Friday, July 25, 2014

My Father and Your Father

Jesus teaches us to address God as Father just as He does.  This is remarkable.  But God is not our Father in the same sense as He is to Jesus for we are not God.

"Jesus delicately distinguishes the two fatherhoods of God when he speaks with Mary Magdalene after his resurrection:  "I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God" (John 20:17).  Elsewhere in the NT, the term adoption is used to describe our relation to the Father...Jesus is the Son by nature; we are sons by adoption."  Frame, ST, p106.

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