Jehovah's Witnesses: Can you show me in the "Our Father" prayer, where Jesus instructs us to call (Abba) God, Jehovah? I can't find it?
- TeeMLv 77 months ago
You aren't looking very hard.
Please pray to Jehovah, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus for wisdom, accurate knowledge and understanding of him, the only true God.
Eph 1:3, 17.
- 7 months ago
It's not in the "Our Father Prayer " no one has claimed that. That prayer is a petition to God asking for the earth to be peaceful and its inhabitants to be in harmony and live in secure conditions as is the heavens.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 77 months ago
The tragedy of JWs is that although they frequently use an Anglicized transliteration of the Hebrew letters YHWH, thinking this identifies them as the only people God is pleased with, the sad fact is that virtually none of them can call Him "Father" in the sense Jesus meant.
That is because Jesus said to pray "Our Father who is in Heaven" to Jewish people who already were in covenant relationship with God as their Father. YHWH had 'fathered' them as a nation, 'birthing' them out of obscurity and slavery in Egypt at Mt Sinai when they became His covenant people. They understood that concept and how it applied to them. It didn't apply to the pagan nations. Jesus came to fulfil that and to introduce the New Covenant for Christians, who would be adopted as God's spiritual children - John 1:12-13 & ch. 3. All such can address God as their Father - Abba (Romans ch. 8 first half.) That is the point, which JWs completely fail to understand.
What's the use in calling God "Jehovah" if you can't call Him "Father"? They teach that only 144,000 humans can ever call God "Father" in that biblical sense of those who are in the New Covenant, adopted into God's heavenly family. As virtually no JWs today either were in the Mosaic Covenant, or are now in the New Covenant, they cannot call God "Abba - Father".
- Anonymous7 months ago
That would have been the perfect opportunity for Jesus to actually say a name, but he didn't.
The JW religion is based on nothing but lies and especially the fake name jehovah.
Talk about blasphemy!
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- Anonymous7 months ago
It is not written in the our Father's prayer. Jesus stated in John chapter 17 verse 26 that he came to make known the name of his father and that he would do that! Now so that you know this and it will forever remain in your mind from this day forward! The word Jesus the word yeshua and the word Joshua all means the same thing Jehovah is my savior!
Jesus certainly kept his word he made the name of his father well-known even you are using it when you say Jesus you are proclaiming to the world Jehovah is my savior.
- jon pikeLv 77 months ago
"Our Father who art in heaven" is simply to distinguish who we are addressing from our earthly father.
- montez aLv 47 months ago
Unlike today, the everyone already knew the Fathers name.
Deuteronomy 32: 6 Is this the way that you should treat Jehovah, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father who caused your existence, The One who made you and firmly established you?
There was no question who the Father is or what his name is. So, the "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be thy name" was about Jehovah.
On a side note at Romans 10:13 Paul quoted the prophet Joel who was also referring to the name of Jehovah.
Joel 2:32 And everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved;...
Romans 10:13 for, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
- JakeLv 67 months ago
Catholicism is the One True Faith and a person can know this with certainty by reciting the rosary each day with care.
- 7 months ago
the word Jehovah is not found in the bible