No Creed But
Many denominations have human creeds that they follow. Most of these were written by well intentioned people trying to establish and maintain a common goal for the members of their group. Sometimes in conversations, one can be heard to say: *What creed do you follow?*. There are many creeds.
So how can one be sure that the creed they follow is accurate and right? The honest and best answer is to reject all human written creeds, and follow the Bible only. The Bible was written for our instruction (Romans 15:4). The scriptures are inspired of God and are suitable for reproof, doctrine, correction, instruction in righteousness (2 Thessalonians 3:16). To show ourselves approved to God, we must study the Bible (2 Timothy 2:15). The Bible is truth (John 17:17). The teachings of the Bible were confirmed by signs and wonders (Hebrews 2:1-4).
Question: Why do you need a book to tell you how to live and behave and worship, when you already have one?
The Bible gives us everything we need pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). We do not need a creed book when the Bible is complete. Also, the Bible comes from God because the writers were inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). The Bible tells us about the beginning (Genesis 1) and the end (2 Peter 3) of humanity. The central focus character of the Bible is none other than the Son of God, Jesus the Christ.
Question: what book will judge you on judgment day; the Bible or your creed book?
If you put your trust in a creed book, you had better be careful. In fact, check this out. Pickup a copy of your groups creed book, and see how many re-printings there have been. See if you can secure a copy of an earlier creed book, and see the changes that have been made. These creed books are re-written after every convention or synod meeting to reflect the changes that the members want in their group. Notice it is not God directing people how to live, but people telling God they are going to live a certain way (almost with a whether you like it or not attitude).
Those who follow the Bible have a consistent guide and creed. They do not split every few years because some in their group want things differently.
You must also know that God does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. The rules that needed to be followed for the first century Christians are the same rules that we need to follow today. God does not change. His rules do not change, and neither should we change the rules to suit ourselves. Most denominational creed books have done this very thing.
Here is another challenge. See if your creed book mentions the fact that the Bible is the infallible word of God and is fully sufficient to accomplish what God intended it to accomplish. Most creed books recognize the Bible is fully sufficient to keep people in line with the mind of God and to do His will. So why do you need a creedbook, if the Bible is sufficient?
Friends, if you are a member of a group that uses a creed book, you are in the wrong place. In order to please God, you must follow the instructions found in the Bible. When men get a hold of God*s perfection, they usually mess it up. Adam had a perfect place, but messed it up. Why not come join us and let the Bible be the only creed we follow.;
God is not willing that any perish (2 Peter 3:9). You must believe that Jesus is the Son of God and died on the cross for your sins. (Acts 8:37). You must repent of your sins (Luke 13:3), you must confess Jesus as Lord (Matthew 10:32) and you must be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16). Then you must remain faithful and continue learning how to serve God (2 Peter 3:18). Let us help you on your spiritual journey. May God bless you in your study of His word.
By Carey Scott
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