God Triune in the Beginning – and for the 21st Century

GOD TRIUNE IN THE BEGINNING — AND FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

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God on the one hand, and human respect for the life of all mankind as His image on the other. Gen. 9:1-7; I Cor. 12:3-20; Eph. 4:24-30f; Col. 3:10f; Jas. 3:8-18.

The earliest version of the Apostles' Creed simply states: "I believe in God the Almighty Father and Maker of Heaven and Earth…; and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord…; [and] in the Holy Ghost.” Progressing, the A.D. 381 Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan Creed adds that the Father made “all things visible and invisible.” It declares of the Son that He was “begotten by the Father before all worlds”; that He is “God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God” — and that it is by the Son that “all things were made.” It also states that “the Holy Ghost [is] the Lord and Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father" and "Who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified."