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Why is Jesus Called our Father?

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September 12th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Godhead, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Trinity0 Comments | Author:

Great question S___. Jesus is called our father because God used him to create us. God created Christ, and then Christ was used by God to create everything that exists.

Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him

God is the only thing that has always existed. As you will see in the verse below all thing are “of” God. The word “of” in Greek is G1537 and denotes” origin”. So God is the origin of everything, including Christ himself.

1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

All thing are “by” which is the word “dia” G1223, better translated as “through”.

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by (G1223- through) him; and without him was not any thing made that
was made.

God does not have a father, because he has always existed. Christ has a father because he was created by God the Father, just as Christ is our Father because God used him to create us.

Here is a simple family tree:

God THE Father

Jesus Christ
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All of Mankind

Let me respond to this statement you made:

I do want to clarify; i do not deny the deity and divinity of Jesus Christ.

I do no know what you believe, but most Christians think that Jesus Christ IS God the Father manifest in the flesh. This is a false doctrine. Jesus Christ is NOT God the Father.

This article will explain John 1:1.
Is Jesus God

God is greater than Christ, because he is his Father. How can God be greater than himself or create himself?

Joh 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

Read this study for more information on this topic:

Is God a Trinity

Your Brother in Christ,

Mitch

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