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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Father


Evangelicals seem to have short memories. I say this because they have strong reactions to things like The Hail Mary prayer, which is just parts of Luke chapter two. I guess they are against Bible memorization? 

Another misconception out there that is even more ridiculous is the reaction to calling a priest Father. I see memes and comments vehemently claiming that NO one should be called Father but God. That's funny, the Bible does not agree. 

Genisus 17:5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

Genesis 27:32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau. 

Genesis 45:4-8  And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

Jesus and the apostles also referred to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as a fathers of the faith. 

There are a lot of other arguements for allowing Catholic priests to be called father but this is the best one. 

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