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Chapter 2

Of God and of the Holy Trinity

1 I. The attributes of God
  A. Singularity
  B. Independence (self existence, aseity)
  C. Incomprehensibility (mystery)
  D. Spirituality
  E. Infinity
  F. Sovereignty

1. Its extent


2. Its rule


3. Its goal

  G. Love
  H. Justice

1. Positively described: rewarding those who seek Him


2. Negatively described: punishing the guilty

2 II. The relations of God (to his creatures)
  A. His self-sufficient independence from them
  B. His sovereign dominion over them
  C. His absolute knowledge of them
  D. His utter sanctity before them
  E. His intrinsic claims upon them
3 III. The tri-unity of God
  A. Its affirmation

1. The unity of the three persons


2. The distinctions between the three persons

  B. Its explanation
  C. Its relevance

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p. 54-55. Used by permission.

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