Abba, Father | The Institute for Creation Research
Abba, Father

“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father” (Galatians 4:6).

Perhaps the most moving portions of Scripture are found in the record of Christ’s agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. “And He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt” (Mark 14:35,36).

Because of Christ’s willingness to do His Father’s will, we are given the privilege of crying “Abba, Father” (Romans 8:15)—an endearing, intimate term. Jesus said, “I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God” (John 20:17). He “knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him” (Matthew 6:8).

What we can know of our Father we have learned through Jesus Christ. He is our righteous “advocate with the Father” (I John 2:1). To Philip’s request, “show us the Father,” Jesus replied, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:8,9). “For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself” (John 5:26). And note the security which comes through God’s Fatherhood. “My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one” (John 10:29,30).

The key to our relationship with the Father is our relationship to His Son. Jesus said “He that loveth me shall be loved of my Father” (John 14:21); “if any man serve me, him will my Father honor” (John 12:26). Jesus is the vine, we are the branches, and our heavenly Father is the husbandman—glorified when we bear much fruit (John 15:1–8). CJH

The Latest
NEWS
Aerial Engineering and Physics of the Dragonfly
Dragonflies (order Odonata) are perhaps one of the most studied and appreciated insects in the world today. Like the hummingbird, the dragonfly is a master...

NEWS
Seafloor Spreading Matches Creation Predictions
Evolutionary scientists recently determined that seafloor spreading has been slowing down.1 And they are not exactly sure of the reason. However,...

NEWS
Remembering Patti Morse
But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from...

CREATION PODCAST
What Happened with Washington's Violent Volcano? | The Creation...
How did a 1980 volcanic eruption change our understanding of geology? What impact did this event have on the age assignments of sediments? Join us for...

NEWS
Fossil Insect Predation Shows No Evidence of Evolution
Some recent science news stories have come out describing fossils of insects feeding on plants supposedly many “millions of years ago.” What...

NEWS
Adaptive Genetic and Epigenetic Changes in Plants
Being sedentary organisms, plants are essentially stuck where they are planted and need to dynamically adapt to the conditions around them to not only...

NEWS
Dr. Tim Clarey Awarded Adjunct Professor of the Year
Congratulations to ICR Research Scientist and geologist Dr. Tim Clarey! He received the Adjunct Professor of the Year award from King’s University,...

NEWS
Mars Rover Records Dramatic Solar Eclipse
NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover has filmed the Martian satellite (or moon) Phobos eclipsing the sun, and this short but impressive video may be viewed...

CREATION PODCAST
Darwin or Design? CET Pt. 2 | The Creation Podcast: Episode 22
How does design provide a better explanation for biological functions and adaptations than natural selection? And how can engineering principles help...

NEWS
Resurrecting “Ancient” Enzymes?
The most abundant protein on Earth is probably an enzyme (biological catalyst) called RuBisCO (or Rubisco) designed by the Creator to function in photosynthesis.1...