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“I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.”

In this first article of the creed, the doctrine of the Holy Trinity is simply assumed (Matt. 28:19, 2 Cor. 13:14, 1 John 5:7). Particular focus is then given to God the Father, his almighty power, and his work of creation.

While it may be natural for us to think first of God’s fatherhood with reference to ourselves, that is technically anachronistic from a theological perspective. God’s fatherhood is eternal and originates in the intra-trinitarian fellowship he shares uniquely with his only-begotten Son, Jesus.

There never was a time when this Father/Son fellowship did not exist and we, as creatures, would know nothing of it had God not created our world. Thankfully, he did by speaking everything into existence, out of nothing, in the space of six days of ordinary length, and all very good.

The attribute seen most clearly in God’s act of creation is called “omnipotence,” which is a word derived from two Latin roots: omni (all) and potens (power). This attribute, when believed and confessed, brings much clarity and comfort to the believer.

The secular schools teach that everything exists by chance (i.e., Darwinism) and media outlets give the impression that the world is essentially spinning out of control, but neither can be true if God, the Almighty, created all things.

Take comfort in this truth today and also consider sharing it with someone who has yet to believe the truths of scripture as summarized in our creed.