The Nicene Creed
The Nicene Creed is a widely accepted and used brief statement of the Christian Faith. In liturgical churches it is said every Sunday as a part of the Liturgy. It is common ground and many dominations or church groups that don’t have a tradition of reciting it are nevertheless committed to the doctrines it teaches. Even though the creed does not directly quote scripture, it is based on biblical concepts and scriptural truths. In summary, it is a concise statement of beliefs for Christians, and Lake Pointe Family Ministries of the Carolinas, Inc. affirms it in it by-laws statement of faith.
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made;
who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
and was made man;and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried;
and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory,
to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, and Giver of Life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son;
who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spake by the Prophets.
And I believe one holy catholic* and Apostolic Church; I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;
and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
* "Catholic" here refers to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ, not to the Roman Catholic Church, as is sometimes confused.