We believe that there is only one living and true God. He eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the same in essence and attributes, equal in power and glory. We believe that God, by His Word and for His own glory, created the heavens and earth out of nothing and has graciously given it to man as a gift to manage according to His purpose. God reveals Himself through that creation, His mighty deeds in history, the Scriptures and the Lord Jesus Christ. The Triune God, not the creation, is the ultimate reality and standard for truth, beauty and good. The triune God has no need beyond himself for relationship and love; the triune God models within himself self-giving, love and relationship.
(Genesis 1:1,31; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-13: 45:21-22; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19-20; John 4:23, 24; Rom 1:19,20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:3-6)