(Tenet No. 1)
1. What are some important things the Scriptures reveal concerning God?
The Scriptures tell us that God exists, eternal in His being. Almighty in His Power, ruling all things for His own glory. (Psalm 90:2, 1st Chron. 29:11).
2. What do the Scriptures say of God?
God is a Spirit, without equal, present everywhere, all seeing, all-knowing, and all-wise. (John 4:24, Isa. 46:5,9, Psalm 13:9).
3. How many persons are in the Godhead, and who are they?
There are three persons in the Godhead; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19).
4. Are these three Persons one God?
Yes. They are of one essence, equal in power and glory, perfect in unity, and form one indivisible God. (John 14:9, 15:26, Phil. 2:6).
5. Are there more Gods than one?
No. The Scripture speaks of many that are called gods. But declare that there is only One living and true God. (1st Cor. 8:4-6).
6. What do the Scriptures reveal regarding the Deity of the Father?
There is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things. (1st Cor. 8:6).
7. What do the Scriptures say regarding the Deity of the Son?
That He is equal to the Father, for “unto the Son, He saith.” “Thy Throne, O God, is forever and ever.” (Isa. 9:6, Phil. 2:6, Heb. 1:8)
8. What do the Scriptures show regarding the Deity of the Holy Spirit?
That He is a distinct Person in the Godhead. He is called God, and is therefore equal with God: He is the Spirit of the Father and proceedeth from the Father. (Matt. 28:19, Acts 5:3-4, John 15:26)
9. Is worship due to the Father as God?
Yes. Jesus said, “true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in truth”, for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. (John 4:23)
10. Should the Son be worshipped as God?
Yes. “When He bringeth in the first begotten into the world, He saith, Let all the angels of God worship Him.” (Heb. 1:6)
11. Does the Holy Spirit receive worship as God?
Yes. Because He is God, yet His ministry in us leads us to worship God. (Phil. 3:3)
12. Can we know God by our human powers and observations alone?
No. God can only be known as He reveals Himself to man. (Matt. 11:27, Rom. 1:19)
13. How does God reveal Himself?
By His works in Creation, by His Holy Scriptures, by the Holy Spirit, by His Son, and also through His people. (Matt. 1:27, 1st Cor. 2:10,11, 1:21, 2nd Tim. 3:15, Rom. 1:20)
14. Are these means of knowing God sufficient for our salvation and fellowship with God?
Yes. But to make the means effective, man must repent and believe the Gospel concerning our Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and Mediator. (Mark 1:15, John 3:36)