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Jesus said no one should Call Anyone on Earth ‘Father’ – Reno Omokri




Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former spokesman of former president Goodluck Jonathan took to his Twitter page on Sunday to share some passages from the Bible for pastors who allow their congregants call them father/daddy.

The Founder of Mind of Christ Christian Center and the  Helen and Bemigho Sanctuary for Orphans shared:


  1. Useless upbringing at display.

    August 8, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    This idiot that was trained by an abusive father,should please stop calling GEJ is father.

    • Revolution

      August 9, 2016 at 5:28 am

      Nigerians, when someone challenges you way of thinking, you stoop low and start raining insults. If you don’t have anything to contribute, please walk away

    • babe

      August 9, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      have you tried to check this out in your own bible?

  2. Err

    August 8, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    This minors are all getting strong attacking Christians,dont worry soon you will land in the pot of soup of bokos.

    • Revolution

      August 9, 2016 at 5:29 am

      The guy did not attack christianity in anyway. As a matter of fact, he is getting you to think about your religion.

  3. Somto

    August 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Gbam my brother tell dem oo. Bunch of deceivers

    • Anon

      August 8, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      Really? You are just an olodo like him.

  4. lady

    August 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Mr Reno, what do you call the man who aided in making you, and how do your kids call you? I’m guessing they call you Mr Reno?

    • Olu

      August 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Pa……pale …daddy …baba ..baami …..? 🙂

    • lady

      August 8, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      lol… he tried tho… Besides, aint that same bible that said obey your father and mother, the only commandment with a promise? So which father was the bible referring to?

    • tosyn

      August 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      @lady ur comments made me roll on the ground so true everybody is just trying to stay releant

    • LemmeRant

      August 8, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Lol Thats true though.

  5. shior

    August 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    so desperate to stay relevant smh

  6. Sholablow

    August 8, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Sorry but this man is a fool. What Jesus was saying is we should not accord the God kind of respect to men. He didn’t say we should not respect his servants who have been called by him. What about the men who are our parents? We should not call them dad too? This dude is obviously not a bible reading Christian nether is he Yoruba. He would know more about respect if he was. Ode oshi

    • molarah

      August 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      But you are wrong. And why so insultive, even on a post you are trying to expound scripture on?? Don’t twist the bible to suit your chosen behaviour or lifestyle. The bible is very clear: call no man “father”(obviously not referring to biological fathers as the context of this scripture is spiritual leadership). The father-in-the-Lord, Daddy-this, pope (means papa-father) nomenclature are all scripturally wrong, no matter how popular or fashionable they have become. Don’t argue with the bible, just take correction.

    • Diz

      August 9, 2016 at 5:58 am

      No dear, it’s not wrong… pls read 1cor 4vs 15…

  7. tosyn

    August 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm


  8. Olu

    August 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Well …..verified…..that’s what Matthew 23:9 says ..literarily

    Shoot the messenger ………….

  9. Stanley Parker

    August 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    To Mr Omokri: MATTHEW 6:6!!! Now please go away. No one wants to hear your whining.

  10. Strit Kredibility

    August 8, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Another trying to be heard Femi Aribisala wannabe. CONTEXT. If i call my dad father i have not supplanted God. There are so many words for father in the over 750 languages on earth. What if they choose to use Baba, will it not still mean father and will God be diminished? Can we just hear word!

  11. Yemi

    August 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    The bible calls true children of God to correct, admonish, rebuke, e.t.c in love.

    It is true Jesus said this and if you read the passage very well with the Holy Spirit guiding you, you will notice that Jesus was talking about hypocrisy and pride. He was warning his disciples and the crowd about these things that they are not to copy teachers of the law (who feel they know all and cannot accept teachings, very pompous people). They loved to be given these titles but don’t practice what they preach.

    But if you have a spiritual leader who is truly Christ’s disciple and teaches a follower the way of the Lord while living his life as example, then he is worthy to be called a father. And if you don’t call him that, he wouldn’t mind because he’s not a proud person. His way of life will make you genuinely treat him with respect without pretence.

    May God give us the grace to submit to every teaching of the Lord and may he grant us understanding in Jesus name

    • molarah

      August 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      This is wrong. The bible doesn’t make this demarcation you have made on whom to call father or not. Please beware of this: it is dangerous to add or modify the words of scripture. The passage says, “Do not call anyone on earth your father…” Anyone, meaning both good and bad leaders. Let’s not get it twisted: what is wrong is wrong, no matter how unfashionable it popular it has become.

  12. cuteguy

    August 8, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    soo many misinterpretation of God’s word in this vain and poverty enriched country! said tho! this one self comes out to claim he reads God’s ever truthful word. Then he should remember ‘the wages of sin is death’.

  13. Gorgeous

    August 8, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    This is what happens when your pastor is concerned with the prosperity verses and effectively skips those verses which makes him a mere mortal. They need to seem immortal to fool the gullible. Nice one Reno. Don’t come and have diarrhea under my post. Recognize the truth when you see it. Follow follow fanatics that refuse to exercise the fatty organ between their heads. Always looking for a man to worship to validate their sorry existence.

    • Gorgeous

      August 8, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      Not heads, *ears*

  14. the naira

    August 8, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    well i am not surprised , that book they call buybull is book of confusion… christians don’t see it because they’ve been indoctrinated into believung its true only those outside the system understand

    • LemmeRant

      August 8, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      How can you understand the system from “outside the system?”

    • Becca

      August 8, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      By thinking OBJECTIVELY…another thinking trait lost on those ‘inside the system’

    • LemmeRant

      August 9, 2016 at 6:54 am


      Can you think objectively and understand the situation of Nigeria, without ever being to Nigeria or Living in Nigeria. Its like the Americans who sit in the comfort of their homes and conclude that Africa is a country, Africa is full of trees and giraffes, All Africans are uneducated hunters and farmers, Nigerians speak Nigerian etc. You see, thinking objectively is not always enough
      By your “thinking objectively”, you can only guess or assume and that is not good enough

      And for the contradictions, I believe this always happens a lot among atheist. I’ll say this – The bible is not meant to be read like a textbook or storybook, where everything has been edited, refracted and fine-tuned. The bible is an account of how different people have experienced God. The stories are meant to help you develop a better understanding of God and most importantly a personal relationship with God and this is where: in lay man terms “all your doubts go clear”

      You see, you can’t really understand from outside, you have to get in and experience God.

  15. Becca

    August 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Why anyone quotes the holy book of contradtiction for anything is beyond me. Can’t you see the folly of your ‘divinely inspired text’, one verse says father another says don’t call anyone father. It’s just pure lols, contradiction after contradiction.

    Whoever calls on the name of the lord will be saved Rom10.13

    & then you have:

    Not everyone who calls on the Lord will be saved Matt7.21

    And yet people still quote this bible like it is an authoritative source. Haba!

    • fixnigeriaseries

      August 8, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      Only shallow-minded fellows will fall for this nonsense you put up. Misquoting the bible just to raise contradiction….like, really?? Smh

  16. Kunle

    August 9, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    This discovery should only make you work and pray to find out the truth. Aren’t you all scared? If not, you should be. Seek for the truth my dear people. I pray for us all.

  17. Nystyle

    August 9, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    All the fools calling others fools and asking what do you call the man that seeded you…did you hear Christ call Mary that birth him his mother? When in doubt follow Jesus!

  18. BM

    August 10, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Calling someone daddy is a very Yoruba cultural thing that has crept into the church. Just go to the market in Yoruba land and you see Yoruba traders calling you mummy whilst Igbo traders will be calling you sister. It’s no big deal, it’s just a sign of respect. Infact, you can call a much younger person ‘baba okomi’ , meaning ‘my father-in-law’ as a sign of respect and everybody(yorubas) around you get it..,

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