There is but one only, living, and true God: who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure
spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible,
almighty, most wise, most holy, most free, most absolute, working all things according to the counsel of
His own immutable and most righteous will, for His own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful,
long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder
of them that diligently seek Him; and withal, most just and terrible in His judgments, hating all sin, and
who will by no means clear the guilty.
God hath all life, glory, goodness, blessedness, in and of Himself; and is alone in and unto Himself
all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creatures which He hath made, nor deriving any glory from
them, 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; and hath most sovereign dominion over them, to
do by them, for them, or upon them whatsoever Himself pleaseth. In His sight all things are open and
manifest; His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature, so as nothing is to
Him contingent, or uncertain. He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works, and in all His
commands. To Him is due from angels and men, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service, or
obedience He is pleased to require of them.
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. The Father is of none, neither begotten, nor proceeding: the
Son is eternally begotten of the Father: the Holy Ghost eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son.