Jesus Commanded, “Call No Man Father”

Jesus Commanded to Call no man Father

Matthew 23:9 (NASB77)
9 “And do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.

Matthew 23:9

9 “And do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.

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9 Responses to Jesus Commanded, “Call No Man Father”

  1. Sandy says:

    Hello Voice of the Revolution,

    I am a convert also, only in the other direction.

    I know that Jesus said, “Call no man Father” yet God Himself said for us to, “Honor our Father and Mother.”
    He also said of Abraham, “I am the God of Abraham thy father.” Then Esau, “said unto his father.”

    Then for some Scripture in the NT: “then glory appeared unto our father Abraham” “but his father was a Greek” “made thee a father of many nations” “by one, even by our father Isaac” And these are just a few. The word “father” is used many times in the Bible and is not directed to God “Our Father.”

    Even before I became a Catholic I understood this Scripture regarding calling “No man Father” to mean, we never call anyone “Father” with the same reverence which we call God “Father.”

    Why would God Himself tell us to, “Honor our Father and Mother” if this was not the case? To me if God used the term “father” for our earthly “father” we can also.

    Thank you and God Bless, Sandy

  2. Abi Munoz says:

    ONCE A CATHOLIC

    I was never a catholic, so I find the preaching on the video very enlightening. No, I haven’t seen all of then yet, but I like what I have seen so far. And no, I’m not a preacher, I’m just a church going person that loves to study the word of God prayerfully. Yes, I have something to say and it might be kind of long, so I come to the point. The influence of the Catholic church has infiltrated almost all of Christendom and many non-Christian religions. Therefore I want to comment on some of it’s teachings that we take as bible truth. No, I don’t know if you fall into this category or not. I haven’t seen all the videos.

    I hope I’m wrong. Yes, God knows that I mean it when I say I hope I’m wrong, but I think most of us fail to catch the true doctrine. Please let me explain. I’ll try not to overload you with too much information.

    The catholic church has changed the ten commandments. I took this from:
    “A
    FULL COURSE
    INSTRUCTIONS
    FOR THE CSE OF
    CATECHISTS;
    BING AN EXPLANATION OF TUB CATECHISM,
    ENTITLED
    AN ABRIDGMENT OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE,
    BY
    THE REV. JOHN PERRY.” (sic) Pg.163
    http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=CATHOLIC%20CATECHISM&page=2

    “I. THE SABBATH DAY:-: What day of the week is
    the Seventh or Sabbath-day ? It is Saturday. Then
    why do we not keep Saturday holy ? Because the
    Church, in the Apostles time, transferred the obligation
    from the Seventh to the First day of the week,.
    Why was this done ? In honour of Jesus Christ ;
    and therefore the first day of the week is called “The
    Lord’s day.”

    They say it plain and clear.
    “The church,….transferred the obligation
    from the Seventh to the First day of the week.”

    I need say no more.

    Yes, many protestants are in spirit attached to the catholic church.

    The other link that keep us tied to the church is the believe that the soul is eternal and goes to heaven or hell at death.

    No, I won’t quote what they say. I’m sure you know. (Yes, they pray to the dead). But the scriptures say that Only God has immortality. And that we must look for it. Yes, it’s in the bible. Look it up. O.K., I’ll give you a hint. 1 Tim. 6:15,16. And while you are at it see also Eze. 18:4. Oops. I think that’s enough for one day. I don’t want to overload your brain. Yes there is more. And perhaps there are some believes that I hold as dear truth, that is tainted with the lies of the popular church. I’m always open to listen.

    May the Father, creator of heaven and earth, guide us to all truth.

  3. Jeff Strassel says:

    I appreciate your bill board and your bold witness. I also am a born again former Catholic. I do question your use of a Bible other than the King James Version. Rev 22:19!

  4. Byron says:

    You said in your prayer that you left the one true church. It was misleading because I know you no longer believe this. It sounds as if you are admitting that the Catholic Church is the one true church, and you left it. Your whole argument falls apart just by Jesus calling Abraham father. Was he not a man on Earth, and a spiritual leader to boot. But I suppose you know more than Jesus. Paul says you have many leaders but you have no fathers. I will be your father. But I guess you know more than St. Paul.

    If you choose to leave the one true church, don’t do it for the church of Judas, the church opposite of that of Jesus. You are saying in your sermon that you lived the external life of a catholic by being excited about eating seafood. What about the internal life? I think you missed the deeper meaning of fasting, sir.

    When you attempt to set me straight, and I am sure you will, let me know what you think is the pillar and foundation of the truth.

    Peace Brother

  5. Chad says:

    The first time I read that verse was after I was a born again Christian and it knocked the wind out of me. I have never refered to a catholic priest as father again. Thanks for what you do you have your work cut out for you down here in south Louisiana.

  6. Jean Boudreaux says:

    This appears to be another unfortunate instance of well-meaning, but ill-informed Biblical Literalism gone awry. It should be noted, that in the verse just before the one cited, Our Lord instructs us to call no man Rabbi, which is generally considered to mean “teacher.” Yet, I fail to see anyone denounce this practice today. Why is this?

    Clearly most persons do not believe it is the will of Jesus to take all of his speech literally (for He Himself said that He teaches, at least at times, in parables). If the Apostles and present day Christians consistently applied Biblical Literalism, they would all be without hands, eyes, and certainly most would have been required to castrate themselves, since these body parts are potent sources of sin and temptation.

    Such erroneous interpretations remind us of the simple fact that the Bible, as the Divinely Inspired Word of God, was given, by God, to humanity, through the work of the sacred authors. These authors submitted their work to the body of the church, who in God’s Holy Name, decided which works were, in fact, divinely inspired. Naturally, the apostles didn’t have the luxury of Bibles to teach from (at least not New Testaments). They had to rely, in all probability on their memories, oral traditions, and their teaching authority.

    That teaching authority of the apostles remains, which includes the authority and divine guidance of the Holy Spirit to interpret scripture. Outside of this authority, no matter how well intentioned and pious the man, error is a distinct possibility.

    Yours in Christ,

    JB

  7. Jonathan says:

    Hi, Catholic here! I love what you are doing. I am totally atheist… rather agnostic. Science is reason, reason is logic, logic is ex-catholics! I believe there are other humanoids from another star, salamé. My friend Jésus once said to me, “And do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.” Ever since hearing this I have called my Catholic priest Pep-Pep.

  8. John says:

    I could not play your video…can u send me a different link.

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