.... let's see if we can be more active here. Where we have been busier is on the ezboard webboard for CathApol.
I was asked to present my profession of faith, and to use Scripture to support it. I present the Nicene Creed, one of the earliest creeds of Christendom, and I have also included scriptural support (and certainly not an exhaustive presentation of the scriptural support).

I believe in one God, Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.

the Father Almighty, 2Co 6:18 And I will receive you. And will be a Father to you: and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created heaven, and earth.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, 1Co 8:6 Yet to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him: and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Joh 10:30 I and the Father are one.

Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, Joh 6:38 Because I came down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him that sent me.

Joh 6:41 The Jews therefore murmured at him, because he had said: I am
the living bread which came down from heaven.
Joh 6:42 And they said:
Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How
then saith he: I came down from heaven?
Joh 6:51 I am the living bread
which came down from heaven. (6:52) If any man eat of this bread, he shall
live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, for the life of
the world.
Joh 6:58 (6:59) This is the bread that came down from

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; Luk 1:30 And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.
Luk 1:31 Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus.
Luk 1:35 And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; Mat 27:2 And they brought him bound and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Mat 27:24 And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man. Look you to it.

He suffered Joh 19:1 Then therefore Pilate took Jesus and
scourged him.
Joh 19:2 And the soldiers platting a crown of thorns,
put it upon his head: and they put on him a purple garment.
Joh 19:3
And they came to him and said: Hail, king of the Jews. And they gave him
Joh 19:4 Pilate therefore went forth again and saith to them:
Behold, I bring him forth unto you, that you may know that I find no cause
in him.
Joh 19:5 (Jesus therefore came forth, bearing the crown of
thorns and the purple garment.) And he saith to them: Behold the Man.

Joh 19:6 When the chief priests, therefore, and the servants had seen
him, they cried out, saying: Crucify him, Crucify him. Pilate saith to
them: Take him you, and crucify him: for I find no cause in him.
19:33 But after they were come to Jesus, when they saw that he was already
dead, they did not break his legs.
Joh 19:34 But one of the soldiers
with a spear opened his side: and immediately there came out blood and

and was buried; Joh 19:40 They took therefore the body of Jesus and
bound it in linen cloths, with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to
Joh 19:41 Now there was in the place where he was crucified a
garden: and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein no man yet had been
Joh 19:42 There, therefore, because of the parasceve of the
Jews, they laid Jesus: because the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

and the third day He rose again,
according to the Scriptures;
Joh 20:1 And on the
first day of the week, Mary Magdalen cometh early, when it was yet dark,
unto the sepulchre: and she saw the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

Joh 20:11 But Mary stood at the sepulchre without, weeping. Now as she
was weeping, she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre,
Joh 20:12
And she saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the
feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid.
Joh 20:13 They say to
her: Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them: Because they have taken
away my Lord: and I know not where they have laid him.
Joh 20:14 When
she had thus said, she turned herself back and saw Jesus standing: and she
knew not that it was Jesus.
Joh 20:15 Jesus saith to her: Woman, why
weepest thou? Whom seekest thou? She, thinking that it was the gardener,
saith to him: Sir, if thou hast taken him hence, tell me where thou hast
laid him: and I will take him away.
Joh 20:16 Jesus saith to her:
Mary. She turning, saith to him: Rabboni (which is to say, Master).

and ascended into heaven, Luk 24:51 And it came to pass, whilst he blessed
them, he departed from them and was carried up to heaven.

and sits on the right hand of the
Father; and He shall come again, with glory,
Heb 12:2 Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of
faith, who, having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the
shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God.
26:64 Jesus saith to him: Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you,
hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the
power of God and coming in the clouds of heaven.

judge the quick and the dead;
Joh 12:48 He that
despiseth me and receiveth not my words hath one that judgeth him. The
word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

whose kingdom shall have no
Luk 1:33 And of his kingdom there shall be no

And I believe in the Holy
Luk 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape, as a dove, upon him. And a voice came from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son. In thee I am well pleased.

the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father Joh 14:26 But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you.

and the Son; Joh 15:26 But when the Paraclete cometh, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall give testimony of me.

who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; 1Jo 5:7 And there are Three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.

who spoke by the prophets.
Mar 12:36 For David himself saith by the Holy Ghost:
The Lord said to my Lord: Sit on my right hand, until I make thy enemies
thy footstool.
2Pe 1:21 For prophecy came not by the will of man at
any time: but the holy men of God spoke, inspired by the Holy

And I believe in one Joh 17:11 And now I am not in the world, and these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name whom thou hast given me: that they may be one, as we also are.

(it goes without saying that God's Church "holy").

catholic ("catholic," meaning "universal" follows from the "one" Church, for a divided church is neither "one" nor "universal").

and apostolic Church. (Jesus selected 12 Apostles, in whom we see succession of their "office" or "bishoprick" and we know that they are the "foundations" of the Church). Act 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms: Let their habitation become desolate, and let there be none to dwell therein. And his bishopric let another take.
Rev 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations: And in them, the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb,

I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;
1Pe 3:21 Whereunto baptism, being of the like form, now saveth you also

and I look for the resurrection of the dead, 1Th 4:16 (4:15) For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven with commandment and with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God: and the dead who are in Christ shall rise first.

and the life of the world to come.
Mar 10:30 Who shall not receive an hundred times as much, now in this time: houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions: and in the world to come life everlasting.
Luk 18:30 Who shall not receive much more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

(So be it.)


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