But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.
Unity in Belief
Dayton Apologetics agrees with and supports the below Creeds ("I believe") & Statements:
1. ~150 Apostle's Creed
325 Nicene Creed
451 Athanasia Creed
2. 1978 Chicago IL Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
3. 1987 Danvers MA Statement on Biblical Manhood
4. 2017 Nashville TN Statement on Sexuality, Gender, & Marriage
5. 2018 Dallas TX Statement on Social Justice
6. 2021 Answers in Genesis Statement of Faith and challenge
7. 2023 American Pastor Project Statement
8. 2023 Truthscript Statement of Faith
The Creeds are constant reminders of what is central to our faith. Creeds are also boundary markers that set the rules for intelligent, creative conversation about God and His creation. Like fences, creeds protect us from "heresy" -- choosing to wander away from the historical testimony about the nature and workings of God found in the Holy Scripture. Dayton Apologetics also agrees with Blue Letter Bible's disclaimer.
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
"Everyone loves Jesus until you define who He is."