God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God, as described in Genesis 1:26 – 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; and 1 Peter 1:2. (See also Belgic Confession Article 8 & 9  – link to CRCA website)

Who is the Father? God is Father is revealed throughout Scripture.    Revealed to Pharaoh as the father of Israel (Exodus 4:22–23). The New Testament gives a fuller picture of God as Father, Jesus frequently referred to the God of Israel as His Father (John 5:18), and tells us to address God as “our Father” when we pray (Matt. 6:9–13). The first person of the Trinity, who is fully God, is our Father. God the Father is Father not to all people, but only to those who trust in Jesus (John 1:12–13). God the Father, who made all things, takes us who believe as His dearly beloved children in Christ. (See also Belgic Confession Article 8 –  link to CRCA website)

Who is Jesus Christ?   Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He is co-equal with the Father.  He is the incarnate Son and second person of the Trinity, is fully God and is our Brother (Heb. 2:11). Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, as shown in Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22 – 23; John 1:1-5,14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3 – 4; 1 Corinthians 15:3 – 4; 1 Timothy 6:14 – 15; Titus 2:13; and Hebrews 4:14 – 15. (See also Belgic Confession Article 8 & 10 – link to CRCA website)

Who is the Holy Spirit / Holy Ghost?    The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, is fully God and is our Helper (John 14:26; Acts 5:3–4). As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. This is depicted in John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:17,14:16 -17; Galatians 5:25; and Ephesians 1:13 (See also Belgic Confession Article 8 & 11  – link to CRCA website)