Chapter II. Of God, and of the Holy Trinity
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I. There is but one only [a], living, and true God [b], who is infinite in being and perfection [c], a most pure spirit [d], invisible [e], without body, parts [f], or passions [g]; immutable [h], immense [i], eternal [k], incomprehensible [l], almighty [m], most wise [n], most holy [o], most free [p], most absolute [q]; working all things according to the counsel of His own immutable and most righteous will [r], for His own glory [s]; most loving [t], gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin [u]; the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him [x]; and withal, most just, and terrible in His judgments [y], hating all sin [z], and who will by no means clear the guilty [a].

II. God has all life [b], glory [c], goodness [d], blessedness [e], in and of Himself; and is alone in and unto Himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creatures which He has made [f], nor deriving any glory from them [g], 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 [h]; and has most sovereign dominion over them, to do by them, for them, or upon them whatsoever Himself pleases [i]. In His sight all things are open and manifest [k], His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature [l], so as nothing is to Him contingent, or uncertain [m]. He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works, and in all His commands [n]. To Him is due from angels and men, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service, or obedience He is pleased to require of them [o].

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 [p]. The Father is of none, neither begotten nor proceeding; the Son is eternally begotten of the Father [q]; the Holy Ghost eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son [r].


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