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The Athanasian Creed

Cross 3This creed was named after Athanasius (293-373 AD) the man who fought tirelessly against attacks on the Trinity by Arian.  Athanasius was the fourth century bishop of Alexandria and while he didn’t write this creed it was written upon the doctrines he fought to keep in the orthodox church.

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The Nicene Creed 325 AD and updated in 381 AD

Cross 3The Nicene Creed, aka the Creed of Constantinople, was written to denounce heresies of the day, in particular Arianism which rejected the divinity of Christ.

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Symbolum Apostolorum (Apostle’s Creed)

Cross 3This creed arose from the earliest teachings of the apostles, but it’s not to be attributed to them directly. This creed dates back to the mid sixth century (circa 542 AD) and was used as a simple baptismal confession. There are several variations to this creed, but they’re all the same in essence and content.

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Cross 3There is nothing in a Christian’s life that will ever usurp the salvation Christ Jesus bestowed upon us.  As members of the body of Christ, also known as Christianity, we believe there’s a set parameter of what defines Christianity. And because everyone is unique you can expect there will be differences. Those differences however, don’t divide us as a body; rather, they give insight into the personalities of His creation.

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