It's not whether you have a creed or not, it's which creed you have.
"No creed but Christ." This claim tries to remove the mess of doctrinal controversy. After all, doesn't everyone agree that "doctrine divides"? But would avoiding creeds and confessions actually clear away confusion?
What do you believe about Jesus? Was he really God? The answers to these important questions make a creed, even if it's poorly worded or false. The truth is, creeds are unavoidable. As the church's first "official" ecumenical creed, the Nicene Creed has protected and shaped the life of God's people for centuries. L. Charles Jackson's popular study walks readers through every line of the creed, highlighting its history and contemporary application, and revealing its grounding in Scripture. It shows us a Nicene Creed that is pastoral, practical, and personal."
What People Are Saying:
"Using this book in an adult church school class, I found the information to be factual, thorough, and insightful." -Carol
"A very accessible exploration of the Christian faith as presented in the Nicene Creed. Going mostly topic-by-topic, with a helpful chapter on historical background and study questions, this is an excellent tool to use in a church or home Bible study." -Allen
"Best-known for its universality within Christendom, yet memorized by few modern Christians, the Nicene Creed is an essential outline and summary of fundamental biblical truth. In the "Faith of our Fathers," L. Charles Jackson delivers an outstanding study of this essential creed in a brief and very legible volume." -Mike
L. Charles Jackson is pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Dayton, Ohio, and a Ph.D. student at the University of Leicester, England. He holds advanced degrees from the University of Dayton (M.A.) and Reformed Theological Seminary (M.A.). He and his wife, Connie, have six children.
PAGE COUNT: 160 pages
ISBN 10: 1-591280-43-5
PUB. DATE: March 30, 2007