Question 12. What do we believe when we say, “I believe in God, the Father almighty”?

Believing is more than agreeing that there is a Supreme Being. In believing we trust in and commit ourselves to the God who is declared in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and revealed in Jesus Christ. The creed affirms that God is the Father and that God is almighty.

Jas 2:19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe – and shudder.

Prov 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Heb 1:3 He [the Son] is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being.

 

Question 13. Why do we call God “the Father”?

First and foremost, the word “Father” identifies God as the Father of our Lord Jesus

Christ. In calling God “my Father and your Father”, Jesus invites all humanity to

acknowledge and to share with him the privilege of being God’s child.

2 Cor 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies.

Jn 20:17 “I am ascending to my Father and your Father to my God and your God.”

Gal 4:6 And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.