Should we address God by his title or by his proper name?
Most Jews and Christians address God by a title, such as God, Lord, Creator, or Father. However, some people address God using a proper name, such as Jehovah, Yahweh, or Allah. In other contexts, we address those we hold in high esteem by a title, such as Mom, Dad, Doctor, Rabbi, or Pastor. How should we address God?
@ Elizabeth, we call the doctor by his name and title to distinguish him from other doctors. Are you suggesting there are other gods?
Doesn't calling God "Jehovah" or "Allah" verbally degrade him to the level of a peer? I certainly never called by dad "Richard," even though that was his name.