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KNOW Series by Justin Holcomb: Know the Creeds and Councils, Know the Heretics

KNOW Series by Justin Holcomb: Know the Creeds and Councils, Know the Heretics

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Each chapter of "Know the Heretics" covers a key statement of faith and includes a discussion of its historical context; a simple explanation of the unorthodox teaching, the orthodox response and a key defender; reflections of contemporary relevance; and discussion questions.
Each chapter of "Know the Heretics" covers a key statement of faith and includes a discussion of its historical context; a simple explanation of the unorthodox teaching, the orthodox response and a key defender; reflections of contemporary relevance; and discussion questions.

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Published by: Zondervan on May 09, 2014
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CHAPTER 1
 APOSTLES’ CREED
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Historical Background
The Apostles’ Creed is the oldest creed of the church, and its influ-ence can be seen in many of the subsequent creeds in church his-tory. The Apostles’ Creed
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 was so named because of a tradition that emerged in the sixth century that each of the apostles contributed one of the creed’s twelve articles, or statements of belief.
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 This story, although ancient, is almost certainly a legend: the Apostles’ Creed is not a direct production of the apostles themselves. Rather, the justi-fication for continuing to call this formulation the Apostles’ Creed is that it preserves the “rule of faith” that was transmitted from the apostles. It should be understood as a summary of apostolic teaching.
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The creed is an early witness to the apostolic teaching, and not an attempt to attribute a later document to the apostolic era. This can be seen from its development from the so-called Old Roman Creed that was used during baptisms, which can be dated from the middle of the second century (about 󰁡󰁤 140) in Greek and in Latin around 󰁡󰁤 390. The Old Roman Creed featured the main tenets of

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