We only have One Teacher and One Father,
“But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Chris”t. – Matthew 23:8-10 KJV
“But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. “Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. “And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ”. – Matthew 23:8-10 NKJV
“Don’t let anyone call you ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one teacher, and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters. And don’t address anyone here on earth as ‘Father,’ for only God in heaven is your spiritual Father. And don’t let anyone call you ‘Teacher,’ for you have only one teacher, the Messiah. – Matthew 23:8-10 NLT
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Christ or Messiah: Χριστός
Obviously Jesus didn’t mean he is the teacher of everything. Our opinion , since He didn’t specifically say, is, everything Jesus and Yahweh have taught can only be learned from them. For example, if someone says, “We have several teachers at our Sunday school”, they are breaking the commandment of “do not be called teachers”.
The word ‘teacher’ in Matthew 23.8,10 is Rabbi. Which is specifically someone who teaches the things of Yahweh. There was no ‘Math Rabbi’ like we have ‘Math teacher’. Therefore, our English use of the word teacher can be applied to people outside of the things that Jesus and Yahweh have already covered. Therefore,a ‘Math teacher’ is fine.
1. Here is an example of Men breaking this commandment and showing that they are not completely Disciples of Jesus:
Almost all denomination have this phrase in their Statement of Faith on their websites: “The eternal Triune God” [This is from the Southern Baptist Convention]. Nowhere did Yahweh or Jesus make this statement. This is their opinion, but they are stating it as fact. They then pick several verses to make it appear that God is 3.
But what does Yahweh say through Moses? “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!” – Deuteronomy 6:4 NKJV
What does Jesus the Messiah say?
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!” – Deuteronomy 6:4 NKJV
So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God”. – Mark 10:18 NKJV
Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one”. – Mark 12:29 NKJV
So the True Doctrine is God is One, we get this from directly quoting these verses without adding to the text. It’s simple as can be and required no work on the part of the hearer other than to look up the meaning in the Greek or Hebrew which the Scriptures were written in.
2. Another example of men inserting themselves into the spot of Rabbi, Teacher, Father, and Master. They say that the only unforgivable sin was not believing [having faith,trust,reliance] on Jesus and God.
But what did Jesus say the only unforgivable sin is?
Since He is our teacher we will quote Him directly:
“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men”. – Matthew 12:31 NKJV
So the doctrine is this verse word by word.
3. The following comes from Christian Broadcasting Network. A TV channel that has played the teacher and repeated their own teachings. They have deceived millions of people.
The question is, “Do people have to forgive others to be saved?”
Their answer comes from the false book of ‘John’ and from the false Apostle Paul.
Is this True? Almost all protestants would immediately say “Amen!”.
I must ask, “Who are you a disciple of?”
Here is what Jesus said concerning being forgiven by God:
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. “But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. – Matthew 6:14-15 NKJV
In this passage it is clear we must forgive to be forgiven. This verse is the doctrine
4.But what about Eternal Life? Fortunately Jesus was asked specifically about this:
Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. “You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ ” And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.” Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” – Mark 10:17-27 NKJV
The Protestant doctrine of Paul that you don’t have to do anything to “inherit eternal life” is wrong.
5. Here is a video that highlights the Christian habit of calling people ‘Rabbi’. In this video Pat Robertson actually calls this Jewish leader, “My favorite Rabbi”.