God the Father

Adonai – Lord, Master, Owner

By R. L. Wilson / May 4, 2021

Your first reaction to this title, Adonai, is probably to recoil in disgust or distress, quite possibly because of the context of slavery not only in the US, but in other countries where even today people are held in slavery and treated abominably. But would you, for just a moment, put away all your preconceptions of what it means to be the Lord—the master—and what it means to be a slave? Let the Bible inform you of what God is like as a Lord, and what He sees as His responsibility to those He rules.

Elohim – The Strong and Mighty One

By R. L. Wilson / April 20, 2021

“In the beginning, God [Elohim] created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1

Elohim is the first name God reveals for Himself in the Bible. It is based on a root word that means “strong” or “mighty”. The same word is used other times in the Bible to refer to pagan gods, to angelic beings, or to human rulers. A few examples:

God as Your Father

By R. L. Wilson / December 7, 2020

It’s dangerous to leave me alone with a good book. Right now I’m reading Tim Keller’s Jesus the King, and I keep finding incredible statements that beg to be shared.…

Our Father

By R. L. Wilson / August 10, 2020

The Lord’s Prayer has been repeated hundreds, if not thousands of times throughout the lifetime of many Christians. But, if you’re anything like me, you haven’t spent much time really…

I Believe in… God’s Only Son

By JA Show Staff / December 18, 2019

According to the Apostles’ Creed, Jesus is “God’s only Son.” At this point some of you may be saying, “But wait a minute! The Bible says that anyone who believes…

Apostles’ Creed: God, the Father

By John Ankerberg Show Staff / November 1, 2019

One of the ways God has chosen to reveal Himself to us is through the idea of fatherhood. Of course, every analogy—even this one—breaks down at some point, so it’s important not to press them too far.

The Apostles’ Creed: I Believe in God

By JA Show Staff / October 23, 2019

The first four words of the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in God,” contain nothing that makes Christianity different from most other religions. In fact, even demons would have no issue with them: “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble” (James 2:19).

What the Heavenly Father Says about Fatherhood

By JA Show Staff / June 14, 2019

God is our perfect heavenly Father. His wisdom regarding fatherhood offer tremendous help for today’s fathers. Scripture offers four clear ways fathers impact the lives of their children. Wisdom: A…

God as Our Good Father

By The John Ankerberg Show / June 9, 2016

When we think of our earthly fathers, what emotions come to mind? For some, our first thoughts are love or kindness. For others, our first emotion is absence. Still others…

Study of God – Part 8

By The John Ankerberg Show / October 24, 2015

Contents B. Compound Names with EL in the Old Testament 1. El-Shaddai. Gen. 17:1 Translated “Almighty God” it shows God as all-sufficient, making fruitful; Gen. 28:3-4, and purifying through trial;…

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