25 – The Father
§ 25. The Father, personally so named in Holy Scripture,1 is from eternity God of Himself and unbegotten2 and has by equally eternal generation begotten or filiated the Son from His divine essence,3 and with the Son by equally eternal spiration spirates the Holy Ghost.4
1. The Father, personally so named in Holy Scripture,
John 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into His hand.
John 5:20 The Father loveth the Son, and sheweth Him all things that Himself doeth.
John 15:9 As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you.
John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch Me not, for I am not yet ascended to My Father.
I Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 17 The entire chapter.
2. is from eternity God of Himself and unbegotten
John 5:26 For as the Father hath life in Himself, so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself.
3. and has by equally eternal generation begotten or filiated the Son from His divine essence,
II Samuel 7:14 I will be his father, and he shall be My son.
Psalm 2:7 The Lord hath said unto Me, Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee.
4. and with the Son by equally eternal spiration spirates the Holy Ghost.
John 15:26 When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me.
Matthew 10:20 It is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Galatians 4:6 God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.