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The Holy Spirit - by Michael Phillips
The Apostles Creed - Part 7 of 10
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2 Corinthians 13:14
Sep 19, 2004 pm - This afternoon, with God's blessing, we'll move on in our study of the Apostles' Creed. For centuries, most Christians thought the Creed was written by the Apostles and equal to the Bible in its authority. They were wrong on both counts. The Bible alone is the Word of God and only it has the final say on all things pertaining to life and godliness. But to say the Creed is uninspired is not to say it has no authority. Because it does. Its authority is under the Bible's, but it is over your opinion and mine. Why? Because the Church of God knows the voice of her Savior. And for nearly 2,000 years, worldwide, she has heard His voice in the Apostles' Creed and happily submitted to it. Most of the Creed is about the Lord Jesus. This is because the Early Church was Christ-centered, and also because the first heretics falsified His Person and work. They were wicked men, of course, but they weren't stupid: if the doctrine of Christ is polluted, the Church is polluted; if it's destroyed, there is no Church. For we live on Christ-or not at all! To say the Creed is Christ-centered, however, is not to say it's only about the Lord. It isn't. The first two lines confess, God the Father Almighty, ... More >>>

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