What follows is not an "official" statement of doctrine of the United Methodist Church, but a personal interpretation of that doctrine which reflects the real issues and challenges of our time, 1) based on the Word of God, 2) established in clear thinking, 3) supported by 2000 years of Christian experience, and 4) born out in the lives of today's disciples; Scripture, Reason, Tradition & Experience. [For a formal statement of doctrine, see "The Book of Discipline."]
Who Is God?
He is one God only, but mystically present and available to us as three distinct persons; the Creating Father, the Savior Son, and Abiding Holy Spirit, eternally existent without a beginning. He does not change, he is actively involved with his creation, and he is the basis of all truth and right.