“There never was a man in the world without a creed. What is a creed? A creed is what you believe. What is a confession? It is a declaration of what you believe. That declaration may be oral or it may be committed to writing, but the creed is there either expressed or implied.”
“The modern cry, ‘Less creed and more liberty,’ is a degeneration from the vertebrate to the jelly fish, and means less unity and less morality, and it means more heresy. …It is a positive and very hurtful sin to magnify liberty at the expense of doctrine.”
The above two quotes from B.H. Carroll, on the need of creeds, confessions, and catechisms, is true. We do not exalt these to the place of Scripture. Rather, we use them to help us to study scripture and to systematically lay out what it is we do indeed believe and hold fast to in the way of theology. I have dedicated this section to attaching links that will help the reader of this blog see exactly what it is I believe.
I am a confessional Reformed Baptist. What does a Confessional Reformed Baptist believe?
I firmly believe that the whole Bible (all 66 books) is inerrant and totally sufficient, and thus provides the supreme standard for all faith and practice. What does this mean?
I believe that God has designed men and women differently with equal value yet different roles and responsibilities. I further believe that this leads to a view of marriage as being between one man and one woman for life. I further believe in what is called “Biblical Complimentarianism” What does all this mean?
In summary, I am a Confessional Reformed Baptist. This does not mean that I exalt my creeds and confessions to the level of Scripture, but rather seek to be as faithful to the Word of God, which is perfect, without error, and fully sufficient for all doctrine and practice.