In my previous post, I invited you to come along with me as I introduce you to Jesus Christ, the sinless Savior. In order to properly understand who Jesus is, you must understand who God is. You may have heard God referred to as "the triune God" or "the God-head". You may have also heard the term 'trinity' in reference to God. Although the term trinity is not found in the Bible, the concept is clear in Scripture. There are three separate and distinct persons of God. They operate individually and each has an individual purpose in eternity. However, each is uniquely and divinely God.
In Genesis 1:26 we find the following: "Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness..." So, humans were created by God as a triune individual...mind, body and spirit. We are one person with three parts; each part is necessary in order for us to function in the capacity for which we were created. The Gospel of Matthew names the persons of the triune Godhead: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (Matthew 28:19). In these Scripture references, we see God the Father (the mind of God), Jesus Christ as God the Son (the embodiment of God) and the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost as God the Holy Spirit (the spirit of God), to whom Jesus referred as the Comforter.
So, just who is God the Father? Genesis 1:1 introduces us to Elohim, a reference to God's power and might. He was there before creation and will remain after all things temporal are past, from everlasting to everlasting. (Psalms 90:2) In Revelation 1:8, He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending, the One who was, who is and and who is to come, or the Almighty (Gen. 17:1).
Other names of God include eternal God and dwelling place (Deut. 33:27); a God who sees (Gen. 16:13); our guide (Ps. 48:14); the Redeemer of Israel or the Holy One of Israel (Is. 49:7), I AM (Ex. 3:14); a jealous God (Ex. 34:14); our judge, lawgiver, king and savior (Is. 33:22). For a more indepth look at the many names of God, please visit this link: http://www.smilegodlovesyou.org/names.html .
If we accept God the Father as the God head and we understand his numerous names, then we are compelled to learn more about his character if we are to trust him. I will go into the characteristics of God in my next post. I urge you to take your own Bible and run the Scripture references.