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21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
1. Pharisee A member of an ancient Jewish sect that emphasized strict interpretation and observance of the Mosaic law in both its oral and written form.
2. A hypocritically self-righteous person.
I have to agree with the intellect-less drones part. Creeds are a form of mind control. I consider myself to be fortunate to have been born into a religion that does not impose creeds. We believe that a person has to believe that Jesus died for our sins and is the Son of God. Other than that, we are free to form our own opinions. This religion was based on the concept that, at the time of its formation, not all things were known and that the Spirit will bring about more knowledge as the end draws closer. Having a creed only hinders the Spirit and the expansion of the understanding of truth.
-Secondly, many creeds are recited in church. These creeds are never mentioned in the Bible, and weren't ever recited until after councils were held in the pre-Renaissance period. Leaders of the christian church and men of power gathered and decided what was to be recited weekly in church. This is major issue number one that I have. These creeds and things people are mumbling had no mention in the Bible, and they still repeat these words week after week, sounding like intellect-less drones.