Fatherhood of God

The question of the Fatherhood of God is one closely connected with several of the questions of the present day.

The Cunningham Lectures of Principal Candlish of the New College, Edinburgh, and the reply of Professor Crawford of the University of Edinburgh, have brought the subject before the general religious public. Viewed superficially, the discussion might be regarded as a logomachy.

For even those who most strenuously oppose the doctrine of the Universal Fatherhood of God, in the sense in which divines of the Alexandrian school use the expression, admit that God may be justly styled the Father of all,
if by that expression be only understood that he is the Creator, Teacher, and Preserver of mankind a sense which might even be justified by the usage of the Old Testament Scriptures.