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REBLOGGED FROM REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Every Christian has a creed, either formal or informal, we all have something which we would say, “This is what I believe.” And this is precisely what “Creed” means, from the Latin word “credo” or “I believe.” I thought you would enjoy something I came across that came out of a very old Lutheran theology book. It is old. From the early 17th century. It is a phrase-by-phrase presentation of the Apostles’ Creed with corresponding Bible texts both from the Old Testament and New Testament. It cites verses we may be familiar with as “proof texts” for the Creed, but interestingly, it also cites texts we might not first think of as proof passages for the various phrases in the Creed. It does reveal the nature of how the Bible was understood in Lutheran Orthodoxy, and to this day among genuinely confessional Lutheran churches. Wisdom 6:6 is “For mercy will soon pardon the meanest: but mighty men shall be mightily tormented.”
 
I believe (Hab. 2:4; Rom. 4:5)
 
In God (Deut. 6:4 1 Cor. 8:6)
 
The Father (Psalm 89:27; Matthew 7:11)
 
Almighty (Genesis 7:1; 2 Cor. 6:18)
 
Maker of heaven and earth (Psalm 33:6; John 5:17)
 
And in Jesus ( Zech 9:9; Matthew 1:21)
 
Christ (Daniel 9:24; John 3:34)
 
His only (Zechariah 13:7; John 1:14)
 
Son (Psalm 2:7; Matthew 16:16)
 
Our Lord ( Jeremiah 23:6; John 20:28)

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