God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit: the Trinity
What is really driving Christian feminists like Duck, I think, is a determinedassault on what they perceive to be patriarchal social structures. We Christians need to stand against and rebuke male abuses of power, but the pendulum in some denominations has swung so far that it politically incorrect for clergy to address the Father in public prayer, it is politicallycorrect to occasionally throw out the term "God our Mother" to watch traditionalists squirm, and, in a few isolated incidents, churches have sponsored the study and exercise of practices that amount to goddess worship.
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Similar is the phrase "our God and Father" (Galatians 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 3:11) and "our Lord and Father" (James 3:9, KJV "God, even the Father"). Paul sees unity in "one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all" (Ephesians 4:6).
But should we make the jump to calling God our Mother? The Bible doesn't do that, though parents have always shared many of the duties of parenting. What sets the father apart from shared parenting are the roles in Jesus' culture of (a) ruling and (b) protecting. Yes, God is our Divine Parent, but as Father, he is more than just a parent. He is our Ruler and Protector.
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I would suggest two reasons. First, theologically, the Father-Son metaphor, better than any other, describes the relationship of Jesus to God, and Jesus' own divine nature. Those in our generation who repudiate the Father-Son metaphor tend to drift from a belief in the Trinity towards a peculiar kind of unitarianism. But secondly, I believe that Jesus is trying to heal and bring wholeness to both men and women who have been wounded by their human fathers. Jesus is trying to help you and me know a Father who loves us and will not do us harm, a Father who will not slap us around, but will encircle us in his arms and let us feel his love, a Father who will not let you go. My dear friend, Jesus wants to reintroduce you to his Father, to your Father, so that you might be whole -- spiritually and emotionally. Reclaim your birthright to know and enjoy and love Abba as your Father. Perhaps that is why you are reading this today. Perhaps this will be the frontier of your quest for God over the next few weeks and months.
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Q2. How was the intimate way that Jesus taught his disciples about God as "Abba" and "Father" different from the Jews' understanding of God as Father? How does God as Abba influence your relationship with him?
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"Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ." (Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 1:2; Galatians 1:3; Ephesians 1:2; Philippians 1:2; cf. Colossians 1:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1; Titus 1:4; 2 John 3.)
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A number of times we see in a fixed eulogy that begins an epistle the phrase, "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" (2 Corinthians 1:3; 11:31; Ephesians 1:3; 4:6; Romans 15:6; 1 Peter 1:3; cf. Colossians 1:3). Paul expands this a bit in Ephesians: "... the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father..." (Ephesians 1:17, NIV; KJV "Father of glory"). In Revelation we see the phrase, "his God and Father" (Revelation 1:6).