rule of faith

Definition of rule of faith

1 : a standard for testing truth in religion especially : an ultimate theological criterion
2 : an authoritative statement of religious belief : a creedal formulation designed to sum up major orthodox beliefs and to exclude heresy

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“Rule of faith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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