2:1 There is but one only (Deut 6:4; 1 Cor 8:4, 6) living, and true God (Jer 10:10; 1 Thes 1:9): who is infinite in being and perfection (Job 11:7-9, 26:14), a most pure spirit (John 4:24), invisible (1 Tim 1:17), without body, parts (Deut 4:15, 16; Luke 24:39; John 4:24), or passions (Acts 14:11, 15), immutable (Mal 3:6; James 1:17), immense (1 Kings 8:27; Jer 23:23, 24), eternal (Psa 90:2; 1 Tim 1:17), incomprehensible (Psa 145:3), almighty (Gen 17:1; Rev 4:8), most wise (Rom 16:27), most holy (Isa 6:3; Rev 4:8), most free (Psa 115:3), most absolute (Ex 3:14), working all things according to the counsel of His own immutable and most righteous will (Eph 1:11), for His own glory (Prov 16:4; Rom 11:36); most loving (1 John 4:8, 16), gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin (Ex 34:6, 7); the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him (Heb 11:6); and with all most just and terrible in His judgments (Neh 9:32, 33), hating all sin (Psa 5:5, 6), and who will by no means clear the guilty (Ex 34:7; Nah 1:2, 3).
2:2 God hath all life (John 5:26), glory (Acts 7:2), goodness (Psa 119:68), blessedness (Rom 9:5; 1 Tim 6:15), in and of Himself; and is alone in and unto Himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creatures which He hath made (Acts 17:24, 25), not deriving any glory from them (Job 22:2, 23), 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 (Rom 11:36D); and hath most sovereign dominion over them, to do by them, for them, or upon them whatsoever Himself pleaseth (Dan 4:25, 35; 1 Tim 6:15; Rev 4:11). In His sight all things are open and manifest (Heb 4:13); His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature (Psa 147:5; Rom 11:33, 34), so as nothing is to Him contingent, or uncertain (Ezek 11:5; Acts 15:18). He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works, and in all his commands Psa 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 (Rev 5:12-14).
2:3 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 (Matt 3:16, 17; 28:19; 2 Cor 13:14; 1 John 5:7). 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 (John 1:14, 18).