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Matthew 23:9 Can someone explain please

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by FriendlyJosh, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. FriendlyJosh

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


    Jesus said the above, but I know people call priests Father, so I don't understand.
     
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  2. Swoosh

    Swoosh Sancta Simplicitas

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    [8] But be not you called Rabbi. For one is your master; and all you are brethren. [9] And call none your father upon earth; for one is your father, who is in heaven. [10] Neither be ye called masters; for one is your master, Christ.

    [9] Call none your father upon earth: Neither be ye called masters. The meaning is that our Father in heaven is incomparably more to be regarded, than any father upon earth: and no master to be followed, who would lead us away from Christ. But this does not hinder but that we are by the law of God to have a due respect both for our parents and spiritual fathers, (1 Cor. 4. 23: 15,) and for our masters and teachers.

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  3. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Call No Man "Father"?
    Many Protestants claim that when Catholics address priests as "father," they are engaging in an unbiblical practice that Jesus forbade: "...
     
  4. Chrystal-J

    Chrystal-J the one who stands firm to the end will be saved Supporter

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    If that were the case, then you couldn't call your own Dad father either. I think it refers to calling no one their creator (father) other than God (who created us all). That's my take anyway.
     
  5. FriendlyJosh

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    Thanks
     
  6. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    [FONT=arial, helvetica, geneva, sans-serif]The answer in part-[/FONT]
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica, geneva, sans-serif]So What Did Jesus Mean?[/FONT]
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  7. ProScribe

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    Jesus does say that in that passage . .

    However, proper church tradition addresses the canonical priest as Fr. in accordance with his role in the diocese/parish.
     
  8. WarriorAngel

    WarriorAngel I close my eyes and see you smile Supporter

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    Paul called himself a father...in giving the Gospel
     
  9. OuterWater

    OuterWater Formerly InnerPhyre

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    Keep in mind what St. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 4:14-15

    "Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel."

    This is the context by which we call our priests "Father."
     
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