The Nature of God the Father I
(Begin by reading Psalm 139)
After the Apostles Creed the Nicene Creed is perhaps the most well known (or at least the most well heard of) creed of the ancient church. In the year 325 AD the council of Nicea published what is effectively an expansion and clarification of the Apostles Creed. It was necessary because in large part one of the struggles the church was dealing with was the Arian heresy which denied that Jesus Christ was God. Therefore the Nicene creed was crafted in order to clarify the deity of Jesus Christ, as such that is where the bulk of the wording rests. On a side note, the Arian heresy has been resurrected in these days under the guise of the Jehovah’s witnesses and the watchtower society. There is nothing new under the sun, and the same Biblical evidence which condemns Arianism, also condemns the Jehovah’s witnesses as a cult – condemned to hell for rejecting what the Bible clearly says about Jesus.