Whosoever will be saved: before all things it is necessary
that he hold the Faith of the universal Church.
Which Faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled:
without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.
And the Faith of the Universal Church is this: That we
worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity;
Neither confounding the Persons: nor dividing the
For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son:
and another of the Holy Spirit.
But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy
Spirit is all one: the Glory equal, the Majesty co-eternal.
Such as the Father is, such is the Son: and such is the Holy
The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate: and the Holy Spirit
The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible:
and the holy Spirit incomprehensible.
The Father eternal, the Son eternal: and the Holy Spirit
And yet they are not three eternals: but one eternal.
As also there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three
uncreated: but one uncreated and one incomprehensible.
So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty: and the
Holy Spirit Almighty.
And yet they are not three Almighties: but one Almighty.
So the Father is God, the Son is God: and the Holy Spirit is
And yet they are not three Gods: but one God.
So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord: and the Holy
And yet not three Lords: but one Lord.
For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity: to
acknowledge every Person by Himself to be God and Lord;
So are we forbidden by the Universal Church; to say, There
be three Gods, or three Lords.
The Father is made of none: neither created nor begotten.
The Son is of the Father alone: not made, nor created, but
The Holy Spirit is of the Father and of the Son: neither made,
nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.
So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son not three
Sons; one Holy Spirit, not three Holy Spirits.
And in this Trinity none is afore, or after other; none is
greater, or less than another;
But the whole three Persons are coeternal together: and co-
So that in all things, as is aforesaid: the Unity in Trinity, and
the Trinity in Unity is to be worshipped.
He therefore that will be saved: must thus think of the Trinity.
Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting salvation: that he
also believe rightly in the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus
For the right Faith is, that we believe and confess: that our
Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man.
God, of the Substance of the Father, begotten before the
worlds: and Man, of the Substance of his Mother, born in the
Perfect God, and Perfect Man: of a reasonable soul and
human flesh subsisting;
Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead: and inferior to
the Father, as
Who although he be God and Man: yet he is not two, but one
One; not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh: but by
taking of the Manhood into God;
One altogether; not by confusion of substance: but by unity
For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one man: so God and
Man is one Christ;
Who suffered for our salvation: descended into hell, rose
again the third day from the dead.
He ascended into heaven, He sitteth on the right hand of the
Father, God Almighty: from whence He shall come to judge
the quick and the dead.
At whose coming all men shall rise again with their bodies:
and shall give account for their own works.
And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting:
and they that have done evil into everlasting fire.
This is the Faith of the Universal Church: which except a
man believe faithfully, he cannot be saved.
Glory to God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As in the beginning,
so now and forever, Amen.