- In Scripture there are three who are recognized as God.
- These three are so described in Scripture that we are compelled to conceive of them as distinct persons.
- This tripersonality of divine nature is not merely economic and temporal, but it immanent and eternal.
- This tripersonality is not tritheism, for while there are three persons, there is but one essence.
- The three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - are equal.
- Inscrutable and yet not contradictory, this doctrine furnishes the key to all other doctrines.'
Augustus Hopkins Strong in Fred Sanders, The Triune God, p.173.