Fatherhood of GOD
Please also see: ‘GOD, who is HE?’
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Acts 17:28 ‘For in HIM we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, “We are HIS offspring.”
We can call GOD ‘Papa’ or ‘Daddy’ without a trace of irreverence, and the Hebrew word ‘Abba’ means the same. When we received GOD’s Spirit – the Holy Spirit - HE adopted us as HIS OWN children, so now we can call HIM ‘ABBA FATHER.’
Romans 8:14-21 ‘For those who are led by the Spirit of GOD are the children of GOD. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by HIM we cry, “ABBA FATHER.” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are GOD’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of GOD and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits ion eager expectation for the children of GOD to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the One Who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of GOD.’