Creeds and Confessions
In some groups, statements of belief have the
same authority as Scripture. We call this creedalism. Baptists also
make statements of belief, but all of them are revisable in light
of Scripture. The Bible is the final word.
Because of this distinction, we are generally more comfortable
with the word "confession." Still, we are "creedal"
in the sense that we believe certain things, express those beliefs
and order our institutions accordingly. There have always been Baptist
limits. And within these limits, there have always been Baptist