- What is a creed?
A creed is a statement of faith. The word “creed” comes from
the Latin credo, which means “I believe.” (Deuteronomy 11:18–23;
26:1–11; John 20:24–29; 1 John 5:9–12)
- What is the purpose of the creeds?
The purpose of the creeds is to declare and safeguard for all generations essential truths about God, the Church, and the world,
as revealed in Holy Scripture. (Deuteronomy 7:9–11; Psalm 145:4–13;
John 20:30–31; 2 Timothy 1:13–14; Hebrews 2:1–4)
- What does belief in the creeds signify?
Belief in the creeds signifies acceptance of God’s revealed truth
and the intention to live by it. To reject any element of the creeds
signifies a departure from the Christian faith. (Matthew 16:13–20;
2 Timothy 3:14–15; 4:1–5; James 2:10–26)