Who is referred to as a “father” in the Bible?

a.                St. Paul

b.                Abraham

c.                 Isaac

d.                elders

e.         All of the Above



THE ANSWER IS ….D….all of the above


1.               Romans 4:1-18 – St. Paul calls Abraham our father at least eight times. In fact, the name Abraham means "father of the multitude."


2.               Romans 9:10 – Isaac is called our father


3.               1 Corinthians 4:15 St. Paul calls himself a father to the Corinthians. “Even if you should have countless guides to Christ, yet you do not have many fathers, for I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.”


4.               Philippians 2:22 St. Paul calls himself a father to Timothy


5.               Philemon 10:   St. Paul writes: “I urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus, whose father I have become in my imprisonment…” 


6.               John calls elders of the Church “fathers.”




1 John 2:13-14: “I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have conquered the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong and the word of God remains in you, and you have conquered the evil one.”


7.    Acts 7:2: (Jewish leaders are called fathers by Saint Stephen.)

Then the high priest asked, "Is this so?"

And he replied, "My brothers and fathers, listen. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was in Mesopotamia, before he had settled in Haran,…



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