The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The third statement of faith of The Salvation Army is:
“We believe that there are three persons in the Godhead-the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory.”
We believe in one God who is at the same time three. Christians worship this one God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is the doctrine of the Trinity, which is essential to an understanding of God as revealed in the Bible, and is basic to the Christian faith.
Each are one in the same, undivided and equal in all things.
What could compare?
The closest example I’ve seen was when in New York City there was a newspaper employee strike. On that day, the New York Times, the Daily News and the Post published one newspaper with three mastheads representing each paper. It was truly one paper, but three in one as well. Each was the same in every way.
While this statement of faith might seem unnecessary, it is critical to our understanding of God and how He works.
“Let us make mankind in our image.” (Genesis 1:26)