If Jesus Christ Himself is not the authority here… who is?
This has been rumored throughout this month, but the controversy ramped up this week when Vladimir Putin mentioned it in a speech (https://en.topwar.ru/211456-vpervye-soglasen-s-putinym-britanskie-chitateli-o-trebovanii-anglikanskoj-cerkvi-genderno-nejtralno-obraschatsja-k-bogu.html).
Is the Anglican Church in Britain about to go overboard with “gender-neutral language” and remove the words “Our Father” from the Lord’s Prayer? We keep hearing that the church is “considering alternative ways to refer to God in the masculine form.” Self-appointed “fact checkers” have been energetically denying it.
Do we need to point out that Jesus Himself often referred to God as “the Father”? Was Jesus wrong? Could Christ be wrong and a bunch of addled “go-along-to-get-along” churchmen be… right?
I very much doubt it.