Vick notes that for the Adventist, God is Judge. That is nearly the sum total of their dogmatics, that God is Judge. This should be easy to see, in that most of their theology is bound up in the so-called Last Judgment.
But, what is God primarily?
The Apostles’ Creed simply posits that God is first the Father Almighty and then Maker of Heaven and Earth. God is then first Father, Creator, not judge. Perhaps this notion, that God is first Judge, has so polluted modern Christianity that we often times forget to look past this image to see that God can only Judge because he is first Creator. In my theological opinion, God is first Creator and because he is Creator, he can also be Saviour and Judge.