2 Creeds?


#1

What is the diffenece between the Nicene Creed and Apostles Creed? Why are there 2 Creed’s and what is the difffence and when are they used?


#2

The Apostle’s Creed is the earlier one. The Nicene Creed was established at the Council of Nicea.

Traditional English Version (APOSTLE’S Creed)

[size=3]Traditional English Version

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, born 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; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. AMEN.’[/size]

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, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he [/font]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; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. AMEN.


We use the Nicene Creed at Mass now. It is just a more complete Apostle’s Creed.(325 AD in Nicea, Turkey)

[font=Verdana]sections. The 1st deals with God the Father, then Jesus Christ & then the Holy Spirit. It finishes with the Church (all the believers).



The Nicene Creed
I. We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

II. 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 with the Father. Through him all things were made. 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 man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. He preached to the souls in prison. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

III. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

As you can easily determine, this would be the essentials for a candidate for Baptism to believe[/font]


#3

The Creeds were written to combat specific heresies. When the Apostle’s Creed became insufficient to accurately describe the Faith, the Nicene Creed was written to clarify the distinction between authentic Catholicism and the heresies of the time.


#4

CCC 185 - 197. Best explaination I’ve read.


#5

[quote=Dr. Colossus]The Creeds were written to combat specific heresies. When the Apostle’s Creed became insufficient to accurately describe the Faith, the Nicene Creed was written to clarify the distinction between authentic Catholicism and the heresies of the time.
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The other Creeds of the Church were also created for the same reasons.


#6

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