The Civil Writer Magazine

Jesus said to the apostles, Matt 6: 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Jesus never used a personal name to identify God. "Father" was not a holy name like Jehovah or Yahweh for the God of Israeli and like Allah is for the God of Islam.

The name "father" was not the holiest and highest name in the land bestowed upon the God of Israel. It was a name below the angels.

The Aramaic word "Abba" (אבא), meaning "Father" is used by Jesus in Mark 14:36 and also appears in Romans 8:15 and Galatians 4:6 it is a term used in a Patriarchal society. Jesus doesn't present a personal name on the cross to identify the God of Israel. He sticks to his patrilineal roots that's based on a relationship to a father or descent through the male line. For Jesus to tell the apostles to say "father" is not a term that showed respect to an almighty God but moreso was a chauvinistic term displaying support for one's own sex, although God's anatomy is clueless. It is abundantly clear that Jesus wanted his own name used rather than "son" so why didn't he show the same respect to his God. Are we really being respectful to God by using all these names i.e., YHWH, El, Elohim, El Shaddai, Jehovah or Father. Could it be that Jesus showed disrespect to the God of Israel by using a common name of "father" which he taught you to use. Theologians will say God was his father, yes, but he wasn't everyone elses father he was addressing in the group. We want to skate around the circumstances and believe that it wasn't God's will to take Jesus off the cross and maybe there is some truth to that but not for the reason you suspect. Think of it this way why didn't Jesus have the audacity to say if you ask the father anything in the son's name he will do it. Why used the term "father" for God but requested his own proper name Jesus to be used after a prayer request, "in Jesus's name."