"John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:"- Luke 3:16
The Lord's Prayer opens with a reverent address which says:"Our Father which art in heaven" - Matthew 6:9.
The Bible says "As many as received him (Jesus) to them gave he power to become the sons of God." - John 1:12. The word FATHER is used to describe a man who through natural reproduction begets children.
"A great wave of persecution began that day, sweeping over the church in Jerusalem; and all the believers except the apostles were scattered through the regions of Judea and Samaria. (Some devout men came and buried Stephen with great mourning.) But Saul was going everywhere to destroy the church. He went from house to house, dragging out both men and women to throw them into prison." - Acts 8:1-3 Read (John 17:15-19)
"O How I love to delight myself in HIM! As I feast on HIS Word! As I consume it! It consumes me and as I allow HIM! HE changes me and transforms me into HIS image daily! ...line upon line precept upon precept ...here a little there a little ....Glory! Hallelujah! -Sister Shardi, USA."