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“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things.
“The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters…then God said, ‘Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness: and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’” Genesis 1:2, 26
A. God the Father. God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purpose of His grace. He is all present, all powerful, and all knowing.
“One God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:6
B. God the Son. We believe that Jesus Christ is God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed many miracles, and shed His blood on the cross as a substitute for us. After He was buried, He was bodily resurrected. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will return literally, visibly, and personally in glory and power. (John 1:1-14; Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:5-9; Colossians 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Acts 1:11)
“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
C. God the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, co-equal and co-existent with the Father and the Son. He is the chief convictor of sin and the chief agent of regeneration and sanctification. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and enables every believer to live a godly life. (John 14:16-19; John 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 12:11,13; Romans 8:9,11; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 1:13-14, 5:18)
“And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.” John 16:8
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’” Genesis 1:26
“I also say to you that you are Peter; and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” Matthew 16:18
“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20
“..the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
“And I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:28-30
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
“And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’” 1 Corinthians 11:24
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Reference: The Baptist Faith and Message