Calvin mentions several times that Christians are
to gather together to hear the Word, participate in Sacraments, and "make public
confession." (Anti-Nicodemite Writings is what I'm thinking of)
Whether or not he meant the Apostles Creed, I'm not
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I hope no one minds if I answer my own question, since no
responded. I think the
answer can be found in the basic
Christian profession of faith as
mentioned in Romans 10 and other
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from
the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with
the mouth confession is made unto
This verse and others like it may give justification for
confessing their faith in their own words. If we can confess our
faith in our own words, why couldn't we collectively agree on some
good words and say it together?
For Christ's Crown and
email@example.com, "Dan Fraas"
> Would anyone care to comment on the
corporate recitation of
> creeds, (such as the Apostles'
Creed or Nicene Creed) during stated
> worship on the Lord's day?
Is this permissible? If so, on what
> Scriptural grounds is it
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