God the Father and God the Creator
(from the messages of Dr. Adrian Rogers)
2 Peter 1:4 –“…that we may be partakers of the divine nature…”
Have you heard the phrase, “The universal fatherhood of God and the universal brotherhood of men”? It sounds warm and fuzzy, but it is cold and barren of truth. God is not the Father of allpeople; God is the Father of those who are born into His family. But you say, “But, Pastor, didn’t God create all human beings?” Yes, He did. “And if God created all human beings, wouldn’t that make God the Father of all human beings?” No, it makes God the Creator of all human beings. There’s a difference between fatherhood and creation. God created rats, roaches, buzzards, and rattlesnakes. He’s not their father. God becomes our Father not by creation but by conception when we’re born into His family.
(John 1:12-13; 3:7.)