Apostles’ Creed: “…in God the Father Almighty…”

Apostles’ Creed: “…in God the Father Almighty…”

God is not a mother.

There are several places in Scripture where God is compared to a mother, but never does the Bible teach us that God is a mother. Instead, the universal testimony of Scripture is that God is a Father.

And this is not because the Bible was written by woman-hating iron-age peasants. Rather, it’s because it was written by men who were guided by the Holy Spirit, through whom God reveals Himself to us as Father.

In fact, Ephesians 3:14–15 says that God is the Father from whom all fatherhood in heaven and on earth gets its name.

God creates through the authority of His will;
God provides out of His lovingkindness toward what He has created;
God protects His beloved with His powerful right hand.

In other words, God does everything a father should do, and He does it perfectly, with authority, with lovingkindness, and with power; and we put our trust—we believe—in Him.


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Alex McNeilly is an assistant pastor at Christ Church Cincinnati. Before that he was the pastor of Clearnote Campus Fellowship at Indiana University–Bloomington. He is married to Dani, with whom he is working to sustain a healthy population of redheads in southwestern Ohio.

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