I visited my mom in Michigan this past week and attended church services with her - she is a life long member of the WELS Lutheran church. I was baptized and confirmed in it in my youth and naturally memorized all the creeds (well, not the Athanasian!). It has been years since I was at a WELS service, but was surprised to see that they had made some major changes to the Nicene Creed - I’m not talking about updating from “sitteth” to “sits” - but changes that were drastic enough I had to flip open my hymnal to follow along.
To me, “and became man” does not equal “fully human.” As a statement of faith, beginning the creed with “I believe” says something different from “We believe”.
I am just surprised and dismayed at the lurch toward modernism, updating for the sake of being gender neutral, or whatever impulses drove these changes. This looks to be another avenue of division between Christians. Are other denominations changing the wording (English) as well?