How the Creed States the Doctrine of the Trinity

The Nicene Creed expresses the doctrine of the Trinity in the vocabulary of fourth-century Christianity, derived to a considerable degree from the philosophical categories of ancient Greece. I now wish to show briefly that what I have expounded so far largely in my own words is (except in one respect) indeed either the explicit doctrine of the Creed, or the way in which it was uncontroversially understood by later theologians and councils. The Nicene Creed begins by affirming Christian belief...

The Doctrine of the Incarnation

The Christian doctrine of the Incarnation claims that God did become incarnate in just this kind of way God the Son became God Incarnate. The Nicene Creed affirms that God the Son, the second person of the Trinity, 'came down from the heavens, and was incarnate and became human'. 'Came down from the heavens' must not be read in the literal sense of descending from the sky for the Gospels (which those who formulated the Creed regarded as the source of their doctrine) record no such 'descent',...