Sometimes we take for granted the scriptures and the carefully formulated theological expressions of faith, the creeds. Dockery and Mullins offer some caution to those who diminish the value of either.
We can tell ourselves that we can survive without rooting ourselves in the ancient words of Scripture or the sturdy creeds and confessions that flow from God’s Word, but we would be only offering ourselves an empty consolation. As the great Baptist leader E. Y. Mullins once opined: “A creed is like a ladder. On it you may climb up to a lofty outlook, a purer spiritual atmosphere, or you may climb down to the low platform of a barren orthodoxy.”
Dockery, David S. (2012-04-09). Faith and Learning (p. 138). B&H Publishing. Kindle Edition.