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Call No Man “Father” – And That Includes Catholic Priests

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Call No Man “Father” – And That Includes Catholic Priests

A Brief Look At The UNBIBLICAL Practice Of Calling Catholic Priests “Father”

And A Quick Look At The Unbiblical Catholic Priesthood


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“And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.” Matthew 23:9


The UNBIBLICAL Practice Of Calling Catholic Priests “Father”

There is a reason why the Catholic Church never tells their members about Matthew 23:9. It expressly states “call no man father” and it is quite clear that it is talking about a spiritual father and it is also clear that it is referring to the TITLE of father. So when the Catholic Church claims that people in the New Testament referred to so-and-so as their father, those people were not using the word father as a title NOR are they addressing any person in their presence as “father” as people in our day would address a medical professional “doctor so-and-so”. So there is really NO justification for calling a Catholic priest “father”.

The Unbiblical Catholic Priesthood

Another important point I wish to make at this time is that PRIESTS who offer SACRIFICES on altars no longer exit in God’s true Church, because the office of sacrificial priest was ABOLISHED BY GOD at the cross of Calvary when Jesus cried out in His dying moment “It is finished” (John 19:30) at which point the curtain to the “holy of holies” in the temple was supernaturally ripped in half (Matthew 27:51), symbolizing the opening up of the way to God directly, through our Savior and Great High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ. No longer was God going to use the Levite temple priests to offer up sacrifices for the people, now that the Lamb of God had offered up Himself as the supreme “once-for-all-time” sacrifice for all of God’s people, past, present and future. Therefore, the idea of a Catholic priest offering the so-called “sacrifice of the mass” on an altar in an Catholic Church is a SIN! It is a blatent “in-your-face” DENIAL of the FINISHED, once-for-all-time sacrifice of Christ, period! No amount of Catholic Church excuses can justify such an affront to the Lamb of God, as noted here in Hebrews 7:26-27, specifically where it says “Who needeth not daily … to offer up sacrifice”:

“For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.” – Hebrews 7:26-27

Claiming that they are not re-sacrificing Christ in their mass, but only “re-presenting” His sacrifice is nothing more than Catholic theological nonsense and yet another religious invention of the Church of Rome, designed to create “exclusivity” for themselves – i.e. “We have something no other church has, so that makes us the one true Church.”.

The Unbiblical Title Of Holy Father For Catholic Popes

I wish to conclude this brief study with a note about the Catholic Church’s title of “Holy Father” for their popes. Nothing could be more blasphemous than to call ANY man “Holy Father” even if you erroneously think that man is a successor to the apostle Peter. Holy Father is a name and title reserved for God ALONE. Only God is holy and the title “Holy Father” is only found once in the Bible, where it is used by the Lord Jesus Christ as shown here:

“And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. HOLY FATHER, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.” – John 17:11

May God richly bless you as you study to show yourself approved of God and as you seek to worship Him in Spirit and in TRUTH and not according to the vain traditions of men! — RM Kane


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