God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
Each person of God possesses the attributes of God, authentically, entirely, individually, and eternally. Each person of God has distinct offices toward man’s salvation and reconciliation.
Personal Statement of Faith and Doctrines (created from past local churches I've attended)
I believe in a personal God, who is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe they are equal in divine perfection, each executing distinct, but harmonious offices in the work of Redemption. God is infinitely holy, being by His own nature incapable of sin, and absolutely sovereign working all things after the counsel of His own will. (Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; John 1:13, 4:24, 10:30; Rom. 8:28, 9:11; II Cor. 13:14; Eph. 1:5)
God the Father
I believe that God the Father is the all wise and sovereign ruler of all creation, who sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. He is the Creator of all and the Father of those who have accepted redemption through His Son. (Gen. 1:1,
God the Son
I believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and was born of Mary, a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men; that He is both the Son of God and God the Son. I believe He led a sinless life, He died on the cross, He arose from the dead on the third day, He was raised again to life by the Father, He ascended into heaven, He sits at the Fathers right hand, is coming again to take me with Him to heaven and eternal life. (Isa. 7.14; John 1.1-2; John 16:15; Gal. 4.4-5; Phil. 2.5-8; Acts 1.1-11; Hebrews 8.1)
God the Holy Spirit
I believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature. It is He who convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is the Restrainer of the Evil One until God's purpose is fulfilled. He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel and is the agent in the new birth, baptizing all true believers into the Body of Christ, sealing them until the day of redemption. (John 16.8-11; Rom. 8-9; 1 Cor. 12.12-14; Eph. 4.30)
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 13:3 “Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;”
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
1. Did God have to enter into God (did God fill God) to allow God to complete God’s performance of God’s distinct office?