Larry E. Ball writes about the benefits of stated creeds as part of worship, observing what is lost in their absence.
Tomorrow we’ll affirm our at mgpc with the words of Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer 1.
Point 3 of his four points:
We disconnect ourselves from our history. In our attempt to be modern and contemporary, we have detached ourselves from church history. The creeds originated from the early stages of the Christian Church. They have a long and tried history. They have endured for many hundreds of years. It is overwhelming to know that as we repeat the creeds, not only do we fellowship with other members of the congregation, but we also fellowship with a long line of Christians down through the ages, some who gave their lives for the beliefs that we confess.
Read the whole post at the Aquila Report.