Creedal Priority

Is it my imagination, or was there a shift in priority in crafting creeds at around the time of the Reformation? Ancient creeds (such as the Nicene) begin with and emphasize the object of our faith: God.

Somewhere, the first focus of creeds shifted from Yahweh to His Scriptures. The Westminster Confession, for instance, begins with a chapter on the Scriptures.

And now, on just about every Christian site I come across online that carries a statement of faith, the Scriptures seem to be the first focus.

I’m just curious why that may be. Absolutely I believe in sola Scriptura, but I also believe in soli Deo gloria; though I have placed the Scriptures first on quite a few statements of faith I have crafted, I am now convinced that God should be placed in that place of honor. “In the beginning, God…” after all.

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