Sound doctrine opens the skylight of our imagination.
It blows holes in small-minded religiosity.
It let’s in the fresh air of God’s infinity.
To deny the divinity of Christ is to flatten the story of our embrace by the divine life,
so that we are left with the account of an inspirational teacher, one of thousands.
Denial of the humanity of Christ undermines our belief in God’s utter closeness
in becoming one of us.
We would be left with a celestial ghost clothed in human appearances.
So the Creed is always summoning us to carry on the journey into the infinite mystery of God
rather than wandering down some neglected path that leads to a dead end.
WE BELIEVE in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
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:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
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.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He 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.