Gospel vs Creed - What's the difference?

gospel | creed |


As a proper noun gospel

is (christianity).

As a noun creed is

that which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.

As a verb creed is

to believe; to credit.

gospel

English

(wikipedia gospel)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The first section of the Christian New Testament scripture, comprising the books of , concerned with the life, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus.
  • An account of the life, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus, generally written during the first several centuries of the Common Era.
  • A message expected to have positive reception or effect.
  • (Protestantism) the teaching of Divine grace as distinguished from the Law or Divine commandments
  • (uncountable) gospel music
  • (uncountable) That which is absolutely authoritative (definitive).
  • * Saintsbury
  • If any one thinks this expression hyperbolical, I shall only ask him to read Oedipus, instead of taking the traditional witticisms about Lee for gospel .

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To instruct in the gospel.
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    creed

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
  • A reading or statement of belief that summarizes the faith it represents; a definite summary of what is believed; a confession of faith for public use; especially, one which is brief and comprehensive.
  • * A creed is a manifesto of religious or spiritual beliefs
  • (rare) The fact of believing; belief, faith.
  • * 1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , I:
  • The precipice she stood on was immense, / So was her creed in her own innocence.

    Derived terms

    * Apostles' Creed * Athanasian Creed * Nicene Creed

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To believe; to credit.
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