Many Protestants claim that when Catholics address priests as “father,” they are engaging in an unbiblical practice that Jesus forbade: “Call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven” (Matt. 23:9). To understand why the charge does not work, one must first understand the use of the word […]

Imagine two classrooms where math is being taught. In the first classroom, the school has provided the students with a teacher in addition to a textbook for each student.  The teacher gives the students assignments out of the textbook, and the students go through the lessons.  When they get stuck, they ask the teacher for […]