JDGaney. You stated this girl said:
. . . and she said she trusted Jesus more (Regarding “Call no man Father”).
I might consider asking her that if her interpretation is correct (and it is not correct), what is up with Jesus calling Abraham, . . . . “FATHER Abraham” in His Luke 16 discussion?
Was it “wrong to do that” too? Or could her interpretation be “wrong”?
Below is a brief excerpt from our local men’s Catholic Bible group.
(If interested I will be glad to post more.)
**The Holy Spirit, through St. Matthew warns us to call NO MAN father. **
But in what sense is this prohibition to be observed? That is the first question to always ask when Matthew 23:9 is brought up.
[INDENT]MATTHEW 23:9 9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
Let’s ask what sense we are to observe this commandment of Jesus.
Q: In what sense are we to call NO MAN on earth father?
A. In an ultimate sense.
B. In NO sense at all. You can’t even use the word “Father” for anyone on earth!
C. In a natural sense (no calling anyone “father” in the sense of “Dad”!)
D. In a spiritual sense. There are no spiritual leaders termed “Father”![/INDENT]