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God the Father Almighty - by Michael Phillips
The Apostles Creed - Part 2 of 10
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Hebrews 11:6
Feb 15, 2004 pm - This afternoon we'll continue our study of the Apostles' Creed. Last time we introduced the Creed, today we'll look at its first article, the Lord willing. REVIEW No one knows who composed the Creed, but a slightly shorter version can be traced back to the 2nd Century. The form we have is not quite that old, but it has been in constant use for more than 1500 years worldwide. Like the Word of God, the Apostles' Creed is Christ-centered. Of the 109 words in it, seventy are about the Person and work of our Lord. He was the priority of the Early Church and He ought to have the same place in our theology and in our lives. The Apostles' Creed can never replace the Bible, but it is very useful as an outline of Christian doctrine, as an easy way to spot heresy, and as a devotional aid. Martin Luther used it every day to warm his heart for Christ and to quicken him in the Lord's work. Some think the Apostles' Creed is Roman Catholic, but it isn't. It was here long before there was a Roman Catholic Church, and-since the Reformation-Lutherans, Calvinists, Anglicans, and others have had no hesitation in affirming it and using it in their churches. The opening words of the Creed are easy to ... More >>>

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