Sunday Devotional: I Believe

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EyeOfGod-1Nicknamed the Eye of God, the Helix Nebula is a large planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. Discovered sometime before 1824, this object is one of the closest to the Earth of all the bright planetary nebulae, a mere 700 light-years away. 

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father,
through Him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation
He came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary
and became man.
For our sake
He was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
He suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
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 and living and the dead
and His kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

Peace and Love of Christ,

~Eowyn

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  1. “For lo, His eye is upon the sparrow….”
    Which is what we must appear to be from so very far away!

     
  2. Beautiful and inspiring as usual. Thank you Dr. E. God has truly blessed you and you in turn bless us.

     
  3. The Nicene Creed! How wonderful!

     
  4. It is interesting that at the time the church adopted the Nicene Creed some Christians believed that because Jesus was divine, he did not suffer and die on the cross. In fact, Muslims believe that Jesus did not die on the cross, but was raised up to heaven without any suffering. They believe that God transformed someone else to look exactly like Jesus, who was crucified instead. The Nicene Creed is a profession of faith which states exactly what Christians believe – “He was crucified under Pontius Pilate, He suffered death and was buried.” As we enter Holy Week, I hope that the spiritual life of all Christians will be renewed and that the Divine Shepherd will lead us to one another. May God richly bless Dr. Eowyn, the contributors and commenters on this blog during this holiest of all seasons.

     
  5. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this wonderful post. At the Council of Nicea held in the 4th century, the Catholic Church Fathers set forth one of the most important communications in the history of Christianity. I do not believe humankind realizes all of the heresy that the world was engulfed in at that time, with so many false theologians and false theories. My goodness, one would have thought they lived in the 21st century. Our Lord Jesus Christ is both fully human and fully divine – the hypostatic union. To proclaim that Jesus did not suffer is to mock his suffering and mock His love for us. Incidentally, the Mormons also believe that Jesus did not actually suffer on the cross. And so the numerous heresies have continued on from the writing of the Nicene Creed, on to the present time.

    The Nicene Creed also set forth finally the important conclusion:

    “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.”

     
  6. The Nicene Creed presents to me foundational principles of Christianity. It should be repeated often, and so should the Lord’s Prayer (I will try to do better.) Thank you for the motivation.

     

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