We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church;That is probably close to our de facto creed, that the church and her mission is bound closely and uniquely to the original teaching of Jesus' apostles as their witness to him. Sola Scriptura, to a Lutheran, is the practical working out of the view that the apostolic church has apostolic teachings. Scripture is seen as the deposit of teachings that came from the apostles and therefore the guarantor of apostolic faith.
what we received from the apostles we pass along,
neither adding nor taking away.
I hope one of the Roman Catholics will chime in with their comments on what their de facto creed would look like. As best I can tell, it would look more like this:
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church,I hope I've done that view justice, and again would be glad to hear from the Roman Catholics around.
Infallible bulwark against which the gates of hell cannot prevail,
Whose authority is the Bishop of Rome.
What about your church? When it comes to what we confess together and the differences that separate us, what is your de facto creed?