Hear O Israel, the LORD is our God, the LORD alone (is one).
Deuteronomy 6:4

And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God."
I Kings 18:39

Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Matthew 16:16

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19

Nathan'ael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"
John 1:49

Simon Peter answered him, "Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God."
John 6:68-69

Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"
John 20:28

And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."
Acts 16:31

Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
I Corinthians 8:6

Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says "Jesus be cursed!" and no one can say "Jesus is Lord" except by the Holy Spirit.
I Corinthians 12:3

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
I Corinthians 15:3-7

Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the like ness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a tree. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:6-11

Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
I Timothy 3:16

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, with instruction about ablutions, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
Hebrews 6:1-2

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God.
I John 4:2


• Ekklesia in Jerusalem to Antioch

• Passion Narrative

• I Paul to the Thessalonians

• II Paul to the Thessalonians

• Paul to the Galatians

• II Paul to the Corinthians

• III Paul to the Corinthians

• James to the Twelve Tribes

• Paul to the Romans

• Peter to those scattered

• Peter to those of like faith

• Paul to Philemon

• Paul to the Colossians

• Paul to the Ephesians

• Paul to the Philippians

• to the Hebrews

• I Paul to Timothy

• Paul to Titus

• II Paul to Timothy

• Jude to The Sanctified

• John to the Little Children

• John to the Elect Lady

• Jesus Christ to the Ephesians

• Jesus Christ to the Laodicians

• Jesus Christ to the Pergamians

• Jesus Christ to the Philadelphians

• Jesus Christ to the Sardians

• Jesus Christ to the Smyrnaeans

• Jesus Christ to the Thyatirians

• John to Gaius

• Didache

• Epistle of Barnabas

• I Clement

• I Ignatius to the Ephesians

• Ignatius to Polycarp

• Ignatius to the Magnesians

• Ignatius to the Philadelphians

• Ignatius to the Romans

• Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans

• Ignatius to the Trallians

• Ignatius Third Epistle

• II Ignatius to the Ephesians

• Clement on Secret Mark

• Aristides' Apology

• Papias

• Polycarp to the Philippians

• Quadratus of Athens

• Shepherd of Hermas

• II Clement

• Justin Martyr Dialogue with Trypho

• Justin Martyr Discourse to the Greeks

• Justin Martyr First Apology

• Justin Martyr Fragments

• Justin Martyr Hortatory

• Justin Martyr on Resurrection

• Justin Martyr Second Apology

• Justin Martyr Sole Government of God

• Martydom of Polycarp

• Mathetes to Diognetus

• Dionysius of Corinth

• Passion of the Scillitan Martyrs

• Rhodon

• Theophilus of Caesarea

• Theophilus To Autolycus

• Muratorian Canon

• Polycrates of Ephesus

• Polycrates Epistle To Victor (fragment)

• Clement of Alexandria to the Newly Baptized

• Perpetua and Felicitas

• Apollonius

• Hippolytus On Christ And Antichrist

• Hippolytus of Rome

• Caius fragments

• Cyprian on Repentance

• Cyprian on the Vanity of Idols

• Cyprian on the Dress of Virgins

• Cyprian to Quirinus

• Cyprian on the Advantage of Patience

• Cyprian on the Lapsed

• Cyprian on Unity

• Cyprian on The Lord's Prayer

• Cyprian on the Mortality

• Cyprian To Demetrianus

• Cyprian on Works and Alms

• Cyprian on Jealousy and Envy

• Cyprian on The Shows

• Cyprian on the Glory of Martyrdom

• Cyprian to Fortunatus

• The Doctrine of Addai

• Commodianus


The Apostles' Creed

(early A.)

The Athanasian Creed

293-500 A.

The Nicene Creed [Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan]

325-381 A. (amended 589 A.)

Creed of Eusebius of Caesarea



Canons of The Holy Apostles

58 A. {uncertain}

Canons of The 318 Holy Fathers at Nice

325 A.

Canons of The Council of Laodicea

363 A.

Canons of The Councils of Ancyra, Gangra Neocaesarea, Antioch, Laodicea

363 A.

Canons of the Council of Laodicea

363 A.

Canons of The First Council of Constantinople

381 A.

Canons of The Council at Ephesus

431 A.

Canons of The Council of Chalcedon

451 A.

Council Of Orange

529 A.

Canons of The Second Council at Constantinople

553 A.

Canons of the Third Council at Constantinople

680 A.

The Canons of the Qinisext Council at Trullo

692 A.

Canons of the Seventh Council at Nicea

787 A.

Thirty-Nine Articles Of Religion

1571/1662 A.

Canons Of Dort

1619 A.


Council Of Nicaea

787 A.

The Augsburg Confession

1530 A.

The Scottish Confession

1560 A.

The Belgic Confession

1561 A.

The Heidleberg Catechism

1563 A.

Second Helvetic Confession

1566 A.

First London Baptist Confession Of Faith

1644/1646 A.

Westminister Confession Of Faith

1646 A.

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Westminister Larger Catechism

John Tombes' Short Catechism About Baptism

1659 A.

Benjamin Keach's Catechism

1677/1689 A.

Second London Baptist Confession Of Faith

1689 A.

New Hampshire Baptist Confession

1833 A.

Spurgeon's Puritan Catechism

1855 A.

Southern Baptist Abstract Of Principles

1858 A.

Baptist Faith And Message

1963 A.

Chicago Statement On Biblical Inerrancy

1978 A.

Proposed Reformed Confession Of Creation

1996 A.

The Cambridge Declaration

1996 A.


Summary of RULE OF FAITH

(Irenaeus/early A.)
"... this faith: in one God, the Father Almighty, who made the heaven and the earth and the seas and all the things that are in them; and in one Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who was made flesh for our salvation; and in the Holy Spirit, who made known through the prophets the plan of salvation, and the coming, and the birth from a virgin, and the passion, and the resurrection from the dead, and the bodily ascension into heaven of the beloved Christ Jesus, our Lord, and his future appearing from heaven in the glory of the Father to sum up all things and to raise anew all flesh of the whole human race..."

Hippolytus' Baptismal Account

(early A.)
"When the person being baptized goes down into the water, he who baptizes him, putting his hand on him, shall say: 'Do you believe in God, the Father Almighty?' And the person being baptized shall say: 'I believe.' Then holding his hand on his head, he shall baptize him once. And then he shall say: 'Do you believe in Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who was born of the Virgin Mary, and was crucified inder Pontius Pilate, and was dead and buried, and rose again the third day, alive from the dead, and ascended into heaven, and sat at the right hand of the Father, and will come to judge the living and the dead?' And when he saya: 'I believe,' he is baptized again. And again he shall say: 'Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, in the holy church, and the resurrection of the body?' The person being baptized shall say: 'I believe,' and then he is baptized a third time."

The Anathemas Against Origen

443 A.

Definition Of Chalcedon

451 A.

Anathemas Of The Second Council Of Constantinople

553 A.

Statement Of Faith Of The Third Council Of Constantinople

681 A.

Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Thesis

Synod Of Constantinople

753 A.

Edict Of The Council Of Trent

1545-1564 A.

other References:
Important Creeds & Councils
---Charles R. Biggs
Creeds and Confessions
---Phillip R. Johnson
Creeds and Confessions
Early Church Documents
---Karen Rae Keck & Norman Hugh Redington
Canons of the Seven Ecumenical Councils
Early Church Fathers
Extra Canonical Writings
---Donald D. Binder
Time Line of Church History
---(Eastern Orthodox)