There has been lots and lots of
controversy concerning the names and
titles of God. I have witnessed some of those
controversies, and they are not pretty to behold.
May I suggest that God, Who is
referred to by the title 'Father' and
'Holy Father' by Jesus, is not unlike us as fathers of our
children. I can only think of one person in my acquaintance who
called is father by his name. Others call their earthly fathers
'father' or 'dad' or 'daddy' or some similar title rather than by their
I believe that God, as the ultimate
Father, prefers that we who are
born of His Spirit call Him 'Father' or 'Abba' or 'Daddy'.