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Father Nature

Discussion in 'Doctrinal Discussions' started by Noblemen, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. " Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by in oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, we have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the promise set before us:" (Hebrews 6:17-18).
    "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the promise of him who worked all things after the Council of his own will:" (Eph. 1:11).

    These verses declare the immutability or sovereignty of God, which is necessary if God is to live His own life as it pleases Him. Imagine the magnitude of the freedom and liberty of living life in such manner as this.
    At this point I would like to say "thanks be to God that he has a Father nature."
    Anything less and believers would find themselves with a dreadful angry God to appease, never knowing what to expect from him as is found in Hebrews 1:1.
    This dreadful Old Testament God is what remains when the fatherly attributes (father nature) are removed from God.
    When the fatherly attributes are removed from God all that remains is an Old Testament God of time past, Hebrews 1:1.

    Most born-again believers only know an old testament God, which means they know God without his father nature – attributes.
    The old testament manifests God without his fatherly attributes interacting with people that have no "Christ in you" nature birthed in them. This does not mean that he did not have fatherly attributes but he could not manifest them toward humanity at that time because He only had one Son at the time to whom he could be father. Fatherly attributes function in the nature to nature Birthed relationship only. Until the day ofpentecost in Acts 2 Jesus of Nazareth was the first human that had ever allowed God to be father to Him.
  2. #2 Complete, Apr 14, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2016
    Hello @Noblemen,

    Although I understand what you are saying about God, in His relation to us as 'sons', .......

    [How wonderful it must be for Him, also, to have us come 'boldly' into His presence, not 'fearfully', but with the confidence and assurance of a son to his Father. To be able to commune with us, and we with Him, in silent appreciation, of the blood-bought relation that we now have, in Christ Jesus - His only begotton Son.]

    …… yet, in relation to the Old Testament, I would say that the manifestation we have of God, in His love and grace towards Israel, whom God called, collectively, 'His Son', is wonderfully expressive of His Fatherhood. For He chastens them, as a Father does His children, and fights for and defends them against their enemies. He cries over them, mourns for them, welcomes them back in repentance, time and again. Loving them dearly.

    How wonderful God is, isn't He?
    The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    'May His Name Be Praised!'

    In Christ Jesus
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