“Affirmations and summations of the faith have proved vitally important to believers, even from the earliest years of Christianity’s origins. Known as creeds, these synopses of Scripture and doctrine were used by believers as a way of sharing ecumenical testimony and orthodox beliefs.”
The Nicene creeds (there’s more than one) come from the very first ecumenical councils. In some form or another, these creeds are sung, recited, or expressed during the worship of many varieties of traditional confessional churches.
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