Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Ecclesiastical Polity Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism Sacred Doctrine

On the Attributes and Marks of the Church (1)

The four adjectival modifiers of the word “church” in the Creed (one, holy, catholic, apostolic), though sometimes confused with the “marks” (notae) of the church, are not “marks.” They areĀ attributes. That is to say, oneness, holiness, catholicity, and apostolicity as they are used in the Creed are not things we use to distinguish one body […]