Definition Of Meaning Of The Creed

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Meaning of the Creed A Creed is set of guidelines that all of the particular group follow. Creed coming from the word “credo” simply means I believe. However creed and confessions of belief are not to be confused. While a statement of faith such as I believe only pertains to the person a creed specifically unites all persons. In a general sense of creed defines the way in which a person or group live out their life including all of their actions and morals. In this way a creed allows for a sense of personal identity to be expressed, ergo a way of personal and social morals to be constructed. However morals never necessarily have a right or wrong where at creed provides specific conditions in which deviation from would be considered heresy. The creed acting as a guideline to life allows for a more structured and centered personal identity. In the Christian sense a creed is a "statement of belief to which the orthodox are to adhere to" (Young 1) meaning a creed is something all Christians consider as fact; no matter what deviation of Christianity they personally belong to. Similarly in this way christians have morals or guidelines to which that all members abide by. In either perspective general or christian, a creed is not just a documentation of personal beliefs it is a universal connection between all people of similar faith. Creeds therefore were the building blocks to religion. Similarly to how a constructor maps a plan before building a house religion; specifically…
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