In their book, The New Nicene Creed, Gospel Light Society International provides a unique and needed research for those interested in a more accurate explanation and portrayal of the core tenets of the Christian faith.
According to the organization’s president, evangelist and national bestselling author, Daniel Whyte III, “If you have attended a Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist, or Presbyterian church, you may have heard something similar to the words which are referred to as the Nicene Creed. Now, Baptists (which I consider myself to be), as a rule, do not subscribe to any creed. For centuries before, and coming through the Protestant Reformation, Baptists decided that, unlike Protestant denominations, they would be non-creedal. Baptists state that ‘the final authority for faith and practice is the Bible, not words about the Bible.’ However, even though I am a Baptist, I just like Biblical creeds such as the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed, and I use them in my family’s devotions.
“While we should not hold any creed to the level of inspired Scripture, there are elements from church tradition that we can learn from and at least should be aware of. The Nicene Creed is one of those things.
“Why this book? Why does the Nicene Creed need “important revisions and updates”?
“First, I believe it is important to increase knowledge about the basic beliefs of Christianity especially in this day and time when secularism, agnosticism, atheism, and non-religion appear to be making a larger footprint in the world. Parents can teach the Creed to their children, pastors can teach it to their congregations, Christian schools (and even public and non-Christian private schools) can teach it to their students as it is a succinct, easy-to-remember summary of the basic beliefs of Christianity.
“The second reason this book is necessary is because although the Nicene Creed is not inspired Scripture—it was put together by men in Christian history—it is a near-perfect statement. Even with the revisions and updates presented in this little book, it isn’t perfect. However, unlike God’s infallible Word, when necessary, we should be open to revising man-made statements that were developed under the cloud of human perspectives with all of the faultiness that entails.”
The New Nicene Creed is available now on Amazon.com.
About Gospel Light Society
The Mission of Gospel Light Society (GLS) is to turn many from darkness to light in America and around the world, through a clear presentation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and through understandable principles that will aid in the spiritual growth of new Christians through literature, videos, and other multimedia.
Gospel Light Society is a global evangelistic ministry that seeks to present the Gospel to all people, in every language, around the world by any means necessary. People all over the world need to hear about the love, peace, and joy that only comes through Jesus Christ. For many people, they are not free to practice their Christian beliefs in their country. For others, they do not feel comfortable in a public place of worship. Because of this, millions of people search for God on the internet. In many languages, GLS shares the Gospel of Christ and helps individuals grow in the saving knowledge of Jesus by connecting them with a church or a home Bible study group.