I know that God is Spirit and does not have a physical body, so why is He called "Father"? Does it just mean that He is the Creator or is there something else behind the title? I grew up without a father at all, so it is difficult for me to fathom the role of a father beyond procreation. However, David Platt (Follow Me) wrote about John Wesley's conversion after years of believing he was a Christian, but realized he was not a true Christian because he had never entered into a relationship with God as Father. Is this a different thing than believing that Jesus is God, that He lived a perfect human life and paid the price of our sin through His death, accepting Him as the absolute authority in all aspects of my life, and trusting in that sacrifice alone for salvation?