BEFORE ALL BEGAN, GOD WAS. Out of nothing, God Almighty brought forth all things seen and unseen (Gn 1:1-3). There are no other gods before, behind, below, or above Him (Is 44:6). He is the One and only Living God (Jer 10:10). His Name is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Mt 28:19). He is a Perfect Triunity of Persons indwelling in One Essence (1 Jn 5:7; 2 Cor 13:14; Jer 10:10; Is 48:12).
In God is One Perfect Being of Three Distinct Persons (Mt 3:16-17).
In God is all perfection of power, knowledge, goodness, freedom, truth, and justice (Jb 11:7; Ps 90:2; Ps 115:3).
In God is true life, grace, mercy, love, holiness, forgiveness, and judgment (Ex 34:7; Jn 5:26; Ac 7:2; Ps 119:68).
God is the Creator, and all else the Created (Gn 1:1-3).
God is the Sovereign, and all else the Subject (Gn 17:1; Rv 4:8).
God is to be obeyed and worshipped, and all else to be obedient and awestruck (Rv 5:12-14)
THE FATHER IS GOD (Mt 6:9-13). Salvation comes from the Father (Eph 1:3):
In Him is found the cause, meaning and purpose of all things (Gn 1:1).
In Him is found the providential upkeep and care of all creation (Ps 19:1-3).
In Him and His Will is found the judge and standard of all right and wrong (1 Pt 1:17).
He is the eternal source of the eternal Son’s begetting (Jn 1:14, 18).
He is the eternal source of the eternal Spirit’s procession (Jn 15:26).
He is the eternal Father of all who come to him through faith in His Son by His Spirit (Gal 4:6).
THE SON IS GOD (Jn 1:1-18). Salvation comes through the Son (Eph 1:7):
In Him is found the Davidic Messianic King, our rescuer and redeemer through His blood (Ps 2:6; Lk 1:33; Eph 1:22, 23).
In Him is found the Sinless Sacrificial Lamb, Fully Man and Fully God, who is our substitutionary atonement for sins (Rv 5:12, Jn 17:6; Rm 8:30, Rm 8:3).
In Him only is found the great High Priest and Prophet, our advocate and hope for eternal communion with God (Isa 42:1; 1 Pt 1:19, 20; Ac 3:22; Hb 5:5, 6).
He was conceived by the power of the Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Mt 1:22, 23).
He was tortured, crucified, and killed under Pontius Pilate (Acts 13:37).
He rose bodily from death, ascended into heaven, and petitions the Father as our High Priest, Intercessor, and Hope (Rm 8:34).
THE SPIRIT IS GOD (Ac 5:3-4). Salvation comes by the Spirit (Eph 1:13-14):
In Him is found the power of the Son’s conception (Mt 1:20).
In Him is found the inspiration of Holy Scripture (2 Pt 1:21).
In Him is found the washing and regeneration of believing Sinners (Tit 3:4-7).
He is the seal of our promised eternal inheritance (Eph 1:13).
He is our sanctifying instructor and guide (Jn 14:26).
He is the power of the Church for Godly living, service, communion, and mission (Ac 1:8).
AFTER ALL WILL BE, GOD IS.