Westminster Larger Catechism – Lord’s Day 4

Q & A 8
Q Are there more Gods than one?
A There is but one only, the living and true God.*1

Q & A 9
Q How many persons are there in the Godhead?
A There be three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one true, eternal God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory; although distinguished by their personal properties.*2

Q & A 10
Q What are the personal properties of the three persons in the Godhead?
A It is proper to the Father to beget the Son,3 and to the Son to be begotten of the Father,4 and to the Holy Spirit to proceed from the Father and the Son from all eternity.*5

Q & A 11
Q How does it appear that the Son and the Holy Spirit are God equal with the Father?
A The Scriptures manifest that the Son and the Holy Spirit are God equal with the Father, ascribing unto them such names,6 attributes,7 works,8 and worship,9 as are proper to God only.

*1 Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4, 6; Jeremiah 10:10.
*2 1 John 5:7; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 10:30.
*3 Hebrews 1:5-6, 8.
*4 John 1:14, 18.
*5 John 15:26; Galatians 4:6.
*6 Isaiah 6:3, 5, 8; John 12:41; Acts 28:25; Acts 5:3-4.
*7 John 1:1; Isaiah 9:6; John 2:24-25; 1 Corinthians 2:10-11.
*8 Colossians 1:16; Genesis 1:2.
*9 Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14.

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