Episode 245 Show Notes
Is It Wrong to Pray to Jesus Instead of God the Father?
From the Show
Is it wrong to pray to Jesus instead of God the Father?
First of all, we don't pray to God over and against Jesus. God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is no God other than these three persons who are one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There are three persons, they're distinct, but they are equal in their divinity. They have exactly the same essence. That means that they have exactly the same attributes. So, the Father is omnipotent, the Son is omnipotent, the Holy Spirit is omnipotent; the Father is eternal, the Son is eternal, the Holy Spirit is eternal. But there are not three omnipotence, there's one omnipotence; one God, one essence, but three persons who share it. So, certainly, we can pray to Jesus. We can look to Jesus like the blind man in thanksgiving and gratitude for healing him and giving him sight. We can we can thank our Lord Jesus Christ for all that he's done for us. He is God. — Michael Horton
Questions in this Episode
1. Romans 3:11 says no one seeks God. Is the Bible speaking literally here? It certainly looks like people seek after God. What do you think?
2. Who changed Jesus' name from Yeshua to Jesus?
3. Does Luke 9:27 teach that the kingdom of God would come before some of his disciples died? I’m confused about this.
4. Is it wrong to pray to Jesus instead of God the Father?
5. Is salvation really by grace? Is there really no place for our works? If this is true why isn’t everyone teaching this?
Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Tim Keller
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