With this second episode of speaking about giving learned men and women exalted titles, we will continue where we left off on our last program. In religious theological circles, Catholics call the priests of the church “Father.” Christians call esteemed pastors “Teachers.” Jews call learned teachers “Rabbi” and legal scholars “Rav” or “Rabban.” However, according to Yeshua in Matthew 23:8-12, none of these titles have the approval of our Father in Heaven. Yet still, it’s a widely adopted practice to address church and synagogue leaders with these titles. On this podcast of Real Israel Talk Radio, Episode 029 Part 2 – 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 his instructions to not use them. My reasoning for speaking about this 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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Current Residence: Seaside community near Perth in Western Australia. Status: Married to Suzanne (Shoshana). Family: Daughter and Four Grandies (Seattle). Son (IDF, deceased 2009). Saba (Grandfather) to Emilia (daughter to Suzanne's adult son and wife) "Avi" to Suzanne's two adult sons and their partners. Israel: Lived in Jerusalem, Afula, and Tiberias 2003-2016. Work: Israeli State Licensed Tour Guide, On-air Radio News, Broadcast Journalism, Radio Talk Show Host and Commercial Production. Special Interests: Single-Engine Land Private Pilot (VFR). Photography and Videography. Reading and Studying Biblical History and Biblical Archaeology. Film, Video, and Audio Production. Other Special Interests: Enjoys the warm summers and clean white-sand beaches of Western Australia. Enjoys country bicycle rides and nature walks with Suzanne. Enjoys good movies from time to time and reading up on biblical archaeology, science, and ADHD-related issues. Enjoys backyard gardening, growing and eating blueberries, and studying scripture with great long discussions with Suzanne. Enjoys family pizza parties. Enjoys news and lively politics.
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