Creeds are biblical and necessary, says author

At the moment, my life is at a point that I don’t even have time to read, much less reply to, this position of the biblical necessity of creeds. (Yes, I know that sounds ominous about me-self, but do not fear for me.) The title, however, makes clear that the position cuts across a basic thesis of our people. (And, it would seem, that of most people who claim to take the Bible alone as their authority.)

I’d be pleased to see a good answer given to this, nay, not just one, but many.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/book-reviews-what-christians-ought-to-believe

#creeds #creedalism #Bible

Can the leopard change its spots by the vote of man?

The complete mockery of God that comes from creeds and councils has reared its ugly head according to an article on AOL which begins by saying:

“[the] top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has voted by large margins to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of “two people,” not just “a man and a woman.”

I guess the “top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)” has apparently decided to get into the work of the saddest sorts of comedy. Whether or not it is unbeknownst to them, this “legislative body” has just proven that they’re every bit as spiritually depraved as those who practice the newly sanctioned (not to be confused with sanctified) abomination of homosexuality within their church.

When it comes to what is “Christian” it is Christ who determines what is and what isn’t Christ-like. And the Christ of Christianity has spoken on the matter of marriage and who may and may not enter the God-ordained union (Matthew 19:1-9). The situation has not been left open for mankind to decide, for God has never taken a vote from humanity to determine what is and what is not moral, especially for his people, and anyone who thinks otherwise needs to read Jesus’ “epistles” to Pergamos and Thyatira amongst the other churches of Asia addressed in the letter better known as the Revelation of Jesus Christ. A council can change whatever words they like in a creed or some supposed constitution, but not a single word has been changed in the word of God concerning the issue.

Can depravity become moral with a majority vote? No more than a majority vote can change what is moral into depravity! And as Isaiah’s letter so plainly says, woe to those who think to the contrary (Isaiah 5:20).

And by the way, in case you may be wondering why the vast majority of people who make up the churches of Christ are so adamantly against councils and creeds, listen to this quote from the article; particularly to the description of the “constitution” under consideration. While speaking about the coming change to the “church constitution”, Bill Norton, of the Presbytery de Cristo, said:

We are laying hands on something that is holy, that God has given us, so we need to be sure any changes we make are in accord with God’s will revealed in Scripture,

If the will of God has been revealed in scripture then why is any other book, page or paragraph needed? And if it comes from God it cannot be changed by the will of man (John 10:34-36).

What will you say when He punishes you? For you have taught them to be chieftains, to be head over you. Will not pangs seize you, like a woman in labor? And if you say in your heart, “Why have these things come upon me?” For the greatness of your iniquity your skirts have been uncovered, your heels made bare. Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil. “Therefore I will scatter them like stubble that passes away by the wind of the wilderness. This is your lot, the portion of your measures from Me,” says the Lord, “Because you have forgotten Me and trusted in falsehood. Therefore I will uncover your skirts over your face, that your shame may appear. I have seen your adulteries and your lustful neighings, the lewdness of your harlotry, your abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe to you, O Jerusalem! Will you still not be made clean?”” (Jeremiah 13:21-27)

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