Father, Son, and Holy Spirit


The Father is the Architect of creation and salvation (Is. 42:5; 45:5; 53:10; John 20:21). We believe that God the Father is the ultimate authority and is holy, perfect, good, just, gracious, merciful and loving. No one has seen God the Father at any time, but God the Son has made Him known (Gen. 3:8; Ex. 33:11; 20-23; John 1:18; 6:46). The Father has infinite love so great that He sent His Son to die for humanity so people could be redeemed out of their sinful condition (John 3:16). Some day in eternity, believers will know and see God the Father as He really is (Rev. 7:17; 21:4).

    The Son is the Author of creation and salvation (John 1:3; Col 1:16; Heb. 5:9). Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became completely man without ceasing to be completely God; He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Matt. 1:18-22; John 1:1, 14). He lived a perfect, sinless life, fulfilling the Law of God (Heb. 4:15). He gave Himself as a sin-offering on the cross taking the punishment for sinners who turn to Him for forgiveness and believe on Him (Rom. 3:22-25). Jesus resurrected bodily from the grave showing His power over sin and death and the ability to give eternal life to those who trust Him. He ascended to the right hand of His Father where He intercedes on behalf of His people (Rom. 8:34).

    The Spirit is the Administrator of creation and salvation (Gen. 1:2; Job 33:4; Ps. 104:30; Eph. 1:13). The Holy Spirit is a divine Person who convicts the world of sin and brings new life to those who are spiritually dead placing believers into the one true church, which is the Body of Christ (John 6:8; 1 Cor. 12:13). He indwells believers permanently, sanctifies them, seals them unto the day of redemption, and bestows spiritual gifts upon them for evangelism and the building up of the church (1 Cor. 14:12).

Each Person shares the same eternal divine essence, being equal in value, power, glory and perfection but with diverse roles. In the Trinity, the Son willingly submits to the Father and the Holy Spirit willingly submits to both the Father and Son (John 16:14, 28). So whether all act or One acts, they always act as God in perfect unity, glorifying one another. A wife is to willingly submit to the leadership of her husband as the child is to submit to parents (Eph. 5:21-6:9). Citizens are to submit to governmental leadership and Christians are to submit to the leadership of their elders (Rom. 13:1-5; Heb. 13:17). All relationships are designed to mirror the Trinity-perfect unity in perfect service with perfect peace through perfect love!