Yet as Justin Holcomb explains in his book Know the Creeds and Councils, such denominational rallying points expand upon the more limited scope of creeds:
God has given us a lot of information about himself that a creed does not cover; it is within the confessions that churches interpret that information and show believers how it can help them know God. (16)
When understood in this way confessions “take on a new beauty…” (16-17)
One such confession is the Westminster Confession of Faith.
Forged during the English Civil War in 1642-1649, it’s appeal lies in its ability to bring high theology to the everyday believer, making it “one of the most significant statements of faith for the Protestant tradition.” (135)
Read the excerpt below and consider how you can benefit from it yourself.