John UK wrote: I fail to see how you arrive at this, seeing as the creed says "one baptism for the remission of sins". 1. What baptism is this referring to? 2. What sins are remitted at baptism? (note the plural)
1. What baptism is this referring to? Water baptism (e.g., "baptism now saves").
2. What sins are remitted at baptism? (note the plural) Adam's (Federal) sins.
Note: This is perhaps the most challenging of all NC phrases as Mr. (most of the time screaming) Street-Preacher demonstrates below.
John UK wrote: I like the Nicene Creed. It is simple, concise, is sound in doctrine for the most part, and summarises Christian beliefs. But....how may a man be forgiven his sins? Without such, he may not enter into heaven, but will be consigned to hell for all eternity. What does the Nicene Creed say about that? "I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins". And what does that mean?
Per Luke and the Nicene Creed: Baptism remits original sin.
Otherwise, we're to believe on the Lord Jesus and say that He is raised from the dead then you'll be saved, you and your house.
The Nicene Creed is this statement of faith which clearly defines who Jesus is, who the Father is and who the Holy Spirit is.
Jim Lincoln wrote: jj33, you answered my question, so all three organizations aren't Christian, so whatever is said should be ignored, case closed on that matter. Apparently the Webster's 1913 dictionary said something of the same thing, but was a bit more polite about it.
However, all that we are to hold to is in the Bible there are no oral traditions for us to bother with such as the Roman Catholic Tradition.
Luther coined "Sola Scriptura" (Circa 1520) which means the Bible, the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible.
Any dictionary or commentary is an accretion, a barnacle, on Protestant hulls.
Thus, over time and with enough accretions, these significantly alter the many Protestant vessels' destinations.
Therefore, as you stated, "All that we are to hold to is in the Bible there are no oral traditions for us to bother with."
Jim Lincoln wrote: There has been No Change in Message or Method in proclaiming the Gospel, it can well bring tears to eyes of those who are to be saved, but for the those who are disinterested, the message itself will bore them to tears.
Since the Nicene Creed is our Christian family story summary -- the Gospel in a nutshell -- what Reformation creed has supplanted it? Most mainline denominations ignore the Nicene Creed. What Mega-church pastor has even heard of it?
Meanwhile, the RCC has been reciting this Gospel summary, world-wide, every Lord's Day, for 1,600 years.
There truly has been no change in this message or method.