BAPTIST FAITH AND MESSAGE: Article 4b: Justification
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--One of the most shocking, morally outrageous and utterly preposterous statements in the Bible occurs in Romans 4:5. Here, Paul instructs his readers that God, the possessor of infinite righteousness and the standard bearer of perfect justice, actually "justifies the ungodly."
BAPTIST FAITH AND MESSAGE: Article 2c: God the Holy Spirit
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--This article begins where it must, by affirming that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and as such is fully divine. He possesses with the Father and Son the one undivided divine nature. Only because he is himself divine, yet the third member of the Trinity, can we understand the string of activities he is said to perform.