Malankara World

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?

By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil


34. The Creed of the Church

[The Church during the three Universal Councils (4th and 5th century AD) drew the creed of the church. At that time, Christians throughout, accepted that the Holy Spirit guided the making of the creed]

We believe in one true God (John 10:29), the Father Almighty (Mat 5:16), Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. (Genesis)

And in one Lord (Exodus 20:2), Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, (John 3:16, Mat 3:17, 16: 16, 17:5, John 5:32, 37; Roma 1:4) Who was begotten of the Father before all worlds (Colos. 1:15, 17); light of light (John 8:12, 1:8), true God of true God; (1 John 5:20) begotten and not made (John 1:14); and being of one substance with His Father (Colosi. 1:15, Phili 2:6, 2 Cori 4:4, Heb 1:3), by Whom all things were made; (John 1:3, 1 Cori 8:6, Col 1:16) Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven (Mat 1:21, Luk 2:11, John 4:42, Phili 2:6,8, 2 Cori 8:9, John 3:13) and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God (Luk. 1:35, 43, 8:25, 23:50, 53, Mark 10:45, Isaiah 7:14, Hebrews 2:18, 4:15, John 19:5, Mat 8:20, 11:19, 13:54) And He became man, and was crucified for us in the days of Pontius Pilate (Mat. 27:17, 26:35,50,59,60), and He suffered, died and was buried (1 Peter 3; 18, 2:21, 4:1, Roma. 6:1, Colo. 1:20), and the third day He rose according to His will (Mat 28: 6,7), and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of His Father (Acts 1:9, 7:55, 56, 1 John 2:2); and He will come again with great glory to judge both the living and the dead (Mat 16:2, 2 Peter 3:13-16 Acts 10:42, 2 Timothy 4:1); and His kingdom shall have no end (Luke 1, 12:32, 1:33).

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life to all (John 6:63, Roman 8:11), Who proceeds from the Father (John 14, 16, 26, 15:26); Who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified (John 16:14), Who spoke through the Prophets and Apostles (2 Peter1: 21, Mat 10:20, Acts 16:6, 28, 26, 27, 5:3). And in One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church (Mat. 16:18).

We confess one baptism for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38, 22:16). And we look for the resurrection of the dead (Mat, 1 Thess.), and the new life in the world to come (1 Timothy) Amen.

This is the creed of the church. There is not a single phrase or sentence in the creed which is not Biblical.

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