Affirmation of Faith

Why do we use creeds and confessions?

In a culture that makes the individual the ultimate source of truth, professions of faith through creedal statements (like the Apostle’s Creed) underscore how we are to live as a community that is called to live by faith and to glorify God. Professor John Frame wrote that a creed is, “simply the church's statement of what it believes the Scriptures to teach. When people meet in the name of Christ, it is altogether fitting that they identify themselves as His people. A creed does that, by setting forth the Gospel." We worship God because of what we believe, and consequently, we believe those things more as we worship God and behold him.