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Contrasts in Scriptures
- Not Contradictions -
|The title of Heavenly father,
which has been used in the past by Mormons is quickly becoming a common
and popular phrase by more and more Christians in their reference to God.
The heavenly father certainly is not as described by the Mormons as 'once a man' and having spirit children in heaven to send down to earth, etc.
However, we see by rightly divided Scriptures, it is a term used only by the Jews, and of course...
...the Jews are his people.
Matthew 6:14 - For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
Matthew 6:26 - Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Matthew 6:32 - (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Matthew 15:13 - But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
Matthew 18:35 - So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Luke 11:13 - If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
|Our father? Indirectly, yes,
but not our heavenly father - but instead He is our Spiritual Father
through Abraham and our faith.
The father of them that believe!
The father of the uncircumcision!
Abraham - the father of us all!
Abraham, a father of many nations!
The Father, etc.
But to call him our "Heavenly Father" is to once again, use an incorrect term - a term that is not true concerning Christians today.
our faith and trust in Christ, the Father becomes our spiritual father,
not our heavenly Father. That term still belongs to the Jews.