There is only ONE living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. He has existed eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. We owe Him our love, reverence, worship, and obedience.
(Genesis 1:1-2, 2:7; Deuteronomy 6:4, 32:6; Psalm 19:1-3, 145:10-13; Matthew 28:19; Romans 8:14-15; Hebrews 11:6, 12:9)
Jesus is the eternal Son of God, the Word made flesh. He is both fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and willingly gave His life to die on the cross as a substitution for the sin of mankind. This was God’s plan for the redemption of mankind. Jesus arose from the dead on the third day, ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, in whose Person affected the reconciliation between God and man. He’ll return in power and glory to judge the world and fulfill His redemptive mission.
(Genesis 18:1; Isaiah 7:14, 53:1-6, 12; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5, 14:6-7; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; Revelation 22:12-16)
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. He convicts of sin and helps people understand truth. At the moment of salvation, He baptized every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. He enlightens and empowers the believer to live within God’s boundaries.
(John 14:16-17, 26, 15:26; Romans 8:9-11, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 2:10-14, 12:3-11,13; Galatians 4:6, 5:22-25)