Creeds, Catechisms,
and Confessions

For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Romans 10:10 NIV


Creeds and Confessions: What Are They and Why Use Them?

Confessions and Creeds serve as helpful, straightforward resources for discovering what Christians believe about God. Let’s look at both these types of formal statements of faith individually and discover how they are used today.  

1 Corinthians 15:3-5 ESV

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 



There never was a man in the world without a creed. What is a creed? A creed is what you believe. What is a confession? It is a declaration of what you believe. That declaration may be oral or it may be committed to writing, but the creed is there either expressed or implied.


The New City Catechism

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The New City Catechism is a modern-day resource aimed at helping children and adults alike learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith via 52 questions and answers.