Sunday, March 5, 2023

Corruption of the Nicene Creed?

The Creed of Nicea (A.D. 325)

We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of all things, visible and invisible;

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten from the Father, only-begotten, that is, from the essence of the Father, God from God, light from light, true God from true God, begotten not made, of one essence with the Father, through Whom all things came into being, things in heaven and things on earth, Who because of us men and because of our salvation came down and became incarnate, becoming man, suffered and rose again on the third day, ascended to the heavens, and will come again to judge the living and the dead;

And in the Holy Spirit.

The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed (A.D. 381)

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, Begotten of the Father before all ages, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, Begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father; by whom all things were made:

Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man;

And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried;

And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;

And ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father;

And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke by the Prophets;

And we believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.

We look for the Resurrection of the dead,

And the Life of the age to come. Amen.

The interesting question is this: by whom was the great temptation offered? And why does the modern Church not stand by the original Nicene Creed rather than by the corrupted one that relies upon the prestige of the original council despite having been produced 56 years later? - The Faith of the 150 Holy Fathers - Vox Popoli

And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. -

If you don't know what this is, allow me to explain. It is what the Old Testament would refer to as an abomination. It is a replica of the ark of the covenant with a statue of Mary seated above the Mercy Seat between the cherubim. Let me repeat that. Mary is seated on the Mercy Seat between the cherubim.

Anyone who is even remotely familiar with the Bible and the passages we just explored will immediately recognize this for what it is: blasphemy. Roman Catholics and those impacted by Roman Catholic hermeneutics, on the other hand, will try to find ways to justify this abomination. Your reaction to this photo is actually a good litmus test. If you are in any way sympathetic to it, you need to immediately repent.


Over the centuries Roman Catholicism has effectively elevated Mary to the position of a goddess, thereby introducing a kind of polytheistic paganism and idolatry into the Church. The claim that the ark of the covenant is a type of Mary is one plank in that case because Roman Catholics know that the Bible associates the ark exclusively with God's presence. If it can be tied to Mary, then the elevation of Mary to a quasi-divine position can be justified. There are, however, insurmountable problems with the argument. It is based on a faulty understanding of typology that allows a handful of superficial similarities to suffice as proof. It ignores the exclusive nature and purpose of the ark of the covenant. It ignores what Hebrews 9 says about the true antitype of the earthly ark. And it leads in practice to the kinds of abominations and blasphemy seen in that replica of the ark found in a Roman Catholic church.