It seems to me one of the greatest problems of this culture is a lack of knowledge- particularly historically and theologically speaking. The result of this is, it appears to me, a total depreciation of the Historic Christian Faith. This, once again- to me, seems to be horrifically, abominably arrogant. It manifests itself in statements like: "I don't follow men- I FOLLOW JESUS!" and "I don't CARE what men have said; I go with the BIBLE!" and my favorite: "The Bible says that we have no need that any man teach us because we have the Spirit!"- as if the men who gave us the creeds were not men of the Bible who believed in, even before the phrase was coined, sola Scriptura. But we do have this rich history wherein many of the greatest minds the world has ever known have met in great councils and hammered out Christian orthodoxy for us. The results of these WONDERFUL works are the great creeds (particularly the Ecumenical Creeds) and confessions given to us throughout history. To me they are intensely valuable. Do you value them? Do you hold in high regard the importance of historicity? Or do you just go to church and read your Bible for yourself and whatever pops in your mind while you read it must be from the Spirit of God and who cares what the church has worked out over hundreds of years and throughout unspeakable conflict?