WHY SHOULD A CHURCH HAVE A CLEAR STATEMENT OF FAITH?

freely-10149Mike McKinley:

  • Having a clear statement of faith builds unity in the church.
  • Having a clear statement of faith promotes clarity about the gospel.
  • Having a clear statement of faith protects the church from crazy, heterodox, and divisive wolves.
  • Having a clear statement of faith works well as a shepherd’s crook for smacking wolves.
  • Having a clear statement of faith allows a conscientious Christian to opt out early if they realise they are not a good doctrinal fit with the church.

(Photo: Ricky Rew)