What we are not to be called

This is a Biblical view on what we are not to be called,yet are instead to call Jesus the Christ.


Matthew 23:8

But you be not called Rabbi: for one is your Teacher, even Christ; and all you are brothers.

Rabbi:The title of a rabbi (a Jewish scholar or teacher); used before or instead of the rabbi’s name.


Teach:To show (someone) the way; to guide, conduct; to point, indicate.


-er:A person whose occupation is (the noun).



Matthew 23:10

And do not accept the name of ‘leader,’ for your Leader is one alone–the Christ.

From Middle English leder,ledere, from Old English lǣdere (“leader”), equivalent to lead +‎ -er

Lead:Cognate with German leiten (“to lead, manage, conduct”).


-er:A person whose occupation is (the noun).



John 10:16

And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and they shall become one flock, one shepherd.

The word “pastor” derives from the Latin noun pastor which means “shepherd” and is derived from the verb pascere – “to lead to pasture, set to grazing, cause to eat”.



When Jesus refers to Teacher,he is referring to the Rabbi who is a teacher of the Jewish Laws.

We have one rabbi,leader and pastor in Jesus the Christ