God

There is one living and true God, Ruler of the universe; infinite in holiness, all powerful, all knowing; eternally existing in three persons; equal in every divine perfection; executing distinct but harmonious work in creation, providence and redemption; without division of nature.

a.) God the Father - Infinite, loving personal spirit, who reigns providentially over the universe and flow of human history according to his purposes and grace; infallibly foreknows all that will come to pass; concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; hears and answers prayer; and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Gen 1:1,2; Ex 34:5-7; Num 23:19; Deut 3:24, 33:27; Ps 33:11-13; 48:14; Matt 23:9; John 3:16; Rom 1:7; 1 John 4:16; Rev 1:6, 21:3.

b.) God the Son - Jesus, eternal and only begotten Son of God, by whom all things were created and exist; determined before the foundation of the world to be the Savior of mankind; conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, fully God and man; lived a perfect, sinless life; taught and revealed the will of God; took upon Himself human nature, identified completely with mankind yet without sin; made provision for the redemption of humanity through His substitutionary death on the cross; was raised from the dead in a glorified, physical body; appeared to His disciples; ascended into heaven; is exalted at the right hand of God as the living Lord of lords and only Mediator between God and man. Jesus will return in power and glory to judge the world; consummate His redemptive Kingdom and renew creation from the curse of sin.

Matt 1:18-25, 20:28; Jn 1:1; 20:28-31; Acts 1:11; Rom 5:6-8, 6:9,10 8:32; II Cor 5:21; I Pet 2:21-23; Heb 7:25; 9:28; I Tim 2:5,6 3:16

c.) God the Holy Spirit - Fully God and possessing all divine attributes; active in work of creation; inspired men to write the Scriptures; enables understanding of truth; convicts the world of sin and judgment; calls people to the Gospel; immediately indwells every believer upon faith; regenerates, sanctifies and empowers all who believe in Jesus; comforts and gives spiritual gifts to believers; seals and guarantees believers until final redemption; and seeks to glorify Jesus.

John 14:16,17,26; 15:26,27; 16:9-14; Rom 8:9; I Cor 3:16; 6:19; Gal 5:22-26.