I.       There is but one only,[1] living, and true God,[2] perfect,[3] a most pure spirit,[4] invisible,[5] unchanging,[6] present,[7] eternal,[8] immeasurably great,[9] almighty,[10] most wise,[11] most holy,[12] most free,[13] most absolute;[14] working all things according to the counsel of His own unchangeable and most righteous will,[15] for His own glory;[16] most loving,[17] gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin;[18] the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him;[19] and withal, most just, and terrible in His judgments,[20] hating all sin,[21] and who will by no means clear the guilty.[22]

II.       God has all life,[23] glory,[24] goodness,[25] blessedness,[26] in and of Himself; and is alone in and unto Himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creatures which He has made,[27] nor sourcing any glory from them,[28] but only manifesting His own glory in, by, to, and upon them. He alone is the fountain of all being, of whom, through whom, and to whom are all things; [29] and has most sovereign dominion over them, to do by them, for them, or upon them whatsoever Himself pleases.[30] In His sight all things are open and manifest,[31] His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature,[32] so as nothing is to Him contingent, or uncertain.[33] He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works, and in all His commands.[34] To Him is due from angels and mankind, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service, or obedience He is pleased to require of them.[35]

III.       God is similar to the man in image and form but not kind.[36]  Masculine in nature he is the initiator, originator, giver, protector, and Father of creation.[37] He exists as a unity of three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity: God the Father, God the Word, and God the Spirit:[38] the Father is of none, neither begotten, nor proceeding; the Son, pre-existent as the Word, is begotten of the Father;[39] the Spirit eternally proceeding from the Father.[40]


[1] DEU 6:4 Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord. 1CO 8:4 Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

[2] 1TH 1:9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God. JER 10:10 But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting King.

[3] MAT 5:48 ESV You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

[4] JOH 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

[5] 1TI 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

[6] JAM 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. MAL 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

[7] 1KI 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded? JER 23:23 Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off? 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.

[8] PSA 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 1TI 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

[9] PSA 145:3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

[10] GEN 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. REV 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

[11] ROM 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

[12] ISA 6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. REV 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

[13] PSA 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

[14] EXO 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.

[15] EPH 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.

[16] PRO 16:4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. ROM 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

[17] 1JO 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

[18] EXO 34:6 And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

[19] HEB 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

[20] NEH 9:32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day. 33 Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly.

[21] PSA 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

[22] NAH 1:2 God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth; the Lord revengeth, and is furious; the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. 3 The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. EXO 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

[23] JOH 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.

[24] ACT 7:2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran.

[25] PSA 119:68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

[26] 1TI 6:15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords. ROM 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

[27] ACT 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.

[28] JOB 22:2 Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself. 3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are in the right, or is it gain to him if you make your ways blameless?

[29] And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. ROM 11:36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

[30] REV 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. 1TI 6:15 which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, DAN 4:25 that you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. You shall be made to eat grass like an ox, and you shall be wet with the dew of heaven, and seven periods of time shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will. 35 all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?”

[31] HEB 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

[32] ROM 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? PSA 147:5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.

[33] ACT 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. EZE 11:5 And the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the Lord; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.

[34] PSA 145:17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. ROM 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

[35] REV 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

[36] GEN 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make Adam in our image, after our form. 27 So God created Adam in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. GEN 1:24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds 1COR 15:39 For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. 11:7 For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. ACTS 17:29 Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. GEN 2:7 then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. COL 1:15 He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. GEN 5:3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.

[37] ROM 11:36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. JAM 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

[38] JOH 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only begotten [only-kind] from the Father, full of grace and truth. MAT 3:16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; 17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 2CO 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

[39] JOH 1:14 NASB And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'” 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

[40] JOH 15:26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. GAL 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of sonship into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”