The Nicene Creed According to Scripture

June 22nd, 2013 Post by

We published this a year ago; I note that it’s making its way around facebook again, so I thought it might be useful to republish our version (with mouseover of bible verses, and a reading of the creed so you can follow along).

Posted originally by Chris Rosebrough on Letter of Marque; published previously by BJS here.

By Richard Gilbert.



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As with any bible verse on BJS, hold your mouse over a Biblical text reference to view it.


The Father

I Believe Rom. 10:9, Jas 2:19, John 14:1
In one God, Deut. 6:4, Is. 44:6
The Father Is. 63:16, 2 Pet 1:17, Matt. 6:9
Almighty, Gen. 17:1, Ps. 91:1, Rev. 4:8
Maker Job 4:17, 35:10, Is. 17:7, 54:5
of heaven Gen 1:1, 8
and earth Ps. 104:5, Jer. 51:15
and of all things Gen 1:31
visible and invisible. Ps. 89:11-12, Amos 4:13, Rev. 3:5, Col. 1:16

The Son

And in one Lord Eph. 4:5
Jesus Christ, Acts 10:36, 11:17, Rom. 1:7, 5:1, 1 Cor 1:2, 6:11, 2 Cor. 1:2, 8:9, Gal. 1:3, 6:14, Eph. 1:2, 3:11, Phil. 1:2, 3:20, Col. 1:3, 2:6, 1 Thes. 1:1, 5:9, 2 Thes. 1:1, 2:14, 1 Tim. 6:3, 14, 2 Tim. 1:2, Philemon 1:3, 25, Heb. 13:20, Jas. 1:1, 2:1, 1 Pet. 1:3, 3:15, 2 Pet. 1:8, 14, Jude 17, 21, Rev. 22:20-21
the only-begotton, John 1:18
Son of God, Matt 3:17, John 3:16
Begotten of His Father, Heb. 1:5
Before all worlds, John 1:1, Col. 1:17, 1 John 1:1
God of God, Jn 1:1-2
Light of Light, Ps 27:1; Jn 1:9; 8:12, 12:35-36; 1 Jn 1:5-7; Mt 17:2, 5
very God of very God, Jn 5:18, 8:58, 17:1-5
begotten, John 1:1, Heb. 1:5
Not Made, Mic. 5:2, John 1:18, 17:5
Being of one substance with the Father, John 10:30, 14:9
By whom all things were made; 1 Cor. 8:6, Col 1:16
Who for us men Matt 20:28, John 10:10
and for our salvation Matt 1:21, Luke 19:10
came down from heaven Rom. 10:6, Eph. 4:10
and was incarnate Col. 2:9
by the Holy Spirit Matt 1:18
of the Virgin Mary Luke 1:34-35
and was made man; John 1:14
and was crucified Matt. 20:19, John 19:18, Rom. 5:6, 8, 2 Cor. 13:4
also for us Rom. 5:8, 2 Cor. 5:15
under Pontius Pilate. Matt. 27:2, 26, 1 Tim 6:13
He suffered 1 Pet. 2:21, Heb. 2:10
and was buried. Mark 15:46, 1 Cor. 15:4
And the third day Matt. 27:63, 28:1, 1 Cor. 15:4
He rose again Mark 16:6, 2 Tim. 2:8
according to the Scriptures Ps. 16:10, Luke 24:25-27, 1 Cor. 15:4
and ascended Luke 24:51, Acts 1:9
Into heaven Mark 16:19, Acts 1:11
and sits at the right hand of the Father. Ps. 110:1, Matt. 26:64, Acts 7:56, Heb. 1:3
And He will come again Jn. 14:3, 1 Thes. 4:16
with glory Matt. 16:27, 24:30, 25:31, 26:64, Mark. 8:38, Col. 3:4
to judge Matt. 25:31-46, Acts 17:31
both the living and the dead, Acts 10:42, 1 Pet. 4:5
whose kingdom John 18:36, 2 Tim. 4:1, 18
will have no end. Luke 1:33, Rev. 11:15, Ps. 145:13

The Holy Spirit

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, Matt. 28:19, Acts 13:2
The Lord 2 Cor. 3:17
And giver of life, John 6:63, Rom. 7:6, 8:2, 2 Cor. 3:6
who proceeds from the father John 14:16-17
and the Son, John 15:26, Rom. 8:9, Gal. 4:6
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped Luke 4:8, John 4:24
and glorified John 4:24, 1 Tim. 1:17
Who spoke by the prophets. 1 Pet. 1:10-11, 2 Pet 1:21
And I believe in one 1 Cor. 10:16-17, 12:12-13
Holy Eph. 3:16-17, 5:27, 1 Pet. 2:9
Catholic 1 Cor. 1:2
and Apostolic Eph. 2:20, Rev. 21:14
Church, Acts 20:28, Eph. 1:22-23, Col. 1:24, Heb. 12:23, 1 Pet. 2:9
I acknowledge one Baptism John 3:5, Rom. 6:3, Eph. 4:5
For the remission of sins, Acts 2:38, 1 Pet. 3:21, Tit. 3:5
And I look for the resurrection of the dead 1 Thes. 4:16, 1 Cor. 15:12-13, 16, 52
And the life of the world to come. 1 Cor 15:54-57, Rev. 22:5
Amen. Ps. 41:13, 2 Cor. 1:20



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  1. June 22nd, 2013 at 11:32 | #1

    Somehow I missed this last time. To Facebook it shall go!

  2. walter throm
    June 23rd, 2013 at 14:39 | #2

    Nice. I would like to see this type of explanation for the Athanation Creed.

  3. Jeff H
    June 23rd, 2013 at 21:15 | #3

    Where is the Scriptural basis for the filoque? Guess there isn’t any….

  4. Rev. Matthew Lorfeld
    June 23rd, 2013 at 22:56 | #4

    @Jeff H #3

    and the Son, John 15:26, Rom. 8:9, Gal. 4:6

  5. Lydian Archer
    June 24th, 2013 at 14:43 | #5

    I have often wondered why, after “He rose again” we say “according to the scriptures”. It seems to me that is not needed. We believe “He rose again” so why do we need to refer that it is according to the scriptures?

  6. Nate Bargmann
    June 25th, 2013 at 08:01 | #6

    @Lydian Archer #5

    The last link to 1 Cor 15:4 hints to me that “scriptures” implies prophecies, providing further proof that Christ is the fulfillment of the law and of all that was written of him of old as told to the prophets by the Spirit. I’ll assume that at the time St. Paul penned that verse that his first letter to the Corinthians was not yet a part of the canon scriptures! So, he was referring to the scriptures used by the Jews and most likely also given to the gentiles as part of Paul’s ministry which we now call the Old Testament that is the prophecy of Christ to come.

    Unless I’m mistaken, “according to the scriptures” is shorthand for “according to the inspired prophets foretelling of the Christ”.

  7. Nicholas
    June 25th, 2013 at 20:02 | #7

    Cyberbrethren has the Apostle’s Creed with Scriptural citations:

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