Thursday, August 4, 2011

An historical call to submission - the Creeds

Again, our ahistoricism leads us to disdain and neglect the past, but only to our peril. These early creeds offer us a sure place to stand when we think of the person of Christ. They call on us for an attitude of submission, submission to the whole Christ of the whole Scripture. Without these “statements” we easily get lost in the tall grass of our subjective experience and our cultural predilections. If this generation decides to throw off Nicaea and Chalcedon in favor of a Christ that reflects our own cultural moment, then we may very well be living on borrowed theological time. When it comes to the doctrine of Christ and a two-nature christology, the church cannot afford to be fluid. The church must be static—teaching, affirming, and abiding by the true statements of Scripture and of those who have paved the way before us.

(Morgan, Christopher W., and Robert A. Peterson. The Deity of Christ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011. Print. 36)

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