I know this question isn’t worded well because a possible answer could just be
"because God the Father is God"
What I really am wanting to know is why many times in the New Testament there is an assumption that God means God the Father.
For example, in the very beginning of Gospel of John:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2)
—> The word God in bold above refers to God the Father. Obviously, “the Word” is Jesus Christ.
My two questions are:
**1 Concerning Scripture, why does the word God usually mean God the Father? Was there another word used in the original language or something?
2 Concerning Scripture, How can one know when the word God is being used as the triune God or God the Father?**