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What problems, if any, do Mormons have with the Apostles' Creed?

Latter-day Saints reject the doctrines of the Trinity as taught by most Christian churches today. These creeds were canonized in the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. and do not reflect the thinking or ...
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Why were ousia and hypostasis synonymous in the Nicene Creed?

This response has been extracted from a longer article of mine on the subject (linked at the end) , hence the discontinuous numbering of its sections. 1. Ousía in Greek philosophical discourse ...
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What problems, if any, do Jehovah's Witnesses have with the Apostles' Creed?

Jehovah’s Witnesses beliefs kind of line up with the text of the Apostle’s Creed, but their interpretation of it largely diverges from common trinitarian interpretations. Here is the ELLC translation ...
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What problems, if any, do Swedenborgians have with the Apostles' Creed?

Swedenborg himself had no problems with the Apostles' Creed and he did address it in his writings. It is to be observed, that in the Apostles’ Creed it is said, “I believe in God the Father, in ...
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Where do the scriptures speak of a "Church Universal" on Earth?

There is a fundamental misunderstanding here. The original word which is translated "church" in the English scriptures did not refer to a building. It referred to the community of believers. In New ...
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What problems, if any, do Christadelphians have with the Apostles' Creed?

I am Christadelphian and don't have a particular problem with the apostle's creed. It doesn't mention or imply the trinity... that was added later in church doctrine in our opinion. If the church ...
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What problems, if any, do Christadelphians have with the Apostles' Creed?

Christadelphian beliefs impact on their view of the Apostle’s Creed, though that Creed is not something mentioned much (if at all) in their literature. Their literature does make it clear how ...
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Why are the creeds still accepted as a belief system over scripture?

The creeds served various purposes. They corrected various heresies that had arisen at the time. The Nicene Creed was written to confront and expose the Arian heresy. This heresy denied the deity of ...
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What problems, if any, do Swedenborgians have with the Apostles' Creed?

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) made several references to the Apostles' Creed in his theological writings, none of them negative. In general, he saw it as supporting his beliefs and teachings by ...
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What problems, if any, do Oneness Pentecostals have with the Apostles' Creed?

Like many other non-trinitarian groups, Oneness Pentecostals tend to be hesitant to align themselves too closely with any ancient creed, even one like the Apostles' Creed that is less clearly ...
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In The Nicene Creed is Jesus equal to God the Father?

When the Nicene Creed states that the Son is consubstantial with the Father, it is indeed making the claim that they are equals. In mainstream Christian Theology, Jesus Christ, the God-man, is the ...
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What is the justification for reciting creeds in public worship according to the regulative principle?

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 ...
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Did any of the Catholic or Protestant paramilitary groups of the Northern Ireland conflicts of the 60s and 70s ever have an actual theological creed?

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 ...
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Where do the scriptures speak of a "Church Universal" on Earth?

On the contrary, the word "church" does appear in the Scriptures, and in a meaning completely congruent with the idea of "the church universal". Initially, it appears that ...
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Is the Pope the Antichrist or the spirit of the Antichrist?

If I say 'B is that A' it does not exclude the possibility of also saying 'C is that A'. That the Savoy Declaration (and others that followed it) states the Pope of Rome as being 'Antichrist' does ...
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For those who don't believe baptism is required for salvation, when, scripturally, does someone die with Christ?

Summary For those Christians, the union with Christ's death happened when we trusted in Christ to apply personally Jesus's historic death on the cross through faith, which happened prior to the public ...
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For those who don't believe baptism is required for salvation, when, scripturally, does someone die with Christ?

One is already unified with Jesus Christ before they are water baptized. Look at Acts 10:44-48. The Apostle Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening ...
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Why have some conservative Reformed churches objected to the Belhar Confession?

I would refer you to another article by Kevin DeYoung that is included in the belhar confession: yea or nay. In it DeYoung points out that: "there are a few lines that cannot be supported by ...
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Why were ousia and hypostasis synonymous in the Nicene Creed?

The Wikipedia article on Hypostasis makes it clear that there was some confusion in terminology due to language difficulties of Latin, Greek and English. The concepts being referred to are confused by ...
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For those who don't believe baptism is required for salvation, when, scripturally, does someone die with Christ?

Anyone who says that baptism is required for salvation must therefore be saying that baptism in some way has an essential effect for the person's salvation. Those who say baptism isn't required for ...
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If the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is neither Catholic nor Protestant then what authority is their Church based upon

From Authority in the Church Christian churches regard the question of authority — the divine right to preach, act in the name of God and direct the Lord’s church — in different ways. Some, like the ...
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According to Catholics, was faith in the assertions made in the Creed of St. Athanasius required of those in the first 3 centuries?

It seems you're asking about the difference between a material (definable) and formal (defined) dogma. material (definable) dogma: a truth revealed by God that the Church has not yet proposed one has ...
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What problems, if any, do Mormons have with the Apostles' Creed?

I think that the other answer you received, though it contains useful information, gives a misleading overall impression. Latter-day Saints don't use the Apostles' Creed, simply because it's not part ...
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What problems, if any, do Jehovah's Witnesses have with the Apostles' Creed?

It is true that orthodox Christian denominations uphold the Trinity doctrine and denominations that reject the Trinity are considered to be outside of orthodox Christianity. That would include Jehovah'...
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Did Jesus descend into hell in his living body?

Did Jesus descend into hell in his living body? The short answer is no. Some Creeds say ”Christ descended to the dead” (Descensus Christi ad Inferos) without interpreting the words meaning. Christ, in ...
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In The Nicene Creed is Jesus equal to God the Father?

In terms of mainstream Christianity, that is, Trinitarianism, your questions would probably be better answered by referring to the Athanasian Creed (better formatted). Trinitarianism has also ...
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If the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is neither Catholic nor Protestant then what authority is their Church based upon

The following official article Frequently Asked Questions confirms that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is neither Protestant nor Catholic and rejects the third and fourth centuries ...
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Is Methodism excluded from from the category of Protestantism?

Methodism is firmly in the category of Protestantism by this definition, and by any reasonable definition. Let's look at the criteria. an acceptance of the old ecumenical creeds Methodists accept the ...
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