There is one true God. He has revealed Himself as having always existed without any outside cause or agent bringing Him into being (Isaiah 43:10). He is the Creator of the universe (Genesis 1:1) and the One who redeems, saves, or rescues mankind from sin and its painful consequences (Isaiah 43:11). God has further revealed Himself as a single Being (Deuteronomy 6:4) consisting of three interrelated persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22). This concept of one God or Being of three persons is called the Trinity.
Importance of this doctrine: It is contrary to the clear statement and meaning of Scripture to speak of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three gods or as three modes in which the One God has revealed Himself. Through the centuries such false teachings have created division and devastation in the church. Though the concept of a "three in One" Trinity has no parallel in the human world, it is absolutely scriptural and essential to a proper understanding of the multifaceted nature of God. Other scripture references support the nature of the one true God and the relationship between the three persons:
Zechariah 14:9; Matthew 1:21-23, 11:25-27, 28:19; Luke 1:35; John 1:1,2,14,18,29,49, 5;17-30, 32, 37, 8:17-18, 14:16-17, 15:26, 17:11, 21; Acts 2:32-36; Romans1:1-3, 7, 14:11; 1 Corinthians 1:24, 15:24-28; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Phillipians 2:8-9; Hebrews 1:1-13, 7:3, 12:2; 1 Peter 1:8, 3:22, 1 John 1:3,4,2:22-23,3:8, 4:1-5, 10, 14; 2 John 3, 9; Revelation 1:13,17,4:8-11,5:6-14,7:9-10.
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Statement of Fundamental Truths
[Scriptures Inspired] [One True God] [The Deity Of Christ] [Fall of Man] [Salvation Of Man]
[Ordinances of the Church] [Baptism in the Holy Ghost] [Evidence of Baptism in Holy Ghost]
[Sanctification] [Church and its Mission] [Ministry] [Devine Healing] [Blessed Hope]
[Millennial Reign of Christ] [Final Judgment] [New Heaven and Earth]