God the Father by Patrick Henry Reardon

As It Is Written . . .

God the Father

by Patrick Henry Reardon

When we Christians profess that Jesus is God's eternal Son, when we affirm that he came to us from God, it is important that we do not misidentify the God who sent him. Jesus is not the Son of a general, universally recognized, non-descript and conventional, all-purpose divinity. The God who sent Jesus is neither the Brahmin of the Hindus nor the Allah of the Muslims (who, let us remember, claimed not to have a Son).

Likewise, the God proclaimed and made known in Jesus is neither Aristotle's primum movens—the U . . .