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It perhaps would be good to remind ourselves of why we are intentionally working our way through the Savoy. While we agree with John Murray that there can be an “exaggerated veneration for humanly-composed creeds” that are granted “the halo of sanctity,” we also agree when he asserts the “necessity of creedal confession and formulation.” Such efforts are “but one way one way of giving the sense of Scripture in succinct form.” It’s also a fact “that the church in the maintenance and defense of the faith” found it necessary to generate creedal statements “in order to guard the faith against the incursions of error.” And merely affirming “No creed but Scripture” does not guarantee orthodoxy in doctrine for “an Arian view of Christ’s person may be entertained by one affirming the most orthodox doctrine of Scripture” (“The Creedal Basis of Union in the Church,” Collected Works, Vol. 1, 280-1). It’s difficult to see how the need has changed. Is our generation less prone to error than preceding ones? By working our way through the confession we are seeking to “contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).