Statement of Belief: God

Bible, Psalm 119

Bible, Psalm 119 (Photo credit: jason2917)

I recently drafted a statement of faith as part of an internship program I am doing at Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, KY.  Over the next several weeks I will be posting portions of that here. The tops range from “God” to “the End Times” to “Spiritual Gifts” and even a Christian understanding of Alcohol. Each statement will be roughly a paragraph and will simply cite Scripture as references, rather than quote them at length. We’ll begin with the essentials:

God is the holy, triune, sovereign creator of all things. His holiness is his absolute otherness and encompasses all of his attributes, which include his righteousness and justice, his love and mercy, his grace, beauty, wrath and truth (Ex. 15:11; Num. 20:12; 1Sam 2:2; 6:20; Is. 5:16; 6:3; 57:17) . God’s triunity refers to his nature as God. He is one divine being revealed in three distinct persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each person is distinct in their work, yet all share in the divine nature (Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; John 1:1; 8:58; 10:30; 14:26; Acts 5:4) . God is also sovereign creator. By the word of his power he called the very fabric of time itself into being, and with it all of creation (John 1:1; Gen. 1:1). In his sovereignty he upholds and sustains the universe, and there is no atom therein that moves apart from his divine decree (Col. 1:17; Heb. 1:3).

There is much that could be unpacked here, but we’ll save that for another post. Up next, “The Trinity”…

3 comments on “Statement of Belief: God

  1. […] on my statement of belief I turned in for the internship at Clifton Baptist Church. In my first post, I discussed God as sovereign creator, who is perfectly holy in each of his attributes. In his […]

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