Here’s the biggest news coming out of the funeral of George Herbert Walker Bush. While the Clintons, Obamas, Bushes and Carters dutifully recited the ancient words of the Apostles’ Creed, the lips of Donald Trump did not move. He just stood there stone-faced and defiant.
Never Trumpers were all over this latest presidential blunder. Is the president a closet atheist? Didn’t he realize that the words to the Apostles Creed were right there in the bulletin?
But progressive Christians, perhaps for the first time, leaped to the president’s defense, eager to broadcast their disdain for a religious relic they no longer believe.
Which inspired me to profess my love for the Apostles’ Creed in a quick Facebook post without elaboration. At the request of my editors at Baptist News Global I explained why.
You want to know why so many progressive Christians take issue with the Apostles Creed? Because it ain’t natural. Jesus is born of a virgin, raised from the dead, ascends to the right hand of God the Father Almighty and “from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.” Neither the scientific method nor the canons of historical criticism make room for this stuff.
You can find the full post here.
3 thoughts on “Why I love the Apostles’ Creed”
Alan – I too was struck by Trump and the Creed. I got around to writing about it here, and got the standard evangelical responses: http://dougandrhonda.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-apostates-greed.html
To me, The Apostles Creed is a quaint relic of superstition. If it makes some people feel better, fine, but do not expect me mouth it as if I believe it to be fact,
Gene – my sentiments exactly.
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