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Matthew 23:8-9 It Is Biblicaly Wrong 2 Call Any Pastor Dady Or Father In D Lord by Boboye4slim(m): 10:08am On Nov 10
It is not only outrageous that congregations refer to church leaders as daddy, father in the lord, papa etc, it is also biblically wrong. Going through the Matthew 23, you could feel how Jesus felt about was such mentality.
In that verse one would understand that the scribes and Pharisees (Religion leaders) of those can be likened to the pastors and preachers of today. Jesus encourage us to listen to them but avoid following after their footsteps. Jesus described how these supposed men of God bind heavy burden on men's shoulder but they themselves will not bear the same Matthew 23:3
In verse 15, He describes how they would go any length to win a convert but would later make him twofold sinful than before. This set of people Jesus said would sow large ceremonious garments like the bishops robes, also sit on the important seats and ascribe to themselves positions in the synagogues/churches.
More outrageous is how they don't reject to be termed as fathers in the lord, daddy, papa etc. Jesus point it clearly in Matthew 23: 8 that don't allow the congregation to call you pastor or teacher or master or father but he that is greatest should rather be the servant. Jesus declare woe on them because they love to be respected and honored. They enjoy people calling them father. "Be ye not be called rabbi, for one is your master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren". "Call no man your father upon the earth, for one is your father which is heaven"
Jesus made us to understand that these pastors continually shut up the kingdom of heaven agaisnt men through their terrific doctrines instead of preaching repentance and acceptance and salvation through Christ Jesus. The Lord Jesus refer to them as the blind guides.
Though Jesus may not be talking directly to the pastors of today, but any fellow with a sound would grab the message in relation to what's happening today.
This supposed men of God has put so much yoke on sinners. They've corrupted Jesus teachings so much that non believers find it very hard to believe anything about Christianity anymore. Jesus was not a complicated man, He was a friend of sinners and touts. He said in His word that the one who needs healing is the sick I.e the sinners.
Pastors need to stop the prosperity teachings and focus more on the salvation of the soul. Men can only be rich through hardworking and diligent not just church going. The burden they put on people are too much. You have no business with Jesus works if all you do is teach ways to achieve prosperity or the type that enjoy being called pastors or daddy.
Let's be cautioned. God is not mocked.

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