Let’s address the exalted titles that are given to the learned men of religious theology. Catholics call the priests of the church “Father.” Christians call esteemed pastors “Teacher.” Jews call learned teachers “Rabbi” and legal scholars “Rav” or “Rabban.” However, according to Yeshua in Matthew 23:8-12, none of these titles has the approval of our Father in Heaven. Yet still, it’s a widely adopted practice to give church and synagogue leaders these titles. On this podcast of Real Israel Talk Radio, Episode 028 Part 1 – Man’s Exalted Titles of Rabbi, Teacher, and Father, we will have a close look into the cultural, biblical, archaeological, and historical background for using these terms and perhaps why Yeshua gave us these instructions. My reasoning for speaking about this matter has nothing to do with judging those who use the titles but rather to simply provide some theological context to help us make informed choices that line up with our redeemed life in Messiah.
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