We believe the Scriptures are sufficient, meaning our all-knowing God has given us everything we need to know to come to faith in Christ and follow Him. In forming the Nicene Creed, the church fathers relied on the Bible. The creed is the result of their conclusions from Scripture. If they had never written the creed, these truths would still be evident in the Bible alone.
Following their example, we trust that Scripture is sufficient for us to understand salvation, trust God, and follow Him. Paul instructs Timothy, “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:14–15).
As Paul mentions, the sacred writings—the Scriptures—make us wise for salvation in Christ. The Scriptures give us everything we need to know concerning salvation in Christ.
The Scriptures also teach us how to follow Christ. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16–17). In this passage, Paul tells us that the Scriptures equip us for every good work. Through the Scriptures, we learn how to follow Christ and accomplish every good work for the Lord.