The theological nature of the Christian faith makes creeds foundational to the Christian faith. The church must express her faith. Hence, creeds are needed for the shaping of theological thought and practice of the church. For church unity, fighting heresy, church liturgy, and the teaching ministry of the church, creeds play a role.
Should we only use biblical terms in order to stop heresy and promote sound doctrine? This article maintains that since words are a means of communicating ideas, and ministers are called to explain and preach the word of God, ministers should be free to use terminology that will help in understanding biblical doctrine.