On the Validity & Value of a Confession of Faith [2-Part Video] by Dr. Bob Gonzales

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RBS:

Should a church or association of churches adopt and affirm a written confession of faith? Or is a simple commitment to the Scripture or NT as the church’s creed sufficient? In the two-part lecture series below, I define a creed or confession of faith and present three arguments to validate its use in the church. I also attempt to address and answer common objections to the use of creeds or confessions in the church. Then, in the second lecture, I highlight a number of ways in which a good confession of faith can benefit the ministry of the church. Orthodoxy alone is not the only mark of a healthy church. But it is one of the marks, and a good confession of faith can assist the church toward that end. These lectures form a part of RBS’s course HT 501 Creeds & Confessions.

On the Validity of Confessions of Faith:

In this lecture, Dr. Bob Gonzales defines a creed or confession of faith and presents three arguments to validate its use in the church. He also seeks to address and answer common objections to the use of creeds or confessions in the church.

On the Value of Confessions of Faith:

In this lecture Dr. Gonzales suggests a number of ways in which a good confession of faith can benefit the ministry of the church.


 

Update Nov. 26, 2014: Uploaded on Academia.edu

This paper reflects the substance of a two-part lecture series I give on the legitimacy and usefulness of creeds and confessions for the Christian church.

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