- (1) God the Father is one of the three Persons of the Holy Trinity. God the Son is eternally begotten of God the Father. God the Holy Spirit eternally proceeds from God the Father (Matt. 28:19; John 14:10; 15:26)
. (2) "Father"
is a title given to one's spiritual father based on the custom of the Jews, who spoke of their father Abraham or their father David, and on the words of Paul, who called himself the father of his flock. (Luke 1:73; Acts 4:25; 1 Cor. 4:15.)