We teach that God the Father is the centre of all things (Romans 11:36; Ephesians 1:11), the creator of all things (Genesis 1:31; Ephesians 3:9), the controller of all things in creation, providence, history and salvation (Psalm 103:19; Psalm 145:8-19; 1 Chronicles 29:11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 1:11).
We teach the Fatherhood of God over all persons creatorially (Ephesians 3:15, 4:6) but is the Father redemptively only over those who believe in Christ (Romans 8:14; 2 Corinthians 6:18) and that He becomes such by His gracious act of adopting believers in Christ into His family (John 1:12; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:5). In His role as the Redemptive Father He lovingly provides for His children (Matthew 6:8; Philippians 4:19) and faithfully parents His children (Hebrews 12:5-11).
In His Sovereignty as Creative Father He continually upholds, directs, and governs all creatures and events (1 Chronicles 29:11). In His sovereignty He is neither author nor approver of sin (Habakkuk 1:13; John 8:38-47), nor does He abridge the accountability of moral, intelligent creatures (1 Peter 1:17).