The Bible Is Our Only Creed
Man has been writing creeds for many years.
All creeds are unnecessary.

Many denominations have human written 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?”
Because there are many creeds.
Every creed of man that is been written has been rewritten.

You might ask: What Is A Creed?
A system of belief or faith.
A person who follows the creed should be in good standing with that particular faith.
Often times creeds are written to distinguish that groups beliefs from the other groups.
Of course, this goes directly against scripture because scripture teaches us that we are to believe the same things and be intent on a single purpose.
1 Corinthians 1:10: “Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree, and there be no divisions among you, but you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment”.
Philippians 2:2: “make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose”.
Ephesians 4:1-3: “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
How can that unity exist when you have many creeds written by men?
And 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.
It is because the Bible comes from God.

The Bible was written for our instruction (Romans 15:4).
The scriptures are inspired of God and are suitable for doctrine, correction, instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 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 as confirmation that they were from God. (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 Bible teaches us how to interact with God.
It informs us that we should reverently honor God.
And those who did not do that were appropriately punished.
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?
Revelation 20:12 tells us that books were opened and everyone will be judge by those books.
We know the Bible will be there because that is what Jesus said (John 12:48).
But will your your creed book be there as your judge?
The answer is no!
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 (if you can even find one), 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).

You must also know that God does not change.
Malachi 3:6 “For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed”.
He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
The rules that needed to be followed for the first century Christians are the same rules that we need to follow.
His rules do not change, and neither should we change the rules to suit ourselves.
Most denominational creed books have done this very thing.
They change the rules to suit the people or to conform to worldly standards.

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.
Question: Why do you need a creed, if the Bible is sufficient?
In the past, most creed books recognized the Bible is fully sufficient to keep people in line with the mind of God and to do His will.
The more we investigate, we find that these people are just fine with ignoring what the Bible teaches.
Many of them claim the Bible to be obsolete and outdated and having no meaningful teaching for today.

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 you follow?
We know that God is not willing for anyone to 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.

By Carey Scott

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