Again, the Internet Monk has an interesting post in his series on “Evangelical Liturgy,” this time on the use (or non-use) of the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. It has never occurred to me that any church would not subscribe to either of these creeds- in fact, I would have said that any church that didn’t hold to the creeds was heterodox. For that matter, I probably would still say this. Of course, not officially holding to the creeds doesn’t mean they don’t believe in them, but still…
I guess that just goes to show once again that I am obviously not – and never have been – an evangelical in the popular sense (Luther first used the word to refer to his theology).
Sometimes those that do not believe in using creeds say that they are man made.
Nothing could be further from the truth as every word in the Apostle’s and Nicene Creeds is derived directly from Holy Scripture.
My pastor likes to say that they are like the greeting cards we buy in that they express the faith in well thought out and precise ways.
Otherwise, we can start making this stuff up as our feelings dictate or as our whims take us.