Re: [asa] RE: TE and apologetics (ASA membership)

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <>
Date: Sat Sep 19 2009 - 10:26:12 EDT

On 9/18/09, David Clounch <> wrote:
> Christine,
> Is it not true the Nicean Creed came about because of the gnostic heresy?
> Church leaders across the world were concerned about splinter groups (we
> know them as cults today) that distorted scriptural teaching. In order to
> clarify the distortions the creed was developed.
> Is it not true that the creed is *not* "in addition to" the scriptural
> teaching. It is a re-statement of scriptural teaching.

That seems to be the issue we are discussing. Is it a re-statement or
something else?

> I'd be very wary of anybody who denied these creeds yet declared he was
> proclaiming some form of Christian-like "truth" because it is essentially
> an anti-Christian stance with an element of confusion and perhaps deception
> at play.

But your closing sentence begs the question, I think. Along with a
judgement (perhaps deception)

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