Jesus Christ taught Christians a unique and controversial way of perceiving God, the Creator. He called God “Father”, instructing His disciples to teach likewise, and likened the love of God for people to the love of a father for his children.
In today’s modern Christian society, many people are oblivious to the fact that His claims, in the eyes of most people, were about as close as you could get to blasphemy or lunacy. People were not taught that God was a “fatherly figure”, they were taught to worship Him in fear and the popular perception was that obedience to the Sanhedrin and Jewish elders meant obedience to God.
Christianity is the only religion on Earth that refers to God in a fatherly manner but the implications of this are rarely discussed in-depth, leaving many people wondering how a perfect and loving Father could allow a myriad of circumstances to occur.