God the Loving Father
Updated: May 5
We believe there is one God who exists in three coeternal, coequal persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Let’s look at each of these three persons in turn.
Whenever ‘God’ is referenced in the Bible it almost always is referring to God the Father, sometimes exclusively. We know therefore that the Father was the Creator of all things, is the Sustainer of all things and that he has all the attributes of God. But what sets him apart from God the Son and God the Holy Spirit? Well, the Father is the One:
- who uniquely and completely loves the Son (John 5:20)
- who so loved the world (John 3:16)
- who sent his Son to save us (John 3:16)
- to whom the Son and the Spirit pray on our behalf (Rom 8:27; Heb 7:25)
- who cares for us and so is the one to whom we pray (1 Pet 5:7)
- who Christ made known when on earth (John 14:9)
- who accepts Christ’s payment on our behalf and so forgives our sin (1 John 1:7-9)
- who shares glory with the Son (John 17:5)
- to whom Jesus will one day give over the kingdom (1 Cor 15:28)
And the list could on and on! What a wonderful, loving heavenly Father we have – praise Him.