Statement of Faith
As a statement of faith, I hold to the following version of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed:
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages; Light of Light, true God of true God; begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father; through whom all things were made.
Who, for us human beings and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was made flesh by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made a human being; was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; and suffered, and was buried; and the third day rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; whose kingdom will have no end.
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father; who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified; who spoke through the prophets.
In one holy, catholic (universal), and apostolic church.
We confess one baptism for the remission of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
I further affirm the following as essential doctrines:
- Man’s total depravity and need for salvation
- The exclusivity of Jesus Christ as the only Saviour of mankind.
- Salvation by grace through faith in Christ’s substitutionary atonement alone, and not by good works.
- The authority of Scripture as the inspired Word of God, perfect and sufficient in all that it teaches and prescribes.
Why Cogent Christianity?
Cogent Christianity is my personal blog, where I attempt to delineate my thoughts on various issues in the fields of Christian apologetics, theology, and philosophy. The main purpose of this blog is to encourage and equip my fellow brothers and sisters in the Christian community to boldly and unashamedly defend their faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a fallible human being, it is entirely possible that I revise or change my opinions on a certain topic; hence, the secondary purpose of this blog is to sort out my own thoughts on various issues and to keep a record of the evolution of my own beliefs and opinions, allowing you as the reader to take part in that journey with me.
Everything here that rises to the standard of truth is a product of the Logos who lives in me. Everything that falls short of that standard comes purely from an unwarranted confidence in my fallible rational abilities. I wholeheartedly welcome all forms of criticism, correction, and advice from you.