John 14:6-17, 25-27
Philip Gets a Clue
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth,
and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If
you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do
know him and have seen him."
Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father,
and we will be satisfied."
Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you all
this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen
me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in
me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but
the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I
am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then
believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell
you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I
do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am
going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so
that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you
ask me for anything, I will do it. [...]
Cartoon Cool Stuff
The basic, central theme of Christianity is that Jesus
brings us the good news (gospel) of a loving God. No one comes to God as father except a Christian. Other
religions come to God as the Godhead; usually a very cold and
impersonal relationship at best. Christians can call God "Daddy" (Abba) - that's pretty personal!
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