God: God is the only one and true living God, completely perfect, and existing eternally in three distinct persons (Father, Son, & Holy Spirit).
Reigns with providential care over all of His creation, His creatures, and the flow of human history according to the purposes of His grace.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1; See also Psalm 19:1-3; Isaiah 64:8).
"He said to them, It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by His authority" (Acts 1:7; See also Ephesians 4:6; Timothy 1:17).
Eternal Son of the Father, Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. As God incarnate He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. After living a perfectly sinless life He died upon the cross, the just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures, and is now at the right hand of the Father as our Intercessor. He will come again to consummate His kingdom establishing perfect righteousness and peace.
"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14; See also Psalm 217; Isaiah 53:1-2).
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-3; See also John 17; Galatians 4:4-5).
Fully divine, He was responsible for inspiring holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables people to understand the truth of the same. After the ascension of Jesus Christ, He was sent to indwell, guide, teach, and empower all followers of Christ; as well He was sent to convince the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
"The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters" (Genesis 1:2; See also Psalm 139:7-10; Joel 2:28-32).
"In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of His glory" (Ephesians 1:13-14; See also Romans 8:14-16; 2 Peter 1:21).