I have created a PBB resource of Robert S. Candlish’s lectures on The Fatherhood of God. You can download it by clicking the attachment link below.
J.I. Packer writes, “What is a Christian? The question can be answered in many ways, but the richest answer I know is that a Christian is one who has God as Father.” (Knowing God, page 200). I don’t know about you, but my experience of the Christian life — both high points and low — is directly related to how deeply I grasp the Father’s love for me at the moment.
Of the subject of these lectures, Candlish himself writes, “These are not, in my opinion, novel doctrines; I would be sorry to think that they were. I may have put some points more sharply, and pushed a certain line of thought more boldly, than some may be quite prepared to approve. I am persuaded that I have really advanced nothing which may not be found, if not categorically asserted, at least fairly implied, in the writings of orthodox and evangelical divines, both of earlier and of later times: But I am also persuaded that in the interest of a sound faith, and in the view of presently prevailing error, it is of some consequence that the aspects of theology which I have endeavoured to present should be more unequivocally and prominently elevated into a conspicuous place of their own, than they have been in some of our systems” (Preface to First Edition).