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Is the speaking of Jesus about the Father worshipping another god?

Some Muslims claim that Jesus worshiped the Father as another God and not the Creator of heaven and earth. Their claim comes from several Gospel verses.

Context of the Father

Calling God "Father" is in the Old Testament a metaphor. It is not the official name for God but one of many titles used by the Jews to speak in relation with God, see:

“Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O Lord, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.” (Isaiah 63:16 KJV).

The special relation of Jesus with God consists of speaking to God as "his Father", to be righteous, faultless and obedient to God. When Jesus calls God `his Father` in intimate words, he suggests a relationship like in a family.

The Father connected with God

The Old Testament mentions Someone who has the name “the Father”: “But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” (Isaiah 64:8 KJV) Therefore Lord, which is another name for God Almighty is connected with “the Father”. Jesus learned his followes the following guidelines about prayer:

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” (Matthew 6:9 KJV) Also in this verse is a connection between “the Father” and God Almighty.


By calling God “Father” Jesus is not worshipping other gods, but stays within Jewish tradition.


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