Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Creeds and Today's Church
Every now and then, commenters on blogs or other social networking sites like Facebook post remarks that are keepers. Enter a comment from "Jerry," who posted the following about the historic church creeds on John Ankerberg's site . . .
"The Creeds were useful, but they did not deal with other errors that crept in like the hierarchical Church structure, Replacement Theology, allegorical biblical interpretation and baptismal regeneration. This is why these ancient Churches claim to be orthodox because they keep the creeds . . . but in the Gospel and the structure of the Church . . . they have departed from " the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints." (Jude 1:3).
Well said. I would add to the "ancient churches" some of the Emergent crowd who talk much these days about creeds such as The Apostle's Creed, claiming to adhere to them as hallmarks of their churches' orthodoxy. Sounds fine and good on the surface until you start digging deeper about what they really believe about truth, epistemology and orthodox doctrine in general. You often find they're quite liberal. And the biblical apostles most certainly would not approve.