God the Father
We believe that God the Father is one in essence (being) with the Son and the Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4), yet different in role (John 10:29; 1 Thess 4:8).
The Father is the sovereign ruler (Ps. 71:16) of the universe, creator (Gen. 1:1), sustainer of all things by means of His Son Jesus Christ (Col. 1:17) and by the power of His Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:2). We believe that God the Father concerns Himself perfectly in the affairs of humanity (2 Cor. 1:3,4), demonstrating His fatherly affection for His children Israel (2 Cor. 6:18) and for those adopted in Christ (Eph. 1:5). The Father is gracious and extends His common grace to both the righteous and unrighteous (Matt. 5:45).