Pastor and church historian R. Scott Clark has completed a series of podcasts on the Apostles’ Creed.
Dr Clark writes: “I chose the title for this series for two reasons: (1) Since I began pastoral ministry in 1987, it is one of the questions I have received most often. (2) It is Question 22 in the Heidelberg Catechism.
“For some modern Christians, the only thing that one really needs to believe in is belief. They put their faith in the quality of their faith. For others, what matters is that they walked the aisle during an altar call or after a revival. For others the question is not what must a Christian believe but in whom? The answer, of course, is Jesus. Superficially, that sounds pious, but the moment we ask and answer that question, we have to ask and answer others: who is Jesus and what did he do? Why should we believe in him and where is he now?
“So, the question ‘What must a Christian believe?’ is an unavoidable question. In this series, we will answer this vital question from the Scriptures, which we are going to read with the ancient Christian church, with the church in all times and places, and with the Reformed churches.”
Dr Clark’s series provides an essential foundational understanding of the Christian faith. It is a great help if you are teaching your children the basics of Christianity. The series also dispels the false notions of what Reformed Christians believe, and it shows that the Reformed tradition is rooted in the ancient ecumenical church.