The Scriptures are clear that there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:5-6), who is the creator of all things (Genesis 1). God is eternal (Psalm 41:13), holy (Isaiah 6:3, Rev 4:8), sovereign (Isaiah 43:13), all-knowing (Psalm 139:1-4), all-powerful (Matthew 19:26), personal (John 1:14; Hebrews 1:2), loving (John 3:16, 1 John 4:8), completely self-sufficient (Isaiah 40:12-17) and transcendent (Deuteronomy 29:29, Isaiah 55:8-9). This God is revealed to us in Scripture, through nature and conscience, and fully in the person of Jesus Christ. He is a unity existing in diversity, a triune community of divine persons (Matthew 28:19), mysteriously one God, Father (Matthew 6:9), Son (John 1:34), and Holy Spirit (John 14:26).
Our Gracious Father
We recognize God the Father as the initiator in creation, the author of life, and the one whose purposes for the world are being accomplished. He decreed to make all things world, permit the fall, and send the Son into the world for its redemption. He is fully pleased with God the Son, with the Son in joyful submission to the will of his Father. The Spirit is sent forth from the Father and the Son into the world to accomplish the purposes of the Triune God. As Scripture teaches - from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever (Romans 11:36).
The Full Divinity and Full Humanity of Jesus of Nazareth
The person of Jesus of Nazareth is the most fascinating, complex and unique being in the history of the world. The Scriptures reveal him to be fully human and fully divine. His divinity was exhibited by his names he was called, his attributes (eternal, unchanging, all powerful and all knowing), the works he did that only God can do (forgive sin, grant eternal life), and the worship he received from his followers. His friends and enemies alike acknowledged that he claimed to be God incarnate, God become flesh (John 1:1-14). In addition, Scripture is clear that Jesus was a real human being sharing in our weakness and struggle (Philippians 2:1-8, Hebrews 4:14-16). He was born a baby into humble circumstances (Matthew 1-2, Luke 2), lived an exemplary life without sin, and died a human death on a cross of execution. After being dead for three days, God raised Jesus from the dead, after which he ascended to the right hand of God, ruling and reigning as our great covenant King.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity. He is not an impersonal force or a spirit in which all things share their being. He is fully God sharing essence and attributes with the Father and the Son. He was sent into the world by the Father and Son to bring people to salvation (John 16:7-11, Titus 3:4-7), gift the church to continue the work of Jesus on the earth (1 Corinthians 12-14, Ephesians 4:1-16, Romans 12:1-8), empower us for gospel ministry (Acts 1:8) and transform our lives to become increasingly more like God (Galatians 5:16-26, 1 Thessalonians 1).