<<statement of faith>>

Throughout church history, various creeds of ‘I believe’ declaration statements have been formulated, to familiarize adherents in the fundamental aspects of the faith. These formal and authoritative ‘measuring sticks’ of faith are based on Scripture and are helpful in reinforcing basic doctrines, yet are not inspired as the Bible is. The first of 13 statements in the Westminster Confession of 1646 is, ‘I believe man’s chief end is to glorify God, and enjoy Him forever.’

See also: Apostles creed, foundation truths, fundamental, non-negotiable.