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Chapter 5 – God the Father

Posted on 04 Nov 2015, Speaker: Pastor Clarke Lauffer

Three Persons are indicated in the blessed Trinity — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit — and these three are one God. The Father is not the Trinity, the Son is not the Trinity, nor is the Spirit the Trinity. Since the Old Testament reference to Deity is almost universally to the Triune God, there is comparatively little mention in that portion of the Scriptures of the three Persons in
the Trinity. But when the processes of redemption are in progress, as recorded in the New Testament, the clearest distinctions are drawn as to the Person and work of each. The Father is presented as electing, loving, and bestowing; the Son is presented as suffering, redeeming, and upholding; while the Spirit is presented as regenerating, energizing, and sanctifying. This chapter
is concerned with the person of the Father — the first of the blessed Trinity — who is set forth in the New Testament in two aspects: