One god, one father first of all, it is the church's teaching and its deepest experience that there is only one god because there is only one father in the bible the term god with very few exceptions is used primarily as a name for the father. God the father is a title given to god in various religions, most prominently in christianityin mainstream trinitarian christianity, god the father is regarded as the first person of the trinity, followed by the second person god the son (jesus christ) and the third person god the holy spirit.
Jesus also gives god the distinction of fatherhood to all believers when he explains god in the light of your father in heaven (st matthew 6:8) the son we believe that jesus christ is the son of god, the second person in the godhead of the trinity or triune godhead. Chapter six patriology: doctrine of the father 1 the father is primarily revealed in the new testament most christians have the notion that the person of god in the old testament is the father and that the son rarely appears, if at all. In the christian doctrine of the trinity there is god the father, god the son, and god the holy spirit the father is called the first person of the trinity it was the father who sent the son (john 4:34), who gives the elect to the son (john 6:37), who draws people to the son (john 6:44), and. The bible clearly speaks of: god the son, god the father, and god the holy spirit but emphasizes that there is only one god if we were to use math, it would not be, 1+1+1=3.
The doctrine of god the father the essay will focus upon the first person of the trinity, god the father there is a presupposition that god is knowable, yet not discoverable by human reason. Theology: the doctrine of god purpose: a great deficit in christian maturity is the simple fact that christians don't know doctrine it is the purpose of these sessions under the heading of the doctrine of god to help you understand the fundamentals of doctrine. The father and the son and the holy spirit are not names for different parts of god, but one name for god because three persons exist in god as one entity they cannot be separate from one another each person is understood as having the identical essence or nature, not merely similar natures. Members of the church understand that god the father is the supreme governor of the universe, the power that gave us spiritual being, and the author of the plan that gives us hope and potential he is our heavenly father, and we lived in his presence as part of his family in the premortal life.
Theologians sometimes use that term when they want to refer to god the father, god the son and god the holy spirit as three divine persons in one god at this point i think we should acknowledge the chief objection to the doctrine of the trinity, which is that it is absurd. The doctrine of god the father is taught in specific, unique episodes of the book of mormon where the father and the son are described as separate divine personages one of the most powerful and impressive of these is found in nephi's prophetic discourse regarding the baptism of christ in 2 nephi 31. The doctrine of god the father the essay will focus upon the first person of the trinity, god the father there is a presupposition that god is knowable, yet not discoverable by human reason god is known only by divine revelation and, although the works of creation and providence reveal the existence of god, the ultimate source of divine. Whoever transgresses, and stays not in the doctrine of christ, has not god he that stays in the doctrine of christ, he has both the father and the son.
The fact that god the father took his son, the very son he loved from before the foundation of the world, and sent him to be a sacrifice for our sins is an amazing act of grace and love that is best understood from the doctrine of eternal sonship. The one god is not divisible into parts - since god is spirit by nature and not material in composition, he cannot be divided into 3 parts of 1/3 god each god the father, god the son or god the holy spirit therefore cannot be conceived of any anything less than wholly god in essence. God the father is the supreme being in whom we believe and whom we worship he is the ultimate creator, ruler, and preserver of all things he is perfect, has all power, and knows all things. The father is god, the son is god, and the holy spirit is god—but there is only one god that is the biblical doctrine of the trinity beyond that, the issues are, to a certain extent, debatable and non-essential. God becomes our father when we trust christ as our savior and gain admittance into the family of god (john 1:12) we immediately, upon salvation, have an intimate relationship with god whereby we cry, abba, father (rom 8:15.
That god is father is revealed throughout scripture we see in today's passage, for example, that the lord revealed himself to pharaoh as the father of israel (ex 4:22-23) it is the new testament, however, that gives us a fuller picture of god as father. Trinity doctrine trinity doctrine - foundation of the christian faith what is the trinity doctrine in a nutshell, there is one god, eternally existing in three persons: father, son (jesus christ) and holy spirit. Therefore, the doctrine of the trinity is arrived at by looking at the whole of scripture, not in a single verse it is the doctrine that there is only one god, not three, and that the one god exists in three persons: father, the son, and the holy spirit. If you want to learn more about the great doctrines of the bible but don't want to wade through lengthy academic works, here is a complete guide that will help you learn and integrate christian doctrine with your daily life.
Sabellius denied the doctrine of the trinity, maintaining that god is uni-personal and that the names father, son, and holy ghost merely designate the same person in different capacities as the father, god created the world as the son, he redeemed it as the holy ghost, he sanctifies the elect. The doctrine of god the father (the person and work of the first person of the trinity) trinity baptist church discipleship training (november, 2004. We may summarize the doctrine of the trinity thus: god the father is specially manifested in heaven god the son has been specially manifested on the earth god the spirit is manifested everywhere just as the soul is present in every part of the body so god is present in every part of the world. The doctrine of the trinity means that there is one god who eternally exists as three distinct persons — the father, son, and holy spirit stated differently, god is one in essence and three in person.