“…the Christian creed offers “the world’s true story,” not some “alternative view,” or “Christian opinion” or truth for this or that individual, but truth for everyone. Nowhere else, he writes, “is such an alternative vision of the world and of humanity so clearly stated.” Against liberal theologians, Johnson insists Jesus’ divinity was not a later belief the creeds tacked onto Christianity but an element in people’s earliest attempts to comprehend Jesus. He also says the creeds explain the teachings in the New Testament rather than adding anything to them.