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A satisfactory answer requires that we examine the development of the Apostles' Creed through history. We'll deal with the question in three parts: Does today's version match that of the apostles? Does any version come from the apostles? When did today's version first appear? Does the current form of the creed come from the apostles? The strongest ...


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The paramilitary organisations did not hold particular theological positions and members were not, in general, especially pious. They were, for the most part, members or adherents of their respective churches. For Protestants this was mainly Presbyterian and Anglican. Religious background, as a proof of allegiance and a guard against infiltration, was ...


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CreedThis word comes from the Latin verb credo, which means "I believe." A creed is a collection of articles of the faith* which are necessary to believe for salvation; "creed" can also refer to an individual article of faith. A Sovereign Pontiff can draw up a symbol of faith, and he must do so if the faith is endangered by errors; e.g., the Arian heresy ...


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Those who hold to the Regulative Principle of Worship and recite creeds in public worship typically base this practice on two types of biblical evidence: Biblical commands to confess one's faith New Testament evidence that creeds were used liturgically in the apostolic age Biblical commands to confess Proponents of reciting creeds often point to ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas appears to believe this. He wrote in Summa Theologica II-II q. 1 a. 9 ("Whether it is suitable for the articles of faith to be embodied in a symbol?") ad 6: …the symbol of the Fathers…was drawn up after the faith was already spread abroad, and when the Church was already at peace…. … the symbol of the Apostles… was drawn up at the time ...


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There are many differences in wording, although with very similar meaning, allowing the assumption that the two creeds are independent of each other, linked only by being based on an earlier baptismal creed. Even so, the authors of the 381 Creed were inevitably aware of the Nicene Creed of 325. Actual evidence that the Creed of 381 is dependent on the Creed ...


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I would say Southern Baptist don't use a "catechism". I was a member for 20 years and never heard of a Baptist catechism. I am now a Regular Baptist. We don't use a catechism either. Each local congregation has a doctrinal statement. This is a general outline on what we believe, backed by bible verses. It would not be as comprehensive as a catechism, but ...



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