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

Should Christians call an earthly man father?

There are some religious groups that call their leaders “father”. The Pope of the Roman Catholic Church has the added title “Holy” father. The scripture (Matt 23:9) is both clear and specific, our LORD Jesus said, “call no man father, upon the earth”. Since the scripture is crystal clear in answering the question, what TTGM will focus on is why would Yeshua (Jesus) say this when we already have an earthly father. Why would Yeshua not want us to recognize our earthy father and call him by his title anymore?

The complete answer to the question will be brought out when we include verses Matthew 23: 9 and 10
Matt 23:9-10 [KJV]
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.

What is our status and condition before coming to Christ?

The answer to this question is in what happens when a person becomes born again. Before we are born again we are dead in our sins. When a person believes in Christ for their hope to gain salvation, they become “born again” (alive and saved from their sins). After being born again the person is now one with Christ and this oneness makes Christ’s Father theirs (the believers). So after Christ you now answer to “one” Father (the one that you are born again to), He becomes the person of the Godhead that you approach and obey. It is His will we now follow in your life. As Yeshua said we now have one Father.

Consider the following verses that lend support to the answer just given from the Book that is our foundation.

After becoming born again, you are now born of the Spirit you now have a new Father.
(John 3:3 [KJV])
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Our Father resides in heaven and we have become His children. Ask this, if you have become the children of the Father (God), and you can only have one father, why would you still call an earthly man father? It is written. 
(Matt 5:45 [KJV])
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

We are to address our Father in every prayer as Yeshua (Jesus) taught. NOT pray to Yeshua, Mary, or the dead saints.
(Matt 6:9 [KJV])
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Be Blessed as His Spirit helps you to understand His word.

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