An excellent article from Dr. Douglas Kelly, professor at RTS, posted in the Aquila Report.
"Many evangelicals, in order to avoid the clear teachings of these confessions (which are based on the supernatural claims of the Bible) and not offend the reigning relativism of our culture (which, at the end of the day, is anti-supernatural), employ a sort of “nominalistic” interpretation of the standards. A “nominalistic” interpretation means avoiding the plain teaching of these biblically based confessions by formally subscribing to them while employing clever and painful endeavors to make them say something else; something that will be less offensive to the secular culture."
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Intersted in more? Check out Dr. Carl Trueman's book The Creedal Imperative.