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What is the role of the Creed?

What is the role of the Creed?

I appreciate greatly the wording of your creed. I like that it is clear to follow, and also chronological as has been said already. However, I know of another Creed out there called the Nicene Creed. Now, to many I’m sure that’s a HUGE symbol of the “modern” church the emerging chuch is moving away from, but wasn’t that creed written long before the modern period? Has it really been tainted by the modern church to the point that we discard it?

I guess what I don’t understand is why this new creed here is anything different than just a rewording of the ideas of the Nicene creed into the language of postmodernism. Now, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because generalizing the more concrete ideas of the Nicene Creed into a creed that deals more with the spiritual realm is an important task, especially in a world today with many (“fundamentalist”) Christians that get far too caught up in the concrete word and forget the spiritual realm that *is* what faith is all about. I just wonder how it fits in to the bigger picture of the emerging church, which by definition doesn’t have a creed(?)

My (tentative) beliefs By: Andrew (39 replies) 20 February, 2004 - 20:19