In this professionally-produced, four-part docu-lecture series, Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., considers the much-debated question of ecclesiastical creeds and confessions.
Some churches cite creeds in worship; some don’t. Some congregations require officers to commit to a confession; others don’t. In fact, some Christians even decry creeds as undermining the authority of Scripture. A great doctrinal divide separates these two camps. To creed or not to creed, that is the question!
Most Christians are familiar with the ancient Apostles’ Creed. But what is the evangelical Christian to think about this and other creeds and confessions? Are they harmful? Or helpful? Do they undermine Scripture? Or under-gird it? Are they insignificant? Or important? These are important questions both historically and spiritually. Creeds have played an important role in Christian history. And Christians on both sides of the issue continue to vigorously debate them.
In this series, Dr. Gentry explains the point of creeds for those not familiar with their rationale. He also defends their biblical warrant and practical usefulness. This study should prove valuable for both sides of the issue: It should help creedalists understand why the use creeds. It should better instruct anti-creedalists in the position so that they might properly evaluate the evidence.
Each lecture is around 20-25 minutes in length. This is perfect for use in a Sunday school program, or any personal or small group Bible study.
To enhance its usefulness, you may request a pdf file containing the lecture outlines. These outlines provide adequate space for note-taking while watching the lectures. You may print-off as many outlines as needed for your class. They will be sent to you by email for downloading.
Studio: Trinitas Productions
Time: 100 minutes