I'll say the same thing over and over.'call no man Father' was never taught by the Apostles. Period.
Could it be possible, Ma'am, that Christ was using an exaggerated statement to denounce the scribes??
This is one practice of the Church that simply was ALWAYS there. Like infant Baptism, there is no record of it *suddenly* becoming practice. Its traced from the earliest possible inception of the Church.
It can safely be said that all the Apostles referred to their Disciples and follower as 'sons and daughters'(1 Timothy 1: 1-2) In turn, it would have been completely legal for them to call Paul 'Father'.
Guest, you simply can not take sacred scripture out of context like that. It is a sin. Your pride will not allow you understand your sin, as your squarely focused on verse verse verse.
You're teaching on this, I believe, is soley for use suppose of trashing the Holy Catholic Church. Also, your fabrication of history to imply the Church murdered millions is ridiculous, and a sin as well.
All we ask is that you hate us for what we actually believe (or did) and not what you THINK we believe or do.
It can *safely* be said that NONE of the Apostles were called father - for *IF* it is written in God's inspired word that students of the Apostles were called sons and daughters ... it would ALSO be WRITTEN that they were to call those who taught them "Father." but they did not. Period.
HOWEVER Jesus DID SAY:
Call No Man Father ...
perhaps as a warning on which *church* to absolutely avoid!
Jesus KNEW there would be those who would DELIBERATELY disobey his DIRECT COMMAND ... and he ISSUED a WARNING! why can you NOT understand this SIMPLE COMMAND? It's right there. In God's inspired Word. Spoken by the MAN himself ... WHO Incidentally REFUSED for HIMSELF to be Called GOOD Teacher. God ALONE ... is to be called GOOD. God ALONE is to be addressed by the SPIRITUAL TITLE *FATHER*!
17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him.“Good teacher,” he asked,“what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
18 “WHY do you CALL ME GOOD?” Jesus answered.“NO ONE is good—except GOD ALONE. 19 You know the commandments:‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’”
What about the word *NO* do you Catholics NOT understand?