Wednesday, February 23, 2011

They do it to the Creeds as well

If anyone out there thought that "Egalitarian Exegesis" was limited to the trashing of the Holy Scriptures, you need to think again. Paraphrasing the Nicene creed, according to one of our Egalitarian friends looks like this:

"The Spirit and the Son proceed from the Father"

Yep. There you have it. Proceeds, not begotten. So far, none of the other brights over there have uttered a peep of correction. Not even the ones who can spot a whiff of "subordinationism" at 100 paces.

Now, let's look at the real Nicene Creed (according to Schaff):

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son], who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen

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