We believe and confess that there is but one God and none other, having only one divine essence, yet existing in three persons, each of whom are called God and partake of the fullness of deity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We, therefore, teach the profound, biblical mystery that the one true God exists as a Trinity: one God and three persons within the Godhead, all of whom are fully God.
The Triune God is infinitely holy, just, and righteous, a God who hates all sin and will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. Yet He is also equally gracious, merciful, and patient, abounding in lovingkindness and truth and forgiving the sins of many. Our Lord is unchanging and unchangeable, being throughout all ages the same, eternal Spirit: all-powerful, all-sufficient, all-knowing, and independent, having all life, glory, goodness, wisdom, and blessedness in Himself. To Him is due all worship, honor, service, and obedience, for from Him, through Him, and to Him are all things.
Without need or necessity, and according to His own wise and holy reasons, God created in six days all that is, whether things visible or invisible, in heaven or on earth, calling it all very good and resting on the seventh day. Our God did not leave His creation to the forces of chance or fortune, but He continues to exercise His gracious and just providence, by which He works all things to His own glory according to the wise counsel of His own free will, so that we might not fear the storm, sickness, affliction, or even death, for our God holds us and all His creation up, as it were, by His very own fatherly hand. In Him alone we put our confidence and hope of that blessed day.