Why I Use the Description, "Our Father"

By Anna Von Reitz

Why I Use the Description, “Our Father”

—instead of “God” or “Jehovah” or “Yahavah” or “Anisoph” or “Source” or all the other 72 descriptive names in the Bible:

It’s because the entire message of Jesus was about being part of the One Life that is the source of all life, including ours — and being part of the family.

He tried his best to explain it as being like a grapevine, with his Father being the root, and him being a fruitful branch, and we being the grapes, all part of the same plant, all sustained by the same sap, all inter-related and part of each other.

Like your parents are forever a part of you.

And that’s why I use the phrase “Our Father” — because the True and Living God is part of us and we are part of him, in exactly the same sense.