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Why only love Jesus and not the Father and Mother too?

Listening to a talk show the other day, a caller made this remark about the above bumper sticker: “I don’t see why some Christians only love Jesus and not the Father and Mother too.”

Answer:

  1. Loving Jesus is loving the Father.

John 14:9-11  Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father ; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?  10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.  11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.”

2.  Scripture does not speak of “the Mother.”  I guess they were speaking of Mary the mother of Jesus.  But she is not God, not part of the Trinity, and there is no biblical reason to make Mary into something she is not.