Ever been asked where in the bible the Nicene Creed is?
Or been challenged that the Nicene Creed is man made and not from the bible?
This is common.....especially with people on a journey and new to the faith, or people wanting to go deeper when they have had a surface level approach to faith for some time...
My general response has been.
The Nicene Creed (or the Apostles Creed) are a summary of what is in the bible about God and his relationship with us. I find it an excellent way to remember some of the essentials of God. I can remember the creeds but find it difficult to remember the entire bible.
Now my task is made even easier...The Urban Ministry Institute has developed a one page handout that shows biblical support/references for each line of the Nicene Creed. You can get it at http://www.tumi.org/images/stories/pdf/nicenecreedscripture.pdf