The Church has widely used the Nicene Creed since the fifth century.In some liturgical churches, for example the Episcopal/Anglican Churches, it is recited every Sunday.I believe in the Holy Spirit, I believe in the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. The Apostles' Creed has often been divided into 12 sections for catechesis, instruction for new converts or children. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth,2.
The Apostles' Creed has often been divided into 12 sections for catechesis, instruction for new converts or children.There has been some misunderstanding surrounding the phrase "he descended into hell." In fact, some church traditions omit this phrase from public recital of the Creed because some see this phrase as confirming an early belief that Jesus preached to the dead during the time between his crucifixion and resurrection (cf. However, many biblical scholars do not agree that the biblical traditions actually describe Jesus preaching to the dead, and therefore understand the phrase to be a metaphor for burial: "he descended into the realm of the dead," that is, that he spent the time among the dead (see "He Descended into Hell": Sheol, Hell, and the Dead).The concern was that the original wording made Jesus the Christ subordinate to the Father, a view that the Western church felt endangered the doctrine of the Trinity.However, the Eastern tradition was committed to the earlier Greek version of the Creed and resisted any change.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 [substance] with the Father. 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 truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.While most non-liturgical Protestant churches prefer the shorter Apostles’ Creed, none would object to the doctrines the Nicene Creed summarizes.It is the only creed accepted by all three major branches of Christendom: Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox. We believe in one God the Father, the Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and of all that is, seen and unseen.From there he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.8. I believe in the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,10. The Council at Nica adopted an early form of the creed, although the basic present form emerged from the Council of Constantinople in AD 381.It was officially adopted by the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451.The Eastern Orthodox Church accepts the Nicene Creed, but not the Apostles' Creed or the Athanasian Creed.