The Doctrine of God

WE AFFIRM one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinite, perfect, eternally existing in three co-equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We affirm that the One living and true God, being infinite, can not be comprehended by any other than himself, but only truly known as he has revealed himself to his creatures. He is a most pure spirit, immutable, omnipresent, eternal, omnipotent, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute, self-sufficient, independent, with nothing for him is contingent or uncertain. The Living God has sovereign dominion over all creatures, to do by them, for them, or upon them, according to the counsel of his good pleasure. God subsists in three persons, each having the whole divine essence, yet the essence undivided: the Father is of none, neither begotten nor proceeding; the Son is eternally begotten of the Father; the Holy Spirit proceeding from the Father and the Son. God is sovereign in his power and purpose and has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for himself and to make all things new for his own glory.

WE DENY any doctrine that rejects or diminishes God’s holiness, immutability, omniscience, triune nature, sovereignty, or justice. We deny any form of ontological subordination. We deny that there is any other God besides the one and true Living God. We deny that the three persons of the Holy Trinity are three distinct Gods. We deny that the Living God is but one person with three modes or functions. We deny that the sovereign plans of God or the knowledge of God are conditional upon the will of man.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Job 11:7-9; Jeremiah 10:10; Malachi 3:6; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 1:1-16; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Timothy 1:17; James 1:17; I John 5:7

John Reasnor