The Bible often speaks about God in terms of humanized traits and ideas so that we can better understand certain aspects of his character and nature. What does the Bible really mean when it calls God our “Father”? For us to understand Paul’s usage of “Father” more fully we need to put ourselves into Paul’s time and culture as best as we can to understand what Paul’s concept of a Father was.
So we start looking at “Father” in its context. We will then consider Paul’s verses that reference God as Father and try to make theological sense of them. This is our second lesson on Paul’s views of God.