Post Author: Darrell
I recently spent some time on a Christian Facebook page that ministers to Mormons. It is mostly made up of ex-Mormon Christians who feel very strongly about their faith and want to reach out to Mormons. They write articles explaining the differences between Traditional Christianity and Mormonism and the problems with Mormon Theology and History in general.
A few days ago I had a cordial conversation with a Mormon gentleman regarding the Nicene Creed. We were discussing the development of the creed, what its terms mean, and what the ante-Nicene Fathers believed in regards to the nature of God. For those who are not familiar with Mormonism, the Nicene Creed is a particular point of contention for them as its teachings are in stark contrast to Mormonism.
While we were in the midst of the conversation an administrator on the website stepped in and deleted nearly our entire conversation. When I asked why she did this, she proceeded to tell me that the Nicene Creed doesn’t matter and that the creeds are irrelevant to the subject of defining God, and she chastised me for being “overly intellectual.”
This has led me to do some pondering over the last few days. What do Evangelical Christians believe when it comes to the Nicene Creed? Does it matter? Are any of the creeds relevant today? Are they authoritative or are they simply their writer’s opinions?
Share your thoughts with me on this poll. Once I’ve had a chance to digest the various opinions, I’ll likely write a blog post sharing some of my thoughts.