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The Apostles' Creed. I Believe in God, the Father Almighty, ‘Maker of heaven and earth : And 'in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was 'conceived by the Holy Ghost, 8born of the Virgin Mary, "suffered under Pontius Pilate, was 'crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into 'hell; the third day he "rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; ofrom thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the "holy Catholic Church; the scommunion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the "resurrection of the body, and *the life everlasting.
a He that cometh to God must have seen him go into heaven. Acts believe that he is. Heb. xi, 6. See i. 11. Article I.
p Ordained of God, to be the Judge b I am the Almighty God. Gen. of quick and dead. Acts x. 42. xvii, 1.
q Teach all nations, baptizing • In the beginning God created them in the name of the Father, and the heaven and the earth. Gen. of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. i. 1.
Matt. xxviij. 19. See Article V. That all men should honour the ? Christ loved the church, and Son even as they honour the Father. gave himself for it: that he might John v. 23. See Article II.
present it to himself a glorious No man hath seen God at any church, not having spot, or wrinkle, time; the only-begotten Son, which or any such thing; but that it is in the bosom of the Father, he should be holy and without blemish. hath declared him. John i. 18. Ephes. v. 25—27. See Article XIX.
f The Holy Ghost shall come a. XVII. 2, 9, m. upon thee, and the power of the & But ye are come unto mount Higbest shall overshadow thee. Zion, and into the city of the Luke i. 35.
living God, the heavenly Jerura8 And she brought forth her first- lem, and to an innumerable comborn Son. Luke ii. 7.
pany of angels, to the general h They delivered him to Pontius assembly of the first-born, which Pilate. And when he had scourged are written in heaven, and to God Jesus, he delivered him to be cru- the Judge of all, and to the spirits cified. Matt. xxvii. 2, 26.
of just men made perfect. Heb. · And they crucified him. Matt. xii. 22, 23. Then they that feared xxvii. 35.
the Lord spake often one to ank Christ died for our sins and other. Mal. iii. 16. We have felhe was buried. 1 Cor. xv. 3, 4. lowship one with another. 1 John
I Thou wilt not leave my soul in i. 7. See Article XVII. d. hell. Psalm xvi. 10. Acts ii. 27. + Through this man is preached See Article III.
unto you the forgiveness of sins. m He rose again the third day. Acts xiii. 38. See Article II. p, q. 1 Cor. xv. 4. From the dead. ver. 12. XVI. h. XXVII. e. XXXI.
* He was received up into hea- • It is sown a natural body: it is ven, and sat on the right hand of raised a spiritual body. 1 Cor. xv.44. God. Mark xvi. 9. See Article IV. * And these shall go away into
• This same Jesus, which is everlasting punishment; but the taken up from you into heaven, righteous into life eternal. Matt. shall come in like manner as ye XXV. 46. See Article XVII. h, w.
The Athanasian Creed.
WHOSQever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic faith, Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the Catholic faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity. Neither confounding the persons, nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the l'ather, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, eis all one; the 'glory equal, the majesty co-eternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father "uncreate, the Son uncreate, and the Holy Ghost uncreate. The Father 'incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible. The Father Keternal, the Son eternal, and the Holy Ghost eternal. And yet they are not three eternals, but 'one eternal. As alsu there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated; but one uncreated, and one incomprehensible.
a He that believeth, and is bap- (our Elohim) is one Lord (one Jetized, shall be saved; but he that hovah.) Deut. vi. 4. God is one. believeth not shall be damned. Gal. iii. 20. Mark xvi. 16. With the heart man f Who being in the form of believeth unto righteousness; and God, thought it not robbery to be with the mouth confession is made equal with God. Phil. ii. 6. unto salvation. Rom. x. 10. On the & He that hath seen me hath Catholie Church, see Article XVII. seen the Father. John xiv. 8.
h To us there is but one God, the b If ye continue in the faith Father, of whom are all things, grounded and settled, and be not and we in him; and one Lord moved away from the hope of the Jesus Christ, by whom are all Gospel. Col. i. 23. The unlearned things, and we by him. 1 Cor. viji. and unstable wrest the Scriptures 6. to their own destruction. 2 Pet. iii. i Canst thou by searching find 16. On Faith, see Article XII. e. out God? Canst thou find out the
c That all men should honour Almighty to perfection ? Job xi. 7. the Son even as they honour the The unsearchable riches of Christ. Father. John vi. 23. Go ye there- Eph. iii. 8. The Spirit searcheth all fore and teach all nations, bap- things, yea the deep things of God. tizing them in the name of the 1 Cor. ii. 10. Father, and of the Son, and of the k The eternal God is thy refuge. Holy Ghost. Matt. xxviii. 19. Deut. xxxiii. 27. Jesus Christ the
d The grace of our Lord Jesus same yesterday, and to-day, and for Christ, and the love of God, and ever. Heb. xiii. 8. The eternal the communion of the Holy Ghost, Spirit. Heb. ix. 14. be with you all. Amen. Matt. 1 There is but one God. 1 Cor. xxviii. 19. See Article I.
viii. 6. These three are one. 1 John • The Lord (Jehovah) our God v. 7.
So likewise the Father is m Almighty, the Son Almighty, and the Holy Ghost Almighty. And yet they are not three Almighties, but one Almighty. So the Father is
God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet they are not three Gods, but one God. So likewise the Father is °Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Ghost Lord. And yet not three Lords, but one Lord. For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge every person by himself to be God and Lord; so are we forbidden by the Catholic religion to say, There be three Gods, or three Lords. The Father is made of none, neither created, nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone, not made, nor created, but a begotten. The Holy Ghost is of the Father and of the Son, neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but 'proceeding. So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts. And in this Trinity none is afore or after other, none is greater or less than another; but the whole three persons are co-eternal together, and co-equal. So that in all things, as is aforesaid, the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity, is to be worshipped. He therefore that will be saved, must thus think of the Trinity. Furthermore it is necessary to everlasting salvation, that he also believe rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the right faith is, that we believe and confess, that our Lord Jesus
m O Lord God Almighty, which P The Father hath life in himself. art, and wast, and art to come. John v. 26. Rev. xi. 17. I am Alpha and Ome- 9 God gave his only-begotten ga, the beginning and the ending, Son, &c. John iii. 16. saith the Lord, which is, and which
I When the Comforter is come was, and which is to come, the Al- whom I will send unto you from the mighty. Rev. i. 4.
Father, even the Spirit of Truth ñ The Lord God omnipotent which proceedeth from the Father, reigneth. Rev. xix. 6. His name he shall testify of me. John xv. shall be called, The Mighty God. 26. The Spirit of Christ. 1 Pet. Isa. ix. 6. The things of God i. 2. knoweth no man, but the Spirit of * Every spirit that confesseth God: 1 Cor. ii. 11.
not that Jesus Christ is come in • The kingdoms of this world the flesh, is not of God: and this are become the kingdoms of our is that spirit of Antichrist, &c. Lord and of his Christ. Rev. xi. 1 John iv. 3. See Article II. XV. 15. And this is his name whereby XVIII. he shall be called, THE LORD t With the heart man believeth OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jer. xxiii. unto righteousness, and with the 6. Now the Lord is that Spirit; mouth confession is made unto saland where the Spirit of the Lord is vation. Rom. x. 10. there is liberty. 2 Cor. iii. 17.
Christ, the Son of God, is "God and Man. God of the substance of the Father, -begotten before the worlds; and 'Man of the substance of his mother, born in the world. Perfect God, and perfect man; of a reasonable soul and human flesh subsisting: equal to the Father as touching his Godhead, and inferior to the Father as touching his manbood. Who although he be God and Man; yet he is not two, but one Christ: one, not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh; but by "taking of the manhood into God: one altogether, 'not by confusion of substance, but by unity of "Person. For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one man, so God and man is one Christ; 'who suffered for our salvation, descended into hell, rose again the third day from the dead. He ascended into heaven, he sitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty; from whence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. At whose coming mall men shall rise again with their bodies, and "shall give account of their own works. °And they that have done
u God was manifest in the flesh. i Of whom (the fathers) as con1 Tim. iii. 16. The second man is cerning the flesh Christ came, who the Lord from heaven. 1 Cor. xv.47. is over all God blessed for ever.
* Christ, who is over all, God Rom. ix. 5. blessed for ever. Rom. ix. 5. This k Behold a virgin shall be with is the true God. 1 John v. 20. child, and shall bring forth a Son, y I and my father are one. John and they shall call his name Em
manuel, which being interpreted z We beheld his glory, the glory is, God with us. Matt. i. 23. Isa. as of the only-begotten of the Fa- vii. 14. ther. John i. 14.
I He was wounded for our transa Behold, thou shalt conceive in gressions, he was bruised for our thy womb, and bring forth a Son, iniquities; the chastisement of our and shalt call his name Jesus. peace was upon him, and with his Luke i. 31.
stripes we are healed. All we like b In him dwelleth all the fulness sheep have gone astray; we have of the Godhead bodily. Col. ii. 9. turned every one to his own way,
c Wherefore in all things it be- and the Lord hath laid on him the hoved him to be made like unto his iniquities of us all. Isa. ljii. 5. 6. brethren. Heb. ii. 17.
m And the sea gave up the dead, d My soul is exceeding sorrow- which was in it; and death and ful, even unto death. Matt. xxyi. hell delivered the dead, which 38.
were in them; and they were • He thought it not robbery to judged every man according to be equal with God. Phil. ii. 6. their works. Rev. xx. 13.
f My Father is greater than I. a We must all appear before the John xiv. 28.
judgment seat of Christ; that 8 To us there is but one Lord every man may receive the things Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. viii. 6.
done in his body according to that h Forasmuch as the children are he hath done, whether it be good partakers of flesh and blood, he or bad. 2 Cor. v. 10. also himself took part (estioxe) of
• And these shall go away into He took on him (tapa- everlasting punishment, but the aap bavetas) the seed of Abraham. righteous into life eternal. Matt. Heb. ii. 14, 16.
good shall go into life everlasting, and they that have done evil into everlasting fire: This is the Catholic faith ; which except a man believe faithfully he cannot be saved. Glory be, &c.
Glory be, &e. As it was, &c.
The Nicene Creed.
1 Believe in 'one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, band of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God: abegotten of his father before all worlds: "God of God; 'Light of Light; &very God of very God; begotten, "not made; being iof 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 Paccording to the Seriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand
• To us there is but one God, the throne, O God, is for ever and Father, of whom are all things, ever. Heb. i. 8.' This is the true and we in him; and one Lord Jesus God. 1 John v. 20. Christ, by whom are all things, h He is before all things, and by and we by him, 1 Cor. viii. 6. him all things consist. Col. i. 17.
B By him were all things created i The Father is in me, and I in that are in heaven, and that are in him. John x. 38. earth, visible and invisible, whe- k By whom also he made the ther they be thrones, or dominions, worlds. Heb. i. 2. or principalities or powers; all
1 Christ Jesus came into the things are created by him and for world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. him. Col. i. 16.
15. c See 1 Cor. viii. 6. above.
w The Word was made flesh. d In the beginning was the Word, John i. 14. and the Word was with God, and n God sent forth his Son, made the Word was God.-And the Word of a woman. Gal. iv. 4. was made flesh, and dwelt among o Christ hath once suffered for us (and we beheld his glory, the sins, that he might bring us to glory as of the only-begotten of the God. 1 Pet. iii. 18. the Father) full of grace and truth. p Then he said unto them, o John i. 1, 14,
fools, and slow of heart to believe • Being the brightness of his all that the prophets have spoken! glory, and the express image of Ought not Christ to have suffered his person. Heb. i. 3.
these things, and to enter into his f The Father of lights. James i. glory? And beginning at Moses 17. That was the true light, which and all the prophets, he expounded lighteth every man that cometh to them in all the scriptures the into the world. John i. 9.
things concerning himself. Luke Unto the Son he saith, Thy xxiv. 25—27.