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Call No Man “Father”

Key References

Acts 7:2 – St. Stephen calls Jewish leaders “fathers”
Acts 21:40, 22:1 – St. Paul calls Jerusalem Jews “fathers”
Rom 4:16-17 – Abraham called the father of us all”
1Cor 4:14-15 – I became your father in Christ through gospel
1Tim 1:2 – my true child in our common faith
Heb 12:7-9 – we have earthly fathers to discipline us
Lk 14:26 – if anyone comes to me without hating his father…
1Thess 2:11 – we treated you as a father treats his children
Philem 10 – whose father I became in my imprisonment
1Jn 2:13, 14 – I write to you, fathers, because you know him