The Heavenly Father
- "I love the Father". Does this statement sound strange to you? For
many people, it may sound strange. Think about it: when was the last
time you heard anyone say "I love the Father"? We often hear "I love
God", "I love Jesus," "I love the Bible," or "I love the cross" but
how often does anyone say, "I love the Father"? You do not hear "I
love the Father." Why not?
Many sincere Christians have wonderful adoration of the Son of God
Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit but "the Father" is forgotten from
their conscious. Then, you may wonder, what about "the Heavenly
Father"? Is He just a mere idea?
The Lord Jesus Christ said, " the world must learn that I love the
Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me" (John
14:31, NIV). He wanted the world to learn from Him how much He
loved "The Heavenly Father".
Why should a subject like this be of any more than passing interest?
Because Lord Jesus Christ himself said to the Heavenly
Father: "Eternal life is this: to know you, the only true God, and
Jesus Christ whom you have sent" (John 17:3, JB). So our entire
eternal future hinges on our knowledge of the Heavenly Father and
His Son whom He has sent. Therefore, why not examine this issue for
We do not have to be theologians 'to know the only true God and
Jesus Christ whom he has sent'? (John 17:3, JB). The faithful
disciples of Jesus were, humble farmers, fishermen, tax collectors,
housewives. Those common people were so certain of what Jesus taught
about God the Father [Yahweh Elohiym] that they could teach it to
others and were even willing to die for their belief.
There are good reasons, then, why you should know the Biblical truth
about the Heavenly Father. This truth is wonderfully and simply
portrayed in the Bible. So, let us set aside our preconception and
search for the "Biblical View of the Heavenly Father".
I would like to invite you to join "The Heavenly Father" group at:
Yahoo Users: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheHeavenlyFather/