"But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven."
Do not form hierarchy, only one is above you, even me, we are all brothers. Call no man your father, but only God in heaven is your Father.
This is the same as Exodus 20 when God told Moses to build an altar made of Men, men who were all on the same level without hierarchy so that we do not lose our authority over our own lives.
A "father" is one who provides for and protects his family. Men is government also provide for and protect, their "children". The governments in Jesus' time, as well as other times, called themselves fathers, for the very reason that they provided for and protected the people. Jesus was telling to have no MEN as your "father", but only God in heaven. And ALSO not to be one at the top of the hierarchy (Rabbi), "Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar" Ex20, not even himself.
The Sanhedrin WERE gods. "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said , Ye are gods?" John 10
"Gods", in their law written in Hebrew was "elohiym" and it means rulers, judges. This is what they were, they were rulers, judges. And this is another quality of a father, ruler and judge of his children. They were elohiym, gods. Jesus was talking to a crowd of people not just his disciples, and he was telling them not to be gods(masters), fathers, but to instead be the children (son) of the Father of heaven. The pharisees were not only lovers of attention, they were lovers of power. Thus is the reason they wanted to eliminate Jesus, because he was telling people to turn away from them, and to turn to God. God or Father in Heaven, ALSO provides and protects his children, but through faith, hope and freewill charity in a system of government (kingdom) where no one exercises authority one over another.
"The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so." Luke 22
We are not to get our benefits from "fathers" of the world who exercise authority, but from one another who are our equals, THAT IS the way that Father in Heaven provides for us. When we do such, we are free from men's authority, we are Kings, sovereign. And it is said that HE is the King of Kings. It is NOT said he is the King of slaves.
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