The father

In Christianity, the "Father" is the representative of the divine, mentioned especially in John. In addition, Paul speaks of the invisible Creator God, who invisibly dwells in all things. This conception is similar to that of Ishvara and the 'unreachable' Allah.

The Gospel of John (John 1:1 EU) begins with the words: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. In the beginning it was with God. Everything came into being through the Word and without it nothing came into being what has become. In it was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not take hold of it." This corresponds to the Ishvara sending forth the Shabda from which everything else is formed.

John 7:33
Then Jesus said to them, I will be with you a little longer, and then I will go to him who sent me.

John 10:29
The father who gave her to me is greater than all; and no one can snatch them from my father's hand.

John 14:2
In my father's house there are many mansions. If it were not so, I wanted to say to you: I am going to prepare the place for you.

John 14:28
You have heard that I said to you: I am going and will come to you again. If you loved me, you would rejoice that I said: "I go to the Father"; because the father is taller than me.

John 16:5
But now I go to him who sent me; and none of you asks me: Where are you going?

John 16:10
but for righteousness, that I go to the Father, and henceforth ye see me not; (Here the father is called 'Abba')

John 16:16
but a little, you won't see me like that; and but over a little, then you will see me, for I am going to the father.

John 17:11
And I'm no longer in the world; but they are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, preserve them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one like us.

Luke says it clearly in 7.6: "You shall not give the sanctuary to dogs, nor throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them underfoot and turn and tear you to pieces" and in (15:11-32 EU) Luke also teaches the path of the lost son "from the swineherd to the father".

Luke 23:34 later says: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.

Luke 23:46 : Father, I commend my spirit into your hands. (similar to Daniel in Psalms 31.6) - Here the father's name is "Eli" (which is similar to the Greek Helios).

The above authors testify to the clear influence of the Greek mysteries on Christianity.

In Acts 17:16-34 Paul visits Athens. He gets excited about the images of the gods (the deeper meaning of which is no longer known there - but neither is Paul!), and he finds an altar dedicated to "The Unknown God", to which he then refers, the one that Plato already knew .. He also promotes the resurrection, which he probably does not portray correctly either - although he finds little approval.

Paul was asked to present his "new teaching" to the Athenian highest court.

17:23 Now I declare to you what you worship unknowingly. : God, who made the world and everything in it, he, the Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands. Nor does he allow himself to be served by human hands like one who needs something, since he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything. And he made from one man the whole human race, so that they should dwell on all the face of the earth, and he determined how long they should live and in what limits they should dwell...."

(Acts of the Apostles 28.6) But our God is in heaven; he can create whatever he wants. ...

Weisheit und Philosophie in der Apostelgeschichte, (Apg 6,18,1a und 17,16-34), Detlev Dormeyer