THE NATURE OF GOD
We believe that this universe, including man, was created by an all-powerful uncreated Being revealed in the scripture as God. His abilities and knowledge are beyond the ability of man to fully comprehend. He is revealed as both perfect love, which finds its ultimate expression in the cross, and perfect justice, which find its ultimate expression in the final judgment. Furthermore, this God is manifested in three persons – the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit, which, although equal, manifest His nature and mission in distinctive ways (Phil. 2:5-6). God the Father is the creator and the One Who sent His Son and authored the plan of salvation (John 14:28; John 3:16). The Son is the Word made flesh, carried out the plan of redemption through His death and resurrection, and serves as our High Priest and Mediator (John 1:1, John 1:18, John 1:14; Heb. 4:14-16; 1 Tim. 2:5). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son, is eternal, and is literally “God on the earth”, revealing Himself to both unbelievers and believers (John 15:26; 16:7-9; Acts 1:8; Rom. 5:5; 8:4).