We received this comment recently:
“How disrespectful to call God papa….Jesus said in his prayer Our Father Hallow Be THY Name….they called God Father…..Holy…to be respected, to be in reverance…not to be brought down to earthy man and called papa….it is wrong your book is wrong. And Abba means Father, not papa as well.”
Is this commenter right? Does “Papa” imply a relation too familiar, too intimate? Is such intimacy unworthy of a dignified Deity who deserves more respect than that?