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Calling pastors Daddy silly. I pity redeemers in Adeboye.

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I love my pastor so much I call him daddy. You got a problem with that?

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It is simple .... They have been brainwashed thoroughly!

Insane!!!

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Jesus Christ have said it full stop. call no man on earth father for God is our Father in heaven( calling rev father, Papa, daddy, spiritual father is sharing God glory) and God can not share his glory to any body, for He is a Jealous God and a consuming fire. let all men be lairs and the word of God be truth.

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Wrong. Read it again to get the context to which the commandment is applied - Matthew 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

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

10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Clearly this was refering to brethren i.e. members of the body of Christ. Is your father your "brother"?

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I dont know how these pple interprete the bible,even a look at d title of Matt 23 in kjv shows 'Jesus rebukes d scribes and pharisees' and the inference from the entire passage is in vs 12-''and whoever exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exhalted'' so vs 8-9 in essence is talking abt pple who crave so much for titles, ppl like 'venerable most apostle(Dr.) Lagbaja'. If we are to take the above verse the way these guys suggested then it is a sin 4 me to call my oldman father or daddy because-vs 9 says -do not call ANYONE ON EARTH YOUR FATHER, -

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Very Clear. Need not any argument except by the hypocrites!

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I don't know how you read your own bible but the bible says it is wrong wether you like it or not. Go and the the amplified version of the verse i quoted.

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It is PRECISELY for this reason that this is also important - Matthew 23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi

why blame the pharisees? Wasnt it out of "respect" too?

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Matthew 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

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

10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Kunleoshob is right . . . i hear a lot of people claiming that Christ never mentioned the phrase "in the church" here. But you seem to have overlooked the latter part of verse 8 - all ye are brethren

That obviously signifies the disciples knew Christ was talking about members of the body of Christ not generalizing. Your unbeliever boss at work is not your "brethren" . . . so Matthew 23:8-11 does not apply to him.

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Maybe because most Nigerian christians are confused and don't even know who their parents are? talk of the height of delusion. I don't hear many american christians calling T.D. Jakes and his ilk Daddy.

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Which bible said it is wrong? Won't you read the reply I posted to you above KUNLE?

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should we hold personal opinions contrary to God's word? This must be another falsehood!

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This is a senseless thread. No one is being forced to call a pastor daddy, this is a personal issue

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because those pastors are pimping them.

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My understanding of Matthew 23-9 is as follows:

First the verse beginning with the word 'and' which is a conjunctive in english grammar. A conjunctive means that the following is to be read in conjunction with the preceding. In Greek the conjunctive is 'Kai' which is interpreted as 'and'.

Even the previous verse also has a conjunctive word 'also'. '. . . also do not be called Rabbi'

So what must it be read in conjunction with? The previous verses that precede it. abi? What are these verses addressing? People who like ostentatious titles and ranks to puff up their heads.

And all their works they do to be seen of me[/b]n: for they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments,

and love the chief place in feasts and the first seats in the synagogues,

[b]and salutations in the market-places, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

So When Jesus says do not be called Father, teacher or master, he is basically saying do not be like those people who like to be called with titles.

I recall one prominent pastor (I won't mention names) that I once called by his first name, after all he was a family friend long before he became a pastor. He just ignored me. Not realising anything wrong I thought maybe he hadn't heard me, I called again. Then one of his assistant pastors tapped my shoulder and whispered 'pastor' in my ear.

I believe it is exactly this type of incident that Jesus was referring to.

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Amplified Kunle. So you do read the amplified Bible! I suggest that you henceforth use the amplified Bible anytime you read Hebrews 7, for an amplified understanding.

N.B: I've not said anything for or against your interpretation of the text.

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It is just to give respect although it is not compulsory cos I don't do so to every pastor.

You spoke my mind

Kunle, if this is the way you want to translate it like you always do by turning the bible upside down, I bet you are wrong cos the bible did not say in the church. Church is different from Earth, for earth comprises of everything in it.

And verse 10 of that scripture says "Neither be ye called Masters: for one is your Master, even Christ"

So how do you translate this? That you will not call your boss by boss or Master by Master or that you will not be called Boss by the people you superceed and supervise at work? Be careful with your translations and I have always told you that your purpose of studying the bible is to criticize and mislead as a top agent.

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I guess the intention is to show respect? What's wrong with showing someone respect? Please let us not forget that in Christianity, "actions" are not the full story - intentions behind the said actions are what God judges.

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Kunle, I didn't know that you now have your own version of the Bible o. Abi you be eye-witness among the multitude that was addressed yonder day?

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I didn't see 'in the church' written in the verse.

But no matter.

Peace and happiness.

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The scripture i quoted was talking about calling someone in church father(i.e pastor, GO, e.t.c) and NOt one's blood father.

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MAYBE NOT DADDY

MAYBE PAPA

ALL RUBBISH!

THE SCRIPTURE HAS THE FINAL SAY.

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What about one's blood father? Is there provision for that?

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It is clearly very unscriptural and against the teachings of christ, but then again how much of the teachings of christ do these penterascal churches follow?

Matthew 23:9:

9And do not call anyone [in the church] on earth father, for you have one Father, Who is in heaven.

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simple

if u c person wey call pastor daddy, waka go meet am ask y im kall am daddy, very simple

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