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The Bible Teaches that the Father Is God
Construction Zone 4: The Trinity
Stage: 7

Question Answer
Does the Bible teach that the Father is God?

Yes. The Bible teaches that the Father is God. Philippians 1:2a – Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

The Difference This Truth Makes
It is clear in the Bible that the Father is God. In our human thinking, it is easier to understand the Father as God than it is for us to think of the Son or the Holy Spirit as God. In most cultures, it is usually fathers who are the heads of households.

Ephesians 4:6 – One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

God has revealed Himself first and foremost as a Father. But that does not mean that the Son and the Holy Ghost are less than the Father in any way.

John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

ExtraContent
Additional Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 8:6  --  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. Illustration: To help explain what Augustine meant, imagine a boy that has just been given $100. He really wants to buy a new bike, but if he does, then he will spend all the money he has saved up for a new computer on the bike.

Internally, the boy might take sides. One side of him will put forth reasons to buy the bike, while another side might argue to save it and wait for the computer. Still another side might demand to give some of the money as an offering to the church – and so one boy becomes many inside his mind in order to arrive at a conclusion.

This illustration may be helpful, but the key to remember here is that all the members of the Trinity are perfectly united, and there is never any arguing or debating among them. In perfect love and service, the Members of the Trinity seek to please One another perfectly – and they do! To Help You Remember: It is important that God is One in Being, yet Three Persons. The only differences between the Three Persons are how they relate to each other, and how they relate to Creation. The roles of the Members of the Trinity may be seen like this:

• The Father directs and sends – in order of action, the Father may be seen as first Person of the Trinity. 

• The Son obeys and declares the Father – in order of action, the Son may be seen as the second Person of the Trinity.

• The Spirit confirms the truth of the Father and the Son – in order of action, the Holy Spirit may be seen as the third Person of the Trinity.



 

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