About God - Theology

The term "theology" tends to be a catch-all word used to describe the entire belief system of an individual or movement.  To be precise though, theology refers to the study of God.

We believe that God exists but is unknowable by man apart from divine revelation, either general or specific. General revelation, through nature and the constitution of man, enables one to know there is a God, but only Specific (Special) revelation, the Word of God, enables one to know God in a personal manner. Because of Specific revelation we know that God is an invisible, personal, and living Spirit. His attributes include, but are not limited to, his Omnipresence, Omnipotence, Omniscience, Immutability, Holiness, Righteousness, Justice, Goodness, Mercy, Truth, Love, Faithfulness, and Perfection. Because of Specific revelation we know that God is three persons in one essence. He has one indivisible essence which wholly and equally pervades each member of the Godhead – Father, Son, and Spirit. Each of the three persons of the Godhead is fully God without division. Because of Specific revelation we know that the Triune God is related to the Universe (everything that is not God) in four ways: He planned it (Decree), created it (Creation), upholds it (Preservation), and controls it (Providence).