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The Catholic Creed: Nicene Creed at the first Nicene council - 325 A.D,

The Catholic Creed: Nicene Creed at the first Nicene council - 325 A.D,

This below is the original Nicene Creed at the first Nicene Council. St. Athanasius presbyter of Alexandria (later its Bishop who with St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, withstood the Arian heresy without any retreat) was its principle proponent. We are indebted to him for this direct clear simple statement of faith. The second Nicene council some years later added some words.

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father, the only-begotten; that is, of the essence of the Father, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made both in heaven and on earth; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down and was incarnate and was made man; he suffered, and the third day he rose again, ascended into heaven; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. And in the Holy Spirit. But those who say: 'There was a time when he was not;' and 'He was not before he was made;' and 'He was made out of nothing,' or 'He is of another substance' or 'essence,' or 'The Son of God is created,' or 'changeable,' or 'alterable'—they are condemned by the holy catholic and apostolic Church.


Matthew 24

Christ foretells the destruction of the temple, with the signs that shall come before it and before the last judgment. We must always watch.

1 And Jesus being come out of the temple, went away. And his disciples came to show him the buildings of the temple. 
And he answering, said to them: Do you see all these things? Amen I say to you there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be destroyed. 

And he answering, said to them: Do you see all these things? Amen I say to you there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be destroyed. Our Lord Jesus Christ in 30 A.D. (Who was born of the Holy Spirit and the Blessed Virgin Mary in 4 B.C) prophesied the destruction of the temple.

--This was fulfilled in 70 A.D. when Titus sacked the temple. The stones of the temple  were joined together by thin strips of gold. Titus had his soldiers take down every stone in order to get all the gold. The stones were left that way. The so called wailing wall there today was never part of the temple but only an earth retaining wall outside of the temple

40 years as the Hebrews counted it was one generation. The prophecies here are twofold, 2,000 years ago and also in the future when the Antichrist rebuilds the temple of Remphan there and brings together all the false gods that have ever been and puts them at his service by the power of Satan. This will last only a very short time and then Our Lord Jesus Christ will return from heaven and destroy the Antichrist and the False Prophet (the two beasts of Apocalypse 13) and all its minions and the Devil into the lake of fire with a word of command. Do NOT take the Mark of the Beast and have nothing to do with any of it upon pain of eternal damnation.

3 And when he was sitting on mount Olivet, the disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell us when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the world? 
4 And Jesus answering, said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you: 
5 For many will come in my name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many.

6 And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places: 
8 Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows. 
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name' s sake. 
10 And then shall many be scandalized: and shall betray one another: and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many. 

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many. 
-- We see the number growing daily.

12 And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. 
13 But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved. 
14 And this gospel of the kingdom, shall be preached in the whole world, for a testimony to all nations, and then shall the consummation come. 
15 When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand.

16 Then they that are in Judea, let them flee to the mountains: 
17 And he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take any thing out of his house: 
18 And he that is in the field, let him not go back to take his coat. 
19 And woe to them that are with child, and that give suck in those days. 
20 But pray that your flight be not in the winter, or on the sabbath.

21 For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. 
22 And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened. 
23 Then if any man shall say to you: Lo here is Christ, or there, do not believe him. 
24 For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. 
25 Behold I have told it to you, beforehand.

26 If therefore they shall say to you: Behold he is in the desert, go ye not out: Behold he is in the closets, believe it not.
27 For as lightning cometh out of the east, and appeareth even into the west: so shall the coming of the Son of man be. 
28 Wheresoever the body shall be, there shall the eagles also be gathered together. 
29 And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be moved: 
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn: and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty.

28 Wheresoever: The coming of Christ shall be sudden, and manifest to all the world, like lightning: and wheresoever he shall come, thither shall all mankind be gathered to him, as eagles are gathered about a dead body.

29 The stars: Or flaming meteors resembling stars.

30 The sign: The cross of Christ.

31 And he shall send his angels with a trumpet, and a great voice: and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them. 
32 And from the fig tree learn a parable: When the branch thereof is now tender, and the leaves come forth, you know that summer is nigh. 
33 So you also, when you shall see all these things, know ye that it is nigh, even at the doors. 
34 Amen I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. 
35 Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass.

34 generation -- in Biblical Greek the word means both the 40 years of the Hebrew's generation and any length of time. Again, the prophecy is twofold, 2,000 years ago and in the future.

35 Shall pass: Because they shall be changed at the end of the world into a new heaven and new earth. See: The Apocalypse, the Book of the Revelation: 21.

New Heaven and New Earth

1 ¶ I saw a new heaven and a new [1] earth. For the first heaven and the first earth was gone: and the sea is now no more. … Scripture reference – Isaiah: 65:17!; 2 Pt.: 3:13
2 And I, John, saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 21:10; 3:12; IV Esr.: 13:36; Isaiah: 61:10!
3 And I heard a great voice from the throne, saying: Behold the tabernacle of God with men: and he will dwell with them. And they shall be his people: and God himself with them shall be their God. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 16:17; 19:5; Jn.:1:14; Lv.: 26:11, 12!; 2 Cor.:6:16!
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more. Nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 7:17; Isaiah: 25:8; 65:19!

36 But of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the angels of heaven, but the Father alone. 
37 And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 
38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark,

38 marrying 
-- Marriage per se is not condemned. But choosing anything over obedience to God and His Christ, the Son of God is condemned.

39 And they knew not till the flood came, and took them all away; so also shall the coming of the Son of man be. 
40 Then two shall be in the field: one shall be taken, and one shall be left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill: one shall be taken, and one shall be left. 
42 Watch ye therefore, because ye know not what hour your Lord will come. 
43 But know this ye, that if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open. 
44 Wherefore be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come. 
45 Who, thinkest thou, is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath appointed over his family, to give them meat in season.

46 Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come he shall find so doing. 
47 Amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his goods. 

Verses 46 and 47 
-- We are to be doing what we were told to by Our Lord Jesus Christ at all times.

48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart: My lord is long a coming: 
49 And shall begin to strike his fellow servants, and shall eat and drink with drunkards: 
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day that he hopeth not, and at an hour that he knoweth not:

Verses 48 through 50
--  In the parable of Our Lord Jesus Christ, "strike his fellow servants" means to turn against those who retain the true faith; "eat and drink with drunkards" means to partake of false fellowship with the infidels/pantheist monist ecumenists who are/will be drawn to the service of the Antichrist and be damned with him for eternity in hell. In a lighter but still to be heeded sense it means luxurious living, Our Lord Jesus Christ warned that we cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

51 And shall separate him, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

51 hypocrites
-- Literally 'face actors,' pretense with no actual faith or works at all.

weeping and gnashing of teeth
-- Eternal damnation in hell is meant.

Below, as flawed as Malachi Martin was in a few small things even after his reconversion to Christ and his leaving the apostate Vatican II non-church, we are thankful for the wealth of information he left as a warning to have nothing to do with the Great Apostasy, which is Vatican II and the pantheist monist infidel syncretism of "ecumenism." Have nothing to do with it upon pain of damnation.

See: The Apocalypse, the Book of the Revelation: 18. For the absolute warning from Our Lord Jesus Christ and heaven about this.

See this for examples of Apostasy and False Prophets all warned of by Our Lord Jesus Christ for us to have nothing to do with ever. Amen.

The Catholic Creed: The Vatican Findings of Malachi Martin - Lucifer's Lodge Found!

See St. Irenaeus on St.Matthew's Gospel Chapter 24:

St. Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book III – 180 A.D.

Chapter VIII.-Answer to an Objection, Arising from the Words of Christ (Matt. VI. 24). God Alone is to Be Really Called God and Lord, for He is Without Beginning and End.

1. This calumny, then, of these men, having been quashed, it is clearly proved that neither the prophets nor the apostles did ever name another God, or call [him] Lord, except the true and only God. Much more [would this be the case with regard to] the Lord Himself, who did also direct us to "render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's; "57 naming indeed Caesar as Caesar, but confessing God as God. In like manner also, that [text] which says, "Ye cannot serve two masters,"58 He does Himself interpret, saying, "Ye cannot serve God and mammon; "acknowledging God indeed as God, but mentioning mammon, a thing having also an existence. He does not call mammon Lord when He says, "Ye cannot serve two masters; "but He teaches His disciples who serve God, not to be subject to mammon, nor to be ruled by it. For He says, "He that committeth sin is the slave of sin."59 Inasmuch, then, as He terms those "the slaves of sin" who serve sin, but does not certainly call sin itself God, thus also He terms those who serve mammon "the slaves of mammon," not calling mammon God. For mammon is, according to the Jewish language, which the Samaritans do also use, a covetous man, and one who wishes to have more than he ought to have. But according to the Hebrew, it is by the addition of a syllable (adjunctive) called Mamuel,60 and signifies gulosum, that is, one whose gullet is insatiable. Therefore, according to both these things which are indicated, we cannot serve God and mammon.

2. But also, when He spoke of the devil as strong, not absolutely so, but as in comparison with us, the Lord showed Himself under every aspect and truly to be the strong man, saying that one can in no other way "spoil the goods of a strong man, if he do not first bind the strong man himself, and then he will spoil his house."61 Now we were the vessels and the house of this [strong man] when we were in a state of apostasy; for he put us to whatever use he pleased, and the unclean spirit dwelt within us. For he was not strong, as opposed to Him who bound him, and spoiled his house; but as against those persons who were his tools, inasmuch as he caused their thought to wander away from God: these did the Lord snatch from his grasp. As also Jeremiah declares, "The Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and has snatched him from the hand of him that was stronger than he."62 If, then, he had not pointed out Him who binds and spoils his goods, but had merely spoken of him as being strong, the strong man should have been unconquered. But he also subjoined Him who obtains and retains possession; for he holds who binds, but he is held who is bound. And this he did without any comparison, so that, apostate slave as he was, he might not be compared to the Lord: for not he alone, but not one of created and subject things, shall ever be compared to the Word of God, by whom all things were made, who is our Lord Jesus Christ.

3. For that all things, whether Angels, or Archangels, or Thrones, or Dominions, were both established and created by Him who is God over all, through His Word, John has thus pointed out. For when he had spoken of the Word of God as having been in the Father, he added, "All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made."63 David also, when he had enumerated [His] praises, subjoins by name all things whatsoever I have mentioned, both the heavens and all the powers therein: "For He commanded, and they were created; He spake, and they were made." Whom, therefore, did He command? The Word, no doubt, "by whom," he says, "the heavens were established, and all their power by the breath of His mouth."64 But that He did Himself make all things freely, and as He pleased, again David says, "But our God is in the heavens above, and in the earth; He hath made all things whatsoever He pleased."65 But the things established are distinct from Him who has established them, and what have been made from Him who has made them. For He is Himself uncreated, both without beginning and end, and lacking nothing. He is Himself sufficient for Himself; and still further, He grants to all others this very thing, existence; but the things which have been made by Him have received a beginning. But whatever things had a beginning, and are liable to dissolution, and are subject to and stand in need of Him who made them, must necessarily in all respects have a different term [applied to them], even by those who have but a moderate capacity for discerning such things; so that He indeed who made all things can alone, together with His Word, properly be termed God and Lord: but the things which have been made cannot have this term applied to them, neither should they justly assume that appellation which belongs to the Creator.

Chapter IX.-One and the Same God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, is He Whom the Prophets Foretold, and Who Was Declared by the Gospel. Proof of This, at the Outset, from St. Matthew's Gospel.

1. This, therefore, having been clearly demonstrated here (and it shall yet be so still more clearly), that neither the prophets, nor the apostles, nor the Lord Christ in His own person, did acknowledge any other Lord or God, but the God and Lord supreme: the prophets and the apostles confessing the Father and the Son; but naming no other as God, and confessing no other as Lord: and the Lord Himself handing down to His disciples, that He, the Father, is the only God and Lord, who alone is God and ruler of all;-it is incumbent on us to follow, if we are their disciples indeed, their testimonies to this effect. For Matthew the apostle-knowing, as one and the same God, Him who had given promise to Abraham, that He would make his seed as the stars of heaven,66 and Him who, by His Son Christ Jesus, has called us to the knowledge of Himself, from the worship of stones, so that those who were not a people were made a people, and she beloved who was not beloved67 -declares that John, when preparing the way for Christ, said to those who were boasting of their relationship [to Abraham] according to the flesh, but who had their mind tinged and stuffed with all manner of evil, preaching that repentance which should call them back from their evil doings, said, "O generation of vipers, who hath shown you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruit meet for repentance. And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham [to our] father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham."68 He preached to them, therefore, the repentance from wickedness, but he did not declare to them another God, besides Him who made the promise to Abraham; he, the forerunner of Christ, of whom Matthew again says, and Luke likewise, "For this is he that was spoken of from the Lord by the prophet, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight the paths of our God. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough into smooth ways; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God."69 There is therefore one and the same God, the Father of our Lord, who also promised, through the prophets, that He would send His forerunner; and His salvation-that is, His Word-He caused to be made visible to all flesh, [the Word] Himself being made incarnate, that in all things their King might become manifest. For it is necessary that those [beings] which are judged do see the judge, and know Him from whom they receive judgment; and it is also proper, that those which follow on to glory should know Him who bestows upon them the gift of glory.

2. Then again Matthew, when speaking of the angel, says, "The angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in sleep."70 Of what Lord he does himself interpret: "That it may be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, Out of Egypt have I called my son."71 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel; which is, being interpreted, God with us."72 David likewise speaks of Him who, from the virgin, is Emmanuel: "Turn not away the face of Thine anointed. The Lord hath sworn a truth to David, and will not turn from him. Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy seat."73 And again: "In Judea is God known; His place has been made in peace, and His dwelling in Zion."74 Therefore there is one and the same God, who was proclaimed by the prophets and announced by the Gospel; and His Son, who was of the fruit of David's body, that is, of the virgin of [the house of] David, and Emmanuel; whose star also Balaam thus prophesied: "There shall come a star out of Jacob, and a leader shall rise in Israel."75 But Matthew says that the Magi, coming from the east, exclaimed "For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him; "76 and that, having been led by the star into the house of Jacob to Emmanuel, they showed, by these gifts which they offered, who it was that was worshipped; myrrh, because it was He who should die and be buried for the mortal human met; gold, because He was a King, "of whose kingdom is no end; "77 and frankincense, because He was God, who also "was made known in Judea,"78 and was "declared to those who sought Him not."79

3. And then, [speaking of His] baptism, Matthew says, "The heavens were opened, and He saw the Spirit of God, as a dove, coming upon Him: and lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."80 For Christ did not at that time descend upon Jesus, neither was Christ one and Jesus another: but the Word of God-who is the Saviour of all, and the ruler of heaven and earth, who is Jesus, as I have already pointed out, who did also take upon Him flesh, and was anointed by the Spirit from the Father-was made Jesus Christ, as Esaias also says, "There shall come forth a rod from the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise from his root; and the Spirit of God shall rest upon Him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and piety, and the spirit of the fear of God, shall fill Him. He shall not judge according to glory,81 nor reprove after the manner of speech; but He shall dispense judgment to the humble man, and reprove the haughty ones of the earth."82 And again Esaias, pointing out beforehand His unction, and the reason why he was anointed, does himself say, "The Spirit of God is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me: He hath sent Me to preach the Gospel to the lowly, to heal the broken up in heart, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and sight to the blind; to announce the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance; to comfort all that mourn."83 For inasmuch as the Word of God was man from the root of Jesse, and son of Abraham, in this respect did the Spirit of God rest upon Him, and anoint Him to preach the Gospel to the lowly. But inasmuch as He was God, He did not judge according to glory, nor reprove after the manner of speech. For "He needed not that any should testify to Him of man,84 for He Himself knew what was in man."85 For He called all men that mourn; and granting forgiveness to those who had been led into captivity by their sins, He loosed them from their chains, of whom Solomon says, "Every one shall be holden with the cords of his own sins."86 Therefore did the Spirit of God descend upon Him, [the Spirit] of Him who had promised by the prophets that He would anoint Him, so that we, receiving from the abundance of His unction, might be saved. Such, then, [is the witness] of Matthew.

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