"John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:"- Luke 3:16
The Lord's Prayer opens with a reverent address which says:"Our Father which art in heaven" - Matthew 6:9.
The Bible says "As many as received him (Jesus) to them gave he power to become the sons of God." - John 1:12. The word FATHER is used to describe a man who through natural reproduction begets children.
"A great wave of persecution began that day, sweeping over the church in Jerusalem; and all the believers except the apostles were scattered through the regions of Judea and Samaria. (Some devout men came and buried Stephen with great mourning.) But Saul was going everywhere to destroy the church. He went from house to house, dragging out both men and women to throw them into prison." - Acts 8:1-3 Read (John 17:15-19)
"As the Lord has put you into His ministry and you have joyfully accepted to do the assignment according to His purpose, I pray for your spiritual life to continually increase and enlarge to always stand and shine forth in His realms of glory. Congratulations on the success of our just concluded Christian Expo in London. More life and grace to keep the flag flying high. -Apostle John Gbenga Afolayan (Lagos, Nigeria)"