Articles of Faith: Godhead

We believe that there is one, and only one living and true God, and infinite, intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love, that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. Ex. 20:2-3; Gen 17:1; I Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:6; John 4:24; Psa. 147:41; Psa 83:18; Psa 90:2; Jer. 10:10; Ex. 15:11; Rev 4:11; I Tim. 1:17; Rom. 11:33; Mark 12:30; Matt. 28:19; John 15:26; I Cor. 12:4-6

God the Father:

We believe that he is the first person of the Godhead, who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body parts, or passions, immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, most wise, most holy, most free, most absolute, working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will, for his own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth. As the creator he is the father of all creation and that all creatures, having physical life, owe their origin to Him. We reject the ecumenical teaching that God is the Father of all, and all are brothers. We believe that He is the Spiritual Father of those who have been born again - Eph. 3:14,15; Jn. 3:3; Eph. 4:18; John 1:12; John 8:44

God the Son:

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the second person of the Godhead. The eternal Son of God became a man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary in order to reveal God and redeem man. He lived an absolutely sinless life and became the sinner's voluntary substitute on the cross by His vacarious death for man's sins. Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day, giving eternal assurance of redemption's full payment and the satisfaction of God's righteous indignation toward sin. We believe in His bodily ressurection from the dead, in His ascention to Heaven, in His presence at God's right hand, as our intercessor and advocate. - John 1:12; Luke 1:35; Rom. 3:24,25; Rom. 1:4; I Pet. 1:3-5; Acts 2:32,36; Acts 1:9; Eph 1:20; Rom. 8:38; I John 2:1

God the Holy Spirit:

We believe the Holy Spirit is the executive of the Godhead. We believe that He executes the Plan of God by convicting the unbelieving world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He regenerates all believers in the present age, baptizes them into the body of Christ, seals them unto the day of redemption and bestows gifts upon believers for service. He teaches the believer and sets him apart for a holy life. It is the duty of every believer to be filled. - Rom. 8:9; I Cor. 12:12-14; Eph. 1:13; John 14:16,17; John 16:18; I Cor. 3:16; Acts 5:3,4