Chapter II - Of God and of the Holy Trinity

I. There is but one only,(Deu 6:4, 1 Cor 8:4, 6) living, and true God,(1 Thes 1:9, Jer 10:10) who is infinite in being and perfection,(Job 11:7-9, 26:14) a most pure spirit,(John 4:24) invisible,(1 Tim 1:17) without body, parts,(Deu 4:15-16, John 4:24, Luke 24:39) or passions;(Acts 14:11, 15) immutable,(Jam 1:17, Mal 3:6) immense,(1 Kings 8:27, Jer 23:23-24) eternal,(Psa 90:2, 1 Tim 1:17) incomprehensible,(Psa 145:3) almighty,(Gen 17:1, Reve 4:8) most wise,(Rom 16:27) most holy,(Isa 6:3, rev 4:8) most free,(Psa 115:3) most absolute;(Ex 3:14) working all things according to the counsel of His own immutable and most righteous will,(Eph 1:11) for His own glory;(Pro 16:4, Rom 11:36) most loving,(1 John 4:8, 16) gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin;(Ex 34:6-7) the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him;(Heb 11:6) and withal, most just, and terrible in His judgments,(Neh 9:32-33) hating all sin,(Psa 5:5-6) and who will by no means clear the guilty.(Nah 1:2-3, Ex 34:7)

II. God has all life,(John 5:26) glory,(Acts 7:2) goodness,(Psa 119:68) blessedness,(1 Tim 6:15, Rom 9:5) in and of Himself; and is alone in and unto Himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creatures which He has made,(Acts 17:24-25) nor deriving any glory from them,(Job 22:2-3) but only manifesting His own glory in, by, unto, and upon them. He is the alone fountain of all being, of whom, through whom, and to whom are all things;(Rom 11:36) and has most sovereign dominion over them, to do by them, for them, or upon them whatsoever Himself pleases.(Rev 4:11, 1 Tim 6:15, Dan 4:25, 35) In His sight all things are open and manifest,(Heb 4:13) His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature,(Rom 11:33-34, Psa 147:5) so as nothing is to Him contingent, or uncertain.(Acts 15:18, Eze 11:5) He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works, and in all His commands.(Psa 145:17, Rom 7:12)To Him is due from angels and men, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service, or obedience He is pleased to require of them.(Rev 5:12-14)

III. In the unity of the Godhead there be three Persons of one substance, power, and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.(1 John 5:7, Matt 3:16-17, Matt 28:19, 2 Cor 13:14) The Father is of none, neither begotten nor proceeding; the Son is eternally begotten of the Father; (John 1:14, 18) the Holy Ghost eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son. (John 15:26, Gal 4:6)