The Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed

  • Submitted By: joepol
  • Date Submitted: 02/27/2009 9:18 PM
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When Constantine became the first Christian leader of the Roman Empire in the 4th century, his huge territory was populated by lots of beliefs and religions most of which were phony.Constantine’s new and young religion was confused with one major question threatening to destroy this fast growing cult, Was Jesus divine, and how?Things were getting out of hand, riots and fights began over this one question so Constantine was forced to take action to stop the violence so in A.D. 325 the Council of Nicea was called to settle this matter.318 bishops from across the empire gathered to try and unify the Church under one Doctrine, the Nicene Creed was created.

The Nicene Creed is a key Catholic Church teaching because it tells us of many major Catholics beliefs that define why we are Christians. If a person were to deny one of these major beliefs they would be denying Christianity and would not be seen as a proper Christian. One of the main quarrels that the Council was determined to resolve was the relationship between God and Jesus and whether Jesus was seen as inferior to The Father because Jesus was thought to not have absolute divinity.

The Nicene Creed is useful to people today because its sends out a strong message of our Christian beliefs, it gives us a good example for us to live by. The Nicene Creed, like all prayers, can also be said as a form of meditation. The Nicene Creed gives us a deeper understanding of what God is ,The Trinity, which is made up of The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit and the fact that they are one being but none of them are each other for example: the Holy Trinity is not Jesus neither is Jesus the Father.

The Nicene Creed teaches today’s youth about what Christians believe in both past and present. It shows them how to live a more religiously fulfilling life earlier on so that they can apply it throughout their whole life, they can also pass down what they have learnt to youths when they are older so that the cycle...

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