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Statement of Faith: The Trinity

           There is one triune God in whom are three eternal, distinct, simultaneous 'persons': the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.  All three are the one God, coeternal, coequal, in perfect harmony, unity, and relationship.  Still remaining as the only one triune God.  Not three gods and not one person who took three modes, offices, or forms. (Isaiah 44:6, 8; 45:5; Gen. 1:26-27; 3:22; Matt. 3:17; 28:19; Luke 9:35; 2 Cor. 13:14).  God is a trinity of 'persons' consisting of one substance and one essence.  God is numerically one.  Within that single divine substance and essence are three individual subsistence's that we call 'persons'.  the Father is first, the Son is second, and the Holy Spirit is third.

   The Father is not begotten, but the Son is (John 3:16). The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father (John 15:26). The Father sent the Son (1 John 4:10).  The Son and the Father send the Holy Spirit (John 14:26; 15:26).  The Father creates (Isaiah 44:24), the Son redeems (Gal. 3:13), and the Holy Spirit sanctifies (Rom. 15:16).  This subordination of order does not imply that each of the members of the Godhead are not equal or not divine (Matt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 12:4-6; 13:14; Eph. 4:4-7; 1 Pet. 1:2; Jude 20-21)

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