36. Why does the Profession of Faith begin with the words, “I believe in God”?

The Profession of Faith begins with these words because the affirmation “I believe in God” is the most important, the source of all the other truths about man and about the world, and about the entire life of everyone who believes in God.


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198. Our profession of faith begins with God, for God is the First and the Last, The beginning and the end of everything. the Credo begins with God the Father, for the Father is the first divine person of the Most Holy Trinity; our Creed begins with the creation of heaven and earth, for creation is the beginning and the foundation of all God's works.

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199. "I believe in God": this first affirmation of the Apostles' Creed is also the most fundamental. the whole Creed speaks of God, and when it also speaks of man and of the world it does so in relation to God. the other articles of the Creed all depend on the first, just as the remaining Commandments make the first explicit. the other articles help us to know God better as he revealed himself progressively to men. "The faithful first profess their belief in God."


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the message of redemption present in the book of Abdias, specifically in Abdias 1:17?

What is the importance of faith in the Christian life, according to the Bible?

Who was Hezekiah in the Bible and how does his story teach us about the importance of trusting God?

What was King Belshazzar’s judgment and how did his fall contribute to the fulfillment of biblical prophecies in Daniel 5?

The story of Daniel in the lions’ den (Daniel 6)

What does the story of the offering of manna in the book of Numbers teach us about God’s daily provision in our lives? (Numbers 11)

The law of forgiveness: What does the law of forgiveness in Leviticus teach us about God’s mercy and justice? (Leviticus 19:17-18)

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