From Our Book of Confession

The first part of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church USA is the Book of Confessions. The book contains 11 creeds, catechisms, and confessions from the early church, the Reformation and post-Reformation eras, and the twentieth century.  Each document was a genuine expression of Christian faith in its own time and place.

The earliest statement of faith found in the Book of Confessions is the Nicene Creed.  Written in 325 and revised in 381, the Nicene Creed is shared by the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and most Protestant churches.

THE NICENE CREED

1.1 We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

1.2 We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again 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 the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

1.3 We 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 worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen..