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I. There is but one only,[1] living, and true God,[2] who is infinite in being and perfection,[3] a most pure spirit,[4] invisible,[5] without body, parts,[6] or passions;[7] immutable,[8] immense,[9] eternal,[10] incomprehensible,[11] almighty,[12] most wise,[13] most holy,[14] most free,[15] most absolute;[16] working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will,[17] for his own glory;[18] most loving,[19] gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin;[20] the rewarder of them that diligently seek him;[21] and withal, most just, and terrible in his judgments,[22] hating all sin,[23] and who will by no means clear the guilty.[24]

1. Deut. 6:4; I Cor. 8:4, 6; Gal. 3:20
2. I Thess. 1:9; Jer. 10:10
3. Job 11:7-9; Job 26:14; Psa. 139:6
4. John 4:24
5. I Tim. 1:17; John 1:18
6. Deut. 4:15-16; John 4:24 with Luke 24:39
7. Acts 14:11, 15
8. James 1:17; Mal. 3:6
9. I Kings 8:27; Jer. 23:23-24
10. Psa. 90:2; I Tim. 1:17
11. Psa. 145:3; Rom. 11:34
12. Gen. 17:1; Rev. 4:8
13. Rom. 16:27
14. Isa. 6:3: Rev. 4:8
15. Psa. 115:3; Isa. 14:24
16. Isa. 45:5,6; Exod. 3:14
17. Eph. 1:11
18. Prov. 16:4; Rom. 11:36; Rev. 4:11
19. I John 4:8, 16; John 3:16
20. Exod. 34:6-7
21. Heb. 11:6
22. Neh. 9:32-33; Heb. 10:28-31
23. Rom. 1:18; Psa. 5:5-6; 11:5
24. Exod. 34:7a; Nah. 1:2-3, 6

II. God hath all life,[25] glory,[26] goodness,[27] blessedness,[28] in and of himself; and is alone in and unto himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creatures which he hath made,[29] nor deriving any glory from them,[30] 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;[31] and hath most sovereign dominion over them, to do by them, for them, or upon them whatsoever himself pleaseth.[32] In his sight all things are open and manifest,[33] his knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature,[34] so as nothing is to him contingent, or uncertain.[35] He is most holy in all his counsels, in all his works, and in all his commands.[36] To him is due from angels and men, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service, or obedience he is pleased to require of them.[37]

25. Jer. 10:10; see John 5:26
26. Acts 7:2
27. Psa. 119:68
28. I Tim. 6:15; see Rom. 9:5
29. Acts 17:24-25
30. Luke 17:10
31. Rom. 11:36
32. Rev. 4:11; Dan. 4:25, 35; see I Tim. 6:15
33. Heb. 4:13
34. Rom. 11:33-34; Psa. 147:5
35. Acts 15:18; Ezek. 11:5
36. Psa. 145:17; Rom. 7:12
37. Rev. 5:12-14

III. 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:[38] the Father is of none, neither begotten, nor proceeding; the Son is eternally begotten of the Father;[39] the Holy Ghost eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son.[40]

38. Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; II Cor. 13:14; see Eph. 2:18
39. John 1:14, 18; see Heb. 1:2-3; Col. 1:15
40. John 15:26; Gal. 4:6