By SharperIron Jul 20 2014 SanctificationCreeds and ConfessionsHeidelberg Catechism"The HC gives serious and careful attention to the requirements of God's law as a guide for the Christian life." Ref21 1817 reads There are 3 Comments From the FBFI thread Mark_Smith - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 8:02am it is mentioned that FBFI is anti-calvinist. One of the things that personally bugs me about Reformed churches is all of this effort for catechisms or confessions. I am interested in parsing verbs in the Bible, not from confessions. The creeds are valuable because ... Jim - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 4:22pm They explain things. They may not always be right, but they attempt to explain the particular position of a given group. This AM our pastor mentioned both the Nicene Creed and the Council of Chalcedon. For Baptists most value the London and the NH confession Twitter Jim's Doctrinal Statement In the words of Spurgeon, josh p - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:06am In the words of Spurgeon, "Everyone has a creed." They are trying to protect a heritage of sound doctrine and they feel they do it best through confessions. Jehovah's Witnesses are interested in Greek too. So are Mormons, Catholics, etc. at most churches these people would be excluded from membership since their beliefs do not square with a doctrinal statement. That is just one function of "creeds" and confessions.