Article II – Theology Proper – The Study of God
Section 1 The Creator
We believe that God is the Creator of all things, and reject that the universe brought itself into existence by some quantum phenomenon, or that man is but the end product of a random evolutionary process (Genesis 1:1,26; John 1:3; Hebrews 11:3). We further reject the “middle of the road” stance of “theistic evolution” as neither consistent with Scripture, nor with historically observable evidence such as the fossil record.
Section 2 The Trinity
We believe that God eternally exists in three persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 17:5; 28:18-19; Mark 1:9-11; 1st John 2:22-23) – and that these three are one God (Mark 12:29), being identical in nature, having precisely the same attributes, and perfections, and worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience (John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4; 2nd Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6). We believe that the members of the Triune God are not simply impersonal forces governing the universe, but living persons, individually possessing intellect, will, and emotion (Deuteronomy 4:24; John 1:4, John 11:33-35; Romans 8:26-27; Ephesians 4:30).