~ Frank E. Wilson, Faith and Practice (1967)
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Creed is Not Your Faith
"When we stand up in church and recite the Creed, we often say 'that is my faith.' Whereupon someone draws the conclusion that the Christian faith consists in the proper recitation of an ancient formula. The Creed is not your faith – it is an expression of your faith. Your faith is in God, not in any combination of words, however venerable they may be. In a derivative sense you may speak of ‘the faith once delivered to the saints,’ meaning thereby that body of doctrine which expresses the foundation upon which your faith rests. But your faith is always in a Person."