wants to be saved should above all cling to the catholic faith.
does not guard it whole and inviolable will doubtless perish
is the catholic faith: We worship one God in trinity and the
Trinity in unity, neither confusing the persons nor dividing
the divine being.
Father is one person, the Son is another, and the Spirit is
deity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is one, equal in glory,
coeternal in majesty.
Father is, the Son is, and so is the Holy Spirit.
is the Father; uncreated is the Son; uncreated is the Spirit.
is infinite; the Son is infinite; the Holy Spirit is infinite.
is the Father; eternal is the Son; eternal is the Spirit: And
yet there are not three eternal beings, but one who is eternal;
as there are not three uncreated and unlimited beings, but one
who is uncreated and unlimited.
is the Father; almighty is the Son; almighty is the Spirit:
And yet there are not three almighty beings, but one who is
Father is God; the Son is God; the Holy Spirit is God: And yet
there are not three gods, but one God.
Father is Lord; the Son is Lord; the Holy Spirit is Lord: And
yet there are not three lords, but one Lord.
truth compels us to acknowledge each distinct person as God
and Lord, so catholic religion forbids us to say that there
are three gods or lords.
was neither made nor created nor begotten; the Son was neither
made nor created, but was alone begotten of the Father; the
Spirit was neither made nor created, but is proceeding from
the Father and the Son.
is one Father, not three fathers; one Son, not three sons; one
Holy Spirit, not three spirits.
And in this
Trinity, no one is before or after, greater or less than the
other; but all three persons are in themselves, coeternal and
coequal; and so we must worship the Trinity in unity and the
one God in three persons.
wants to be saved should think thus about the Trinity.
It is necessary
for eternal salvation that one also faithfully believe that
our Lord Jesus Christ became flesh.
is the true faith that we believe and confess: That our Lord
Jesus Christ, God's Son, is both God and man.
He is God,
begotten before all worlds from the being of the Father, and
he is man, born in the world from the being of his mother —
existing fully as God, and fully as man with a rational soul
and a human body; equal to the Father in divinity, subordinate
to the Father in humanity.
he is God and man, he is not divided, but is one Christ.
He is united
because God has taken humanity into himself; he does not transform
deity into humanity.
He is completely
one in the unity of his person, without confusing his natures.
For as the
rational soul and body are one person, so the one Christ is
God and man.
death for our salvation. He descended into hell and rose again
from the dead.
into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
come again to judge the living and the dead.
At his coming
all people shall rise bodily to give an account of their own
have done good will enter eternal life, those who have done
evil will enter eternal fire.
the catholic faith.
be saved without believing this firmly and faithfully.