What I did - dowloaded the ESV book of Romans, pasted in into WordPad, then did a global find and replace function.
Replace with: the Father
I like it!! The word ‘god’ has lost its reference for many of us - this slight change adds a color to the reading that makes it more meaningful, to me at least. I don’t mean for this to be disrespectful of the text - do you think that Paul would mind??
Here’s a sample paragraph or two.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with the Father through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of the Father. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because the Father’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but the Father shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of the Father. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to the Father by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in the Father through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.