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  • A novel way to articulate the Trinity

    08/11/2016 9:06:49 PM PDT · by UnChained · 50 replies
    Vanity | 11/08/2016 | Dobbin Burkhart
    Beyond creeds. All attempts to articulate the Triune Godhead that I have seen focus on inconsequentials. The nature of the Trinity is rather simple but I can't come up with a way to express it compactly so please bear with me. You will acknowledge that God in His Omnipotence has the power to create a perfect copy of me, a color Xerox of me if you will. Such a copy might be so perfect that the copy would be convinced that he actually WAS me. My family couldn't tell the difference either because he would share every single attribute I...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NICENE CREED, 12-23-13

    12/23/2013 8:37:40 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 12-23-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:NICENE CREED There are two creeds that have the same name. The original Nicene Creed was issued in A.D. 325 by the Council of Nicaea. It was composed by the Fathers of the Council in their conflict with Arianism and contains the term homoousios (consubstantial). It is comparatively short, ends with the phrase, "and in the Holy Spirit," and has attached to it four anathemas against Arianism. The more common Nicene Creed is more accurately the Nicene-Constantinople Creed. It came after the first ecumenical Council of Constantinople (381), is the creed now used in the liturgy,...
  • The Creed of Practical Mormon Atheism: MORMON ATHEISM IS NOT AN OXYMORON

    04/05/2013 4:55:55 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies
    Mormon Coffee ( ^ | March 14, 2013 | Aaron Shafovaloff
    The grand council of atheist Mormon bishops have met and codified the Creed of Practical Mormon Atheism, a list of things that both atheists and Mormons can largely affirm together: Even if Mormonism is false, it is still worth believing and ought not be refuted.Faith is ultimately irrational.Even if you don’t believe in God, you should still stay on the membership rolls and consider yourself a Mormon.If the LDS Church isn’t true, there is no God.How you live your life is more important than what you believe.I can’t believe in a God who demands worship.It doesn’t matter if it’s true....
  • The Nicene Creed [Catholic Caucus]

    10/06/2011 6:08:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 4+ views ^ | 325-451 | Councils of Nicaea Constantinople. Chalcedon
    The Nicene Creed The Apostles Creed | The Athanasian Creed The Nicene-Constantinopolitan or Nicene Creed draws its great authority from the fact that it stems from the first two ecumenical Councils (in 325 and 381). It remains common to all the great Churches of both East and West to this day. -Catechism of the Catholic Church §195 Note: Credo is a Latin word meaning "I believe". The English translation that appears below, an ecumenical version from the late 1960s used in Catholic churches in the United States. New translation for Roman MissalThis is the new translation of the original...
  • Thankful for the Christ of the Creeds

    12/22/2010 2:35:17 PM PST · by iowaguy1972 · 1 replies
    Caffeinated Theology ^ | 12/21/10 | Shane Vander Hart
    Steven Nichols over at the Reformation21 Blog shared a passage from Leo Tolstoy in which Tolstoy said Christians can not believe in the Christ who preached the Sermon on the Mount and the Christ of the Creeds. Tolstoy wrote in The Kingdom of God is Within You:
  • Q & A from the OPC: Denominations and Christian Truth

    12/10/2010 4:38:56 PM PST · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    Denominations and Christian Truth Question: I have a question about Christianity. I once heard that there are thousands of different Christian denominations. The exact number is not important. Each denomination has its own, unique interpretation of the Bible, and each denomination asserts that its interpretation is the correct one. Not every denomination can be right; someone has to be wrong. With respect to the OPC and John Calvin, how do you know that the OPC's interpretation is the correct one? Answer: It was Solomon who wrote "this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have...
  • The Nicene Creed: Ancient Symbol of the Catholic Faith [Ecumenical]

    07/22/2010 9:04:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 109 replies · 1+ views ^ | not given | David Bennett
    The Nicene Creed: Ancient Symbol of the Catholic Faith By David Bennett The Nicene Creed is the symbol of belief for Christians in all regions and most denominations. The Nicene Creed is also called the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, because the complete present form of the creed was defined by bishops at the Councils of Nicaea (AD 325) and Constantinople (AD 381). Catholics, Orthodox, and many Protestants accept the ancient Nicene creed. The Nicene creed was written in AD 325 and completed in its present form in AD 381. Over 300 Church leaders from all over the world gathered to write the...

    03/01/2010 9:24:59 AM PST · by Ken4TA · 37 replies · 437+ views
    The following article, written by a friend of mine, Gene McCoy, is an unpublished paper. He gave me permission to use it as I saw fit. He Titled it, Back to the Beginning: Restoring the Church to the New Testament Pattern. I think it very worthy of consideration and discussion. Here it is. It was in Junior High School that I began to notice changes in my vision and first began wearing eyeglasses. Over the years, my vision gradually worsened, making stronger prescriptions necessary. When I was thirty-nine years old, the eye doctor told me to prepare for more drastic...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Post-Apostolic Confessions of Faith

    02/03/2010 11:45:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies · 332+ views ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part One: The Apostles’ Creed: “Life Everlasting”

    10/24/2009 9:44:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 435+ views ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part One:  The Apostles’ Creed 12.   “ Life Everlasting” Table of Contents     The closing article of the Apostles’ Creed is also the opening door to our spiritual life. In fact, in one sense everlasting life is the spiritual life. As understood in the Sacred Scriptures, eternal life begins at baptism (Romans 6:4). It is a new life, initiated by union with the death of Christ, which is symbolized and effected by baptism (Romans 6:4). It is death according to the flesh (Romans 8:12), but it is a resurrection from the life of sin (Romans 6:13). It is therefore a life...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part 1: The Apostles’ Creed: “The Resurrection of the Body”

    10/23/2009 10:25:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 367+ views ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part One:  The Apostles’ Creed 11.   “ The Resurrection of the Body” Table of Contents     We not only believe that the human soul is immortal, but that the human body is destined to rise immortal from the grave. Unlike our souls, which as spiritual substances are naturally immortal, our bodies are mortal by nature. They were not created subject to death, according to God’s original plan for mankind. But the sin of our first parents deprived them and their descendants of the gift of bodily immortality. All of us must die because we are all sinners.One of the great benefits...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part One: The Apostles’ Creed: “The Forgiveness of Sins”

    10/22/2009 7:55:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 438+ views
    The Real ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part One:  The Apostles’ Creed 10.   “ The Forgiveness of Sins” Table of Contents     It is deeply significant that the Apostles’ Creed affirms our belief in the forgiveness of sins immediately after professing our faith in the holy Catholic Church. These two mysteries belong together. On Easter Sunday, Jesus told the two saddened disciples on the way to Emmaus: “You see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that in His name repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations beginning from Jerusalem”...
  • The Essentials-the Catholic Faith,Part 1:Apostles’ Creed:"-Holy CatholicChurch:-Communion-Saints”

    10/21/2009 9:59:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 467+ views ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part One:  The Apostles’ Creed 9.   “ The Holy Catholic Church: the Communion of Saints” Table of Contents     Having professed our faith in the Holy Spirit, we continue by professing to believe in the Holy Catholic Church, of which the Holy Spirit is the soul or source of her corporate life. In one sense, the Church began with the origins of the human race. God wants to save people not only as individuals but as members of society. Consequently the Church corresponds on the level of grace to our social existence on the level of nature.The foreshadowing of the Church...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part 1: The Apostles’ Creed, “ I Believe in the Holy Spirit”

    10/20/2009 8:22:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 385+ views ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part One:  The Apostles’ Creed 8.   “ I Believe in the Holy Spirit” Table of Contents     The best way to understand what we mean by our profession of faith in the Holy Spirit is to compare it with our faith in the Son of God. In God there is intellect and will, corresponding to thinking and loving in human beings. Scripture identifies the mind of God with the Word of God, as St. John tells us: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). “So, just as the Word...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part 1: The Apostles’ Creed: “From-He-Judge-Living-Dead”

    10/19/2009 9:15:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 399+ views ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part One:  The Apostles’ Creed 7.   “ From Thence He Shall Come to Judge the Living and the Dead” Table of Contents     There is only one final judge of the human race. It is God by whom the world was first created and to whom we are destined in eternity to return. What may be less obvious is that this same Almighty God became man in the person of Christ. Consequently, Jesus Christ has the divine right to judge all mankind. Immediately we distinguish between the Lord judging us individually at the moment of death, and judging us as the...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Pt 1,Apostles’ Creed:“He Ascended-Heaven-Seated.Right-God-”

    10/18/2009 6:50:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 669+ views ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part One:  The Apostles’ Creed 6.   “ He Ascended into Heaven, and is Seated at the Right Hand of God, The Father Almighty” Table of Contents     Jesus Christ arose from the dead and remained upon earth in visible form for forty days. On the fortieth day, He ascended into heaven. As described by St. Luke, Jesus had just finished telling His disciples they would receive the power of the Holy Spirit: When He had said these things, while they looked on, He was raised up. And a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they were beholding Him...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part 1: Apostles’ Creed, Descended..Hell.Third Day..Rose..Dead

    10/17/2009 9:25:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 655+ views ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part One:  The Apostles’ Creed 5.   “ He Descended into Hell. On the Third Day, He Rose Again from the Dead” Table of Contents     There are two truths of faith affirmed in this article of the Creed. The first is that after Christ died, His soul – separated from the body – visited the souls of the faithful departed in what has come to be called the Limbo of the Fathers. The second truth is the Resurrection of Christ from the grave on Easter Sunday. While the Resurrection of Christ is far more significant, His descent “into hell” deserves to...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Apostles’ Creed:“Suffered..Pilate..Crucified,..Died..Buried”

    10/17/2009 12:25:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 667+ views ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part One:  The Apostles’ Creed 4.   “ Suffered Under Pontius Pilate, was Crucified, Died, and was Buried” Table of Contents     We get some idea of the importance of this article of the Creed from St. Paul’s statement to the Corinthians, that “I judged not myself to know anything among you, but Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” (I Corinthians 2:2). Christ’s Passion, death, and burial should be deeply understood. They are the crowning proof of God’s love for us. They are also the most powerful motive for our loving God, and the model of how we are to love Him in...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part 1: The Apostles’ Creed, “I Believe in God, the Father"

    10/13/2009 6:08:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies · 810+ views ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part One:  The Apostles’ Creed 1.   “ I Believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth” Table of Contents     The opening article of the Apostles’ Creed is also the most fundamental: It lays the foundation for everything else we believe as Christians. It is remarkable how many truths of faith are implied in the simple sentence, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.” Each of these truths has been questioned in the course of the Church’s history, and each is being challenged today. That is why as Catholics we have no choice...
  • Joseph was prepared for the keys

    06/24/2009 6:52:14 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 27 replies · 569+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | June 24, 2009 | Wayne Brickey
    An introductory page of the Doctrine and Covenants contains this statement about Joseph Smith: "He was taught by many angels; ... God had a special work for him to do" ("Explanatory Introduction," fourth paragraph). If there have ever been prophets whom we might dare to call ordinary or typical, Joseph was certainly not one of them. Though he was tutored in quiet and subtle ways, as countless others have been, he was also groomed by open ministering from "many" heavenly beings over a period of years. It is fair to ask: Why were such unusual preparations focused upon Joseph? One...
  • What’s the Point of Creeds?

    05/01/2009 10:31:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 168 replies · 2,431+ views
    CERC ^ | 1988 | Peter Kreeft
    What’s the Point of Creeds?PETER KREEFTI remember vividly how deeply moved I was as a young Protestant to hear how one of the Catholic martyrs died... Peter Kreeft I remember vividly how deeply moved I was as a young Protestant to hear how one of the Catholic martyrs died: scratching in the sand with his own blood the words of the creed, “Credo ....”( “I believe”). My heart was moved, but my head did not yet understand. What do these Catholics see in their creeds anyway? How can a set of words be worth dying for? Why have wars been...
  • Who Needs a Creed? (part 1 of 12)

    02/05/2009 1:19:16 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies · 669+ views
    NCR ^ | February 8, 2009 | Mark Shea
    I became a Christian with the help of a small group of believers on my college dorm floor. As is common in such circles, we believed that “the Bible alone” was sufficient to know Christ’s revelation and live as he wanted us to. We didn’t recite the words “No Creed but the Bible” (itself a sort of creed), but we would have sympathized with it.We had a great fear of the word “religion.”Christianity (I was taught) was a relationship, not a religion. “Religion” had about it the savor of something stiff, dried out, mummified. It was (we thought) the husk...
  • The Church is Too Important to be Left to Theologians

    01/01/2009 12:41:13 PM PST · by stand_your_ground · 10 replies · 467+ views
    Riley's Farm Journal ^ | 1-1-2009 | James Riley
    There's a strange, but very effective, sort of evasion available to people who emphasize "the basics." A lot of reformed theologians--rightly concerned that mega-churches are teaching a "make me happy" gospel--turn our attention to the basics of the faith, and remind us that Christians have less and less Biblical literacy.So far so good. However much you might like the advice, or the entertainment value, of Joel Osteen, Robert Schuller, or Oprah Winfrey, we do well to remind ourselves that they are not really preaching--much less emphasizing--the basics of the historic Christian faith. That strikes me as so obvious a reality...
  • In Joseph Smith's day prominent Americans were disgusted with the creeds of Christendom. (excerpt)

    12/25/2008 9:13:44 PM PST · by restornu · 330 replies · 3,904+ views
    In Joseph Smith's day some of the most prominent Americans were disgusted with the creeds of Christendom. Thomas Jefferson said: I [Jefferson] am a real Christian, that is to say a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus, very different from the preachers . . of the gospel, while they draw all their characteristic dogmas from what its author never said or did. They have compounded from the heathen mysteries a system beyond the comprehension of man of which Jesus, were he to return on earth, would not recognize one feature. . . . It is the speculations of crazy theologians...
  • Beginning Catholic: Creeds: Apostles, Nicene, Athanasian [Ecumenical]

    08/09/2008 1:51:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 271+ views | not avaialble | Beginning
     The Apostles Creed This is the Apostles Creed, as used in the Roman Catholic Church's liturgy. This creed is considered to be a faithful summary of the Apostles' teaching. It is the ancient baptismal symbol of the Church at Rome. (See Catechism, 194.) The Apostles Creed is one of the creeds that can be found in the Handbook of Prayers edited by James Socias. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin...
  • Beginning Catholic: The Creed Of The People Of God: The Essentials/Catholic Belief [Ecumenical]

    08/05/2008 5:35:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 544+ views ^ | not avaialable | Beginning Catholic/Pope Paul VI
     The Creed Of The People Of God: The Essentials Of Catholic Belief By Pope Paul VI Pope Paul VI wrote the Creed of the People of God in 1968 in order to proclaim the basic and essential beliefs of the Catholic faith as received from Christ. This Creed is an outstanding summary of the Catholic faith. It is brief. It covers the absolute essentials. Pope Paul VI was careful to include certain elements of the faith that were being challenged in the modern world—it speaks particularly well to "the spiritual condition of our time". I'll even read it for you!...
  • Beginning Catholic: Basic Tenets of Catholicism [Ecumenical}

    08/02/2008 10:25:25 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 994+ views
    Beginning ^ | not avaialble | Beginning
      Basic Tenets of Catholicism The basic tenets of Catholicism are the fundamental beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church. Are you looking for a quick & simple guide to basic Catholicism? Here's a primer on Catholic Church doctrine — the essential tenets of Catholicism. This page is intended as for those who are just starting out in the Catholic faith. It's a quick-reference guide to Catholicism for beginners, perfect for those working on understanding Catholicism. NOTE: I've also added another page containing Pope Paul VI's Creed of the People of God. Pope Paul VI wrote that Creed in 1968 to...
  • The Apostles' Creed -- End of the Series, Two Part Appendix [Ecumenical]

    06/12/2008 7:21:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies · 54+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert M. Haddad
    APPENDIXSYMBOLS AND PROFESSIONS OF FAITHTHE APOSTLES' CREED (DATE UNKNOWN)I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic...
  • The Apostles' Creed in the Scriptures, the Fathers ... AND LIFE EVERLASTING. AMEN. [Ecumenical]

    06/11/2008 6:11:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies · 228+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert M. Haddad
    AND LIFE EVERLASTING.AMEN."No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him" (1 Cor. 2, 9).After this life there is one of two eternities that awaits each individual: an eternity of happiness in heaven as reward for remaining faithful to God, or an eternity of misery in hell for having rejected him.The joy of heaven, once obtained, can never be lost. It consists of the Beatific Vision, that is, in seeing, possessing and loving God as He is for all eternity: "For now we see in a...
  • The Apostles' Creed in the Scriptures, the Fathers...THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY [Ecumenical]

    06/10/2008 2:40:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies · 57+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert M. Haddad
     THE RESURRECTIONOF THE BODY"For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see on my side, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!" (Job 19, 25-27).According to God's original plan for humanity, Adam and Eve and their descendants were to live in Paradise on earth until they attained a certain level of grace through a life of meritorious acts. Thereupon, each person would be assumed body...
  • The Apostle's Creed in the Scriptures, in the Fathers...THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS [Ecumenical]

    06/09/2008 6:09:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 194+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert M. Haddad
     THE FORGIVENESSOF SINS"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace" (Eph. 1, 3; 7)."All authority," said Christ to His disciples, "in heaven and on earth has been given to me" (St. Matt. 28, 18). Included in this was the power to forgive sins. The following incident in the Gospels testifies to Christ’s power to forgive sins:"When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven. Then some of the scribes said...
  • The Apostles' Creed in the Scriptures, the Fathers,....THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS [Ecumenical]

    06/07/2008 8:27:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 749+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert M. Haddad
    THE COMMUNIONOF SAINTS"If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it" (1 Cor. 12, 26-27).The Communion of Saints is the union that exists between all the members of the Church on earth, in heaven, and in purgatory. Those members on earth comprise the Church Militant; those in heaven, the Church Triumphant; those in purgatory, the Church Suffering.These three Churches, strictly speaking, form but one Church existing in three different states whose Head is Jesus Christ: "so we,...
  • The Apostles' Creed in the Scriptures, the Fathers,...THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH [Ecumenical]

    06/06/2008 9:38:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 86+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert M. Haddad
      THE HOLY CATHOLICCHURCH"…you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth" (1 Tim. 3, 15).The Holy Catholic Church is the society of the redeemed, the visible Kingdom of God upon earth, comprising all baptized persons who believe and profess the teachings of Jesus Christ, and who at the same time are in communion with His representative, the Pope of Rome. Just as there is only one God, one Lord and one Baptism, so is the Church "one and unique as...
  • The Apostles' Creed in the Scriptures, in the Fathers.....I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT [Ecumenical]

    06/05/2008 5:25:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 194+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | robert M. Haddad
    I BELIEVE IN THEHOLY SPIRIT"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever..." (St. John 14, 16).The Holy Spirit is a distinct Person yet the same Lord and God as the Father and the Son. During the period of theological heresies that racked the early Church the divinity of the Holy Spirit was specifically denied, particularly by Macedonius of Constantinople, compelling the Church to add the words "the Lord, the giver of life…with the Father and the Son He is worshipped and glorified" to the Nicene Creed. Sacred Scripture contains...

    06/04/2008 9:56:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 458+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert M. Haddad
     FROM THENCE HE SHALLCOME TO JUDGE THELIVING AND THE DEAD"This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven" (Acts 1, 11).At the last day Jesus Christ shall come again with great power and glory to judge all mankind: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them one from another...And these will go away into eternal...
  • The Apostles' Creed: HE ASCENDED...HEAVEN; SITTETH...RIGHT...GOD...FATHER ALMIGHTY [Ecumenical}

    06/03/2008 7:31:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 529+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Rober M. Haddad
     HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN; SITTETH AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY"So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God"(St. Mark 16, 19).After His Resurrection, Christ returned to His Apostles and "presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God" (Acts 1, 3). During these forty days, Christ laid the foundations for the Church He was to leave behind by bestowing on His Apostles all that was necessary for...

    06/02/2008 6:35:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies · 1,677+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert M. Haddad
     HE DESCENDED INTO HELL,THE THIRD DAY HE ROSEAGAIN FROM THE DEAD"The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day" (St. Matt. 17, 22-23). At the moment of Our Lord’s death His soul descended into that part of hell called otherwise known as the Limbo of the Patriarchs or Abraham's Bosom - the place where the souls of the Just who died before Christ were detained: "For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster,...

    05/31/2008 9:10:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 218+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert M. Haddad
    SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUSPILATE, WAS CRUCIFIED,DIED AND WAS BURIED"He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief" (Is. 53, 3).The great mission of Our Lord Jesus Christ was to redeem the world, to reconcile humanity to an offended God and restore us to His friendship. To achieve this, Our Lord had to satisfy the Divine Justice for our sins - He chose to suffer and die in our place.As the Son of God every act of Our Lord was an act of a Divine Person. Therefore, every single act of suffering on Christ’s part, every...

    05/30/2008 8:08:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 199+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert M. Haddad
     WHO WAS CONCEIVEDBY THE HOLY SPIRIT,BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY"When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law" (Gal. 4, 4). The Prophet Isaias had foretold the birth of Christ to King Achaz in the eighth century BC: "Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, His name shall be called Emmanuel (i.e., God with us)" (Is. 7, 14).When the time decreed by God the Father for sending Christ into the world had arrived, the Archangel Gabriel was sent from heaven to obtain the consent of Mary. During their...

    05/29/2008 5:24:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 458+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert M. Haddad
     AND IN JESUS CHRIST,HIS ONLY SON, OUR LORD"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life" (St. John 3, 16). "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel" (Gen. 3, 15). These words constitute what is known as the Protoevangelium, the first Gospel, or promise of a Redeemer to come. This promise formed the essential heart and hope of the religion of the Jews of the Old...
  • The Apostles' Creed, the Scriptures,the Fathers,& Catechisms Creator of Heaven & Earth [Ecumenical]

    05/28/2008 2:41:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 155+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert Haddad
    CREATOR OF HEAVENAND EARTH"In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth" (Gen. 1, 1).It is in the book of Genesis that we find recorded the story of Creation. St. John writes in the first chapter of his Gospel: "All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being" (1, 3). We are told that the world did not always exist, but was created in time. The visible universe, all living things, angels and men, sprang into being: "Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they...
  • The Apostles' Creed in the Scriptures, the Fathers, and the Catechisms [Ecumenical]

    05/27/2008 2:24:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 208+ views ^ | October 27, 1998 | Robert M. Haddad
    The Apostles' Creed in the Scriptures, the Fathers, and the CatechismsRobert M. Haddad   I BELIEVE IN GOD,THE FATHER ALMIGHTY ‘The fool says in his heart, "There is no God"’ (Ps. 14 [13]).In the first article of the Creed we state our belief in one infinite, self-existent Being, a supreme Spirit possessing every perfection in an infinite degree, having no beginning and no end.Being infinite, God possesses infinite power (omnipotence), knows all things (omniscience), and is present everywhere (omnipresence). Moreover, God is infinitely wise, holy, just, merciful, true and faithful. Outside of Himself all created things depend on God for...
  • Abominable Creed

    05/26/2008 3:47:41 PM PDT · by delacoert · 62 replies · 49+ views
    Mormon Coffee ^ | September 7, 2007 | Sharon Lindbloom
    One of the oldest Christian creeds known today is the Apostles’ Creed. The Apostles of the early church didn’t formulate the creed; rather, the Apostles’ Creed, compiled later, is comprised of a brief summary of the Apostles’ teachings. This creed, as well as other Christian creeds, is sometimes recited as a formal statement of belief. The Apostles’ Creed reads, I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and...
  • The Catholic Nicene Creed

    05/26/2008 5:58:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies · 225+ views
    Beginning ^ | not available | Beginning Catholic
     The Catholic Nicene Creed This is the Catholic Nicene Creed, as used in the Roman Catholic Church's liturgy. This creed is usually called just the "Nicene Creed." It is also called the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, after its origin in the first two Church ecumenical Councils in 325 and 381. The Catholic Nicene Creed is one of the creeds that can be found in the Handbook of Prayers edited by James Socias. We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all that is, seen and unseen.We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only...
  • We Believe in One God...: The Nicene Creed at Mass [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    05/26/2008 5:54:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies · 425+ views
    Catholics United for the ^ | not available |
    We Believe in One God...: The Nicene Creed at Mass Issue: What is the Nicene Creed? Where did it come from? When must we pray the Nicene Creed (the profession of faith) at Mass? Response: The Nicene Creed is a summary of the Deposit of Faith as handed on to the Church from Christ Himself through His Apostles. The Fathers of the First Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) formulated the Nicene Creed as a means of condemning the Arian heresy. Because of the continued threats of Arianism, the Fathers of the First Council of Constantinople (381) reformulated the Nicene Creed to...
  • Various Christian Creeds Down through the Ages

    05/25/2008 4:11:19 AM PDT · by restornu · 163 replies · 1,156+ views
    BYUTV ^ | 2000 | John W Welch
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  • Creeds, a toothless watchdog

    03/29/2005 9:04:29 AM PST · by GospelUnion · 13 replies · 241+ views
    Gospel Union ^ | March 29, 2005 | Kevin Harper
    If creeds are so useful for the truth they may contain, but are not authoritative for our salvation, then we might as well call Moby Dick by Herman Melville a creed. Scripture is quoted in the novel, so it contains some inerrant truth, right? People view creeds as watchdogs to protect a group from heresy, but if the creed has no real authority, then it is a toothless watchdog. One bit of prose is as good as another, provided there is some semblance of truth in it.As long as we are all free to dissent with this phrase or that...
  • Christian coalitions of the willing

    03/24/2005 11:30:27 AM PST · by GospelUnion · 122+ views
    Gospel Union ^ | March 23, 2005 | Kevin Harper
    I think President Bush's use of "coalitions of the willing" as a replacement for rigid treaties and lines of demarcation between allies and enemies makes an interesting application to our Christian cooperation with each other. This is particularly true in the sense that modern believers in Christ have factionalized themselves with their own rigid and outdated creedal "treaties," whether written or unwritten.
  • Bickering, bloodsport of siblings

    03/17/2005 11:46:50 AM PST · by GospelUnion · 7 replies · 276+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 17, 2005 | Robin Greene Hagey
    You should worry if your kids aren't squabbling, say the experts. Home is the lab where children can try out behaviors.There's a reason the Felicity Huffman character on ABC's hit show "Desperate Housewives" has resonated with viewers, no doubt a good many of them parents. She's the one who went from high-powered career woman to stay-at-home mom with four kids, three of them out-of-control boys who do nothing but argue, fight and generally wreak havoc wherever they go.The incessant sound of their children's bickering can drive many real-life parents to play a game of "Can you top this?" with other...
  • New Creeds (What is left out)

    11/07/2004 10:31:34 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 9 replies · 304+ views
    Grace Cathedral, San Francisco ^ | October 31, 2004 | ?
    Affirmation of Faith (All stand) Let us declare our faith in God. We believe in God the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. We believe in God the Son, who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love. We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who strengthens us with power from on high. We believe in one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.