[ExI] What is their actual creed?/was Re: Deuteronomy Chapter 13
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 18:03:18 UTC 2009
On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 6:47 PM, Dan<dan_ust at yahoo.com> wrote:
> All of this depends on what you mean by the particular creed. I offered up earlier that maybe accepting the Nicene Creed defined someone as Christian. The Nicene Creed is silent on observing fasts, birth control (and the Biblical textual support here is a bit thin too, IIRC), and many other things that people interpret as being essential to being a Christian.
Why, let me see:
- "And I believe in the Holy Ghost, who spake by the prophets" (Holy
Scriptures are therefore authoritative)
- "And I believe in the holy, catholic and apostolic Church" (the
Catholic tradition as interpreted and preached by the Church must
therefore also be believed; even though it may include things which
are not per se articles of faith, if you refuse this teaching you are
not a christian as per the Nicene Creed).
Of course, nothing prevents me from calling myself a Christian even
though I believe that the Divine Persons are actually five, the
Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost, Chairman Mao and Donna Summer.
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