Who Is God The Father?

Question:  “Who is God the Father?”

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God the Father is part of the Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who loves and cares for us in many ways as a human Father cares for His Children.

While there are many names in the Bible for God, I like Abba best as its translation is “Daddy”.  In the name of Jesus, I can run into the court of God, calling out Daddy. It is important to realize that God, our Father, loves us more than we can ever imagine.  Until we fully realize how much God loves us, we will have a difficult time loving, trusting, and following God.

Our heavenly Father is the perfect model for earthly fathers to follow, as God is love (1 John 4:8).  It was in the Fathers great love for us that He sent His only Son as payment for our sins.  By accepting Jesus as our Lord and savior, we can count on going to heaven and being with our heavenly Father.

Because of God’s love for us, He sent us the Bible, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and written by more than 40 writers over 1,500 years. The Bible is our road map to how to live in a way that is pleasing to God.

Some may think that God does not know us, but He knows each action, belief, and thought that we have.  He has written our name on His hand (Isaiah 49:16), He knows you so completely that He has numbered every hair on your head (Luke 12:7), and knows your every need.

It was through Jesus’ death on the cross that Satan was defeated and God’s plan for our salvation can be completed.  It is sin that separates us from God and it is by repentance of our sins and accepting Jesus as our Lord and savior that we are justified and can come to the Father.  

God the Father is omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), and omnipresent (everywhere).  He is absolute holy, loving, and merciful.  While God could easily plant within us an undeniable desire to follow Him, He has decided to give us free will so that we can make our own choices.  We can accept all that God in His love offers us, or we can reject God.  But if we decide to reject God, then we retain our sins, and will pay the price for our sins in hell.

We come to God as we respond to the drawing of the Holy Spirit. God loves His children and works with them and supports them as they walk with Him, but they must be willing to receive the Lord into their lives as their Lord.

God has always existed and always will exist. He is an all powerful, all knowing God who says He loves us and wants a holy relationship with us.  He provided a book to tell us who He is, who we are, that He loves us, and it details His plan for our salvation. The Bible is just as relevant today as when it was first written.  God, through His Word, the Bible, makes many promises of blessings to those who will come to Him in faith.

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