There is but one only, 121Deut. 6:4, 1 Cor. 8:4–6 living, and true God, 1221 Thess. 1:9, Jer. 10:10 who is infinite in being and perfection, 123Job 11:7–9, Job 26:14 a most pure spirit, 124John 4:24 invisible, 1251 Tim. 1:17 without body, parts, 126Deut. 4:15–16, John 4:24, Luke 24:39 or passions; 127Acts 14:11,15 immutable, 128James 1:17, Mal. 3:6 immense, 1291 Kings 8:27, Jer. 23:23–24 eternal, 130Ps. 90:2, 1 Tim. 1:17 incomprehensible, 131Ps. 145:3 almighty, 132Gen. 17:1, Rev. 4:8 most wise, 133Rom. 16:27 most holy, 134Isa. 6:3, Rev. 4:8 most free, 135Ps. 115:3 most absolute; 136Exod. 3:14 working all things according to the counsel of His own immutable and most righteous will, 137Eph. 1:11 for His own glory; 138Prov. 16:4, Rom. 11:36 most loving, 1391 John 4:8,16 gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; 140Exod. 34:6–7 the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him; 141Heb. 11:6 and withal, most just, and terrible in His judgments, 142Neh. 9:32–33 hating all sin, 143Ps. 5:5–6 and who will by no means clear the guilty. 144Nah. 1:2–3, Exod. 34:7
2. God hath all life, 145John 5:26 glory, 146Acts 7:2 goodness, 147Ps. 119:68 blessedness, 1481 Tim. 6:15, Rom. 9:5 in and of Himself; and is alone in and unto Himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creatures which He hath made, 149Acts 17:24–25 nor deriving any glory from them, 150Job 22:2–3 but only manifesting His own glory in, by, unto, and upon them. He is the alone fountain of all being, of whom, through whom, and to whom are all things 151Rom. 11:36 and hath most sovereign dominion over them, to do by them, for them, or upon them whatsoever Himself pleaseth. 152Rev. 4:11, 1 Tim. 6:15, Dan. 4:25, 35 In His sight all things are open and manifest, 153Heb. 4:13 His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature, 154Rom. 11:33–34, Ps. 147:5 so as nothing is to Him contingent, or uncertain. 155Acts 15:18, Ezek. 11:5 He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works, and in all His commands. 156Ps. 145:17, Rom. 7:12 To Him is due from angels and men, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service, or obedience He is pleased to require of them. 157Rev. 5:12–14
3. In the unity of the Godhead there be three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost: 1581 John 5:7. Matt 3:16–17, Matt. 28:19, 2 Cor. 13:14 the Father is of none, neither begotten, not proceeding; the Son is eternally begotten of the Father; 159John 1:14, 18 the Holy Ghost eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son. 160John 15:26, Gal. 4:6