No space for all the Scripture verses, but all of the following is in Scripture. ALMIGHTY GOD Revealed Himself as 3 “Persons”: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. These 3 Persons-Manifestations are One God in total and perfect unity of purpose. Omnipresent (everywhere), omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful). Always has seen the end from the beginning (one day to Him is 1000 of our years). Always desired to accomplish most of His goals on earth with man’s co-operation. Provided humans with His inspired Scriptures, which contain great spiritual truths. Due to His grace and mercy, devised a plan of salvation to save some in all nations. Sent God the Son to become a human and the Savior of whoever believes in Him. Elected some humans (for His reasons) for salvation, and gave them all to Jesus. SATAN Was Lucifer, God’s #1 arch-angel, before he rebelled and was cast out of Heaven. Deceived one-third of God’s angels into following him in his rebellion against God. Earned the right to be “the god-ruler of this world-age”, but God put limits on him. Is aware of his fate, and the fate of his angels, Hell … and therefore he hates God. Hates all humans, and desires that they all end up in Hell with him and his angels. The greatest liar and deceiver in the history of this world … and so, be forewarned. MAN Born with an inherited sin nature passed down from the first humans. Thus, historically burdened with these disastrous conditions … -- eternally separated from God and Heaven -- at enmity with God, i.e. an enemy of God -- a spiritual idiot (proof: all of the very different religions, cults, sects) -- cannot possibly determine for himself what real spiritual truth is -- cannot really trust any man for spiritual truth (because of who man is) -- dependent upon God for enlightenment as to what real spiritual truth is -- given the Holy Scriptures, which contain all the necessary spiritual truths Those elected (see above) experience the following … -- given a seed of faith to be able to believe God’s "foolish" plan of salvation -- given the Holy Spirit to live inside of them "forever", i.e. until they die -- guided-taught-convicted by the Holy Spirit to be sanctified unto holiness -- powerful attacks by Satan against those who are the most spiritually-powerful Does this belong in the "Other Christian Denominations" sub-forum? .