The need for creed…



“[T]he need for creed will have its way, even if the creed is to have no creed,” writes Curtis Freeman.

To make his point, he tells of a boy who was riding with a Catholic priest.

A sign in front of a building puzzled the young man:


Independent-Fundamentalist, Bible-Believing

Dispensational-Premillennial, Free-Will, Feet-Washing

Missionary Baptist Church

When pressed for an explanation, the priest replied with a mixture of wit and wisdom… “When you belong to a church that doesn’t believe in creeds, you have to fit a lot of doctrine on the sign.”

From Curtis W. Freeman’s essay in Evangelicals and Nicene Faith: Reclaiming the Apostolic Witness, edited by Timothy George (Baker Academic, 2011).

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