There is only one God — BUT that one God exists (is manifested) as three Persons (hypostases): Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 


God, the Father , usually referred to as the first Person in the Triune God, should probably be referred to as one hypostasis of the God.  By hypostasis, we mean that without which something cannot exist.  This means that even though the Father is distinct from the Son and the Holy Spirit, He is not separate from them (in much the same way that heat of the Sun cannot be separated from the light of the Sun, even though both are distinct from each other). He made all things through the Son, sent the Son for our salvation, and gives us the Holy Spirit. 


God, the Son, the Son of God, Jesus Christ, also referred to as the second Person (hypostasis) of the Godhead, is God, but He is not the Father or the Holy Spirit.  He was born of the virgin Mary, fully God and fully human, and is the perfect revelation of the Father and the perfect representative of humanity. He is our Lord and Savior, having suffered and died on the cross for all human sin.  He was buried, but was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to heaven. Standing in for all humanity before the Father, Jesus Christ provides the perfect human response to God. Since he died for all, all died in him, and all will be made alive in him. 


God, the Holy Spirit, also referred to as the third Person (hypostasis) of the Godhead, is God, distinct from the Father and the Son, but not separate from either.  The Holy Spirit brings sinners to repentance and faith, assures believers of their forgiveness and acceptance as God’s dearly loved children, and works in them to conform them to the image of Jesus Christ. 


The Bible contains the inspired and infallible Word of God that testifies to Jesus Christ. The Bible is fully authoritative for all matters of faith and salvation. 


Salvation comes only by God’s grace and not by works.  It only became a reality because of the person and work of Jesus Christ … and it is experienced through faith in Jesus Christ. 


We look forward to the resurrection of the dead – at the return of Jesus Christ – and the life of the age to come. 

PLEASE NOTE:  The beliefs listed above represent a mixture of my traditional beliefs and my nontraditional beliefs.  If you want to learn a little more about these beliefs, click here for a link to short answers. 


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