Father

This is a subsidiary post of Father and Son.

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Subsidiary post:  The Lord as Father

The concepts of father and son are inseparable; you can’t have one without the other.  Therefore, any discussion of one necessarily implies things about the other.

The father-son paradigm is seen throughout Scripture, both in the descriptions of actual fathers and sons but also as a metaphor of spiritual beings and spiritual relationships.  In this latter sense, of course, both such metaphors apply to males and females; they are not used for the purpose of excluding women or girls.  For this very reason, I include here some references to mothers and children.

Matthew 6:9  –  “…’Our Father who is in heaven…”

Matthew 16:27 (Mark 8:38; Luke 9:26)

Matthew 23:9  –  “Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.”

1 Thessalonians 2:5-7  –  “…we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.”

1 Thessalonians 2:10-12  –  “…  we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children…”

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Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 22:24