The rediscovery of Sola Scriptura during the Reformation transformed the world and brought new vitality to the Western church. We rightly celebrate this. But a healthy belief in Sola Scriptura in no way contradicts the notion of creedal confessionalism. Far from it.
Creeds summarize the Bible’s message and help believers in their greatest pursuit, the pursuit of God. They do so by laying out the uncrossable boundaries of who God is. They tell us what we cannot say, so that we are freed to say an infinite amount of things about God.
In short, they give you the syntax to talk about God, to free you up to pursue knowing God. Here are a few thoughts on confessing creeds and pursuing God. [Read more…] about What We Lose If We Give Up Creeds