The majority of the time, we discuss the son's relationship with his biological or spiritual fathers. I understand that you adhere to the spiritual fathersm theology.

According to the Bible, Paul was the first Apostle to refer to Timothy as his son. As a result, Apostles or men of God began referring to other people they had raised as their sons and daughters.

I don't really have any doubts about this teaching, but if the church gives it some careful consideration, I think it would be very beneficial to the Body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:15

[15]For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

Paul claimed to have fathered them via Christ Jesus, which is why he referred to them as his sons and daughters. But because of the lack of knowledge about what it means to be a father, the responsibilities that come with the position, and what the Bible actually says, spiritual brothers in this generation are now referring to their Christian brothers and sisters as their children.

Your spiritual parent is anyone who triumphs for Christ and prospers you for Christ. A mentor is not the same as a spiritual father.

A parent must be closer to you to teach you till you are completely developed to be on your own, even though your mentor may be far away and invisible to you.

Who Are Dangerous Fathers ?

Well we have some characteristics of these people called dangerous fathers from the Bible. Fathers who are dangerous are fathers who carries not their spiritual responsibilities to take of their children.

1. Dangerous Fathers Envies Their Children's Success.

Many church leaders or spiritual dads nowadays are jealous of the success of their children. They are not pleased to see you succeeding, and they make several efforts to undermine you.

They wouldn't want your name to be known or for you to be more popular than them in the church or in your relationship with them. It is possible that even though you are one of his excellent children, he will never offer you the chance to lead the church in any capacity while giving others the chance, hiding you since he may be aware of your potential. They are always unhappy when you approach the pulpit because they believe you will usurp their position of honor.

1 Samuel 18:6-9

[6]And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.

[7]And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

[8]And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?

[9]And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.

When Saul learned that, he developed intense jealousy.

Be careful around these people because they can do a lot of things to you to prevent the growth of your ministry.

David was saved thanks to Saul's biological son, despite Saul's desire to have him killed. There were fathers who can do many things to halt your popularity, good name, or peace, therefore Saul tried multiple times to kill David so that his name would not be heard.

But when God is with you shall surely overcome.

2. They Don't Care About Their Sons Or Children

"I am the good shepherd, and a good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep," Jesus said. Dangerous fathers, on the other hand, do the opposite. They don't give a damn about their children.

They don't have time to teach you, but they are always ready to receive from you. Shouldn't the father provide for his children? However, the children are fully capable of providing for their fathers at all times. Jesus taught them the word of God, led them to pray, taught them how to pray, presented them to His Father in heaven, and had compassion on everyone.

Though Lazarus was not Jesus' disciple, Jesus wept when He learned of his death because of His relationship with his family. There are fathers who don't care if you are sick or have problems, but they always want to see you at meetings or are submissive.

Ezekiel 34:8-16

[8]As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;

[9]Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;

[10]Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.

[11]For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.

[12]As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

[13]And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.

[14]I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.

[15]I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.

[16]I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

3. They Provoke Their Children To Wrath.

Ephesians 6:4

[4]And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

They provoke you not unto righteousness but they provoke you to sin.

Hebrews 10:24-25

[24]And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

[25]Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

It is better for us to bring one another closer to God than to condemn their zeal for Christ. Some people can quench your fire and good zeal for God; they don't encourage you, they don't show love, and they always have problems with you, even if you aren't the cause of the problem.

Rather than rebuking them incessantly out of sinful rage, we should encourage them to do more because Paul says to "teach them, rebuke, reprove, and exhalt them in all long suffering and doctrine." Keep them to God's love and kindness rather than your own ambitions.

They publicly embarrass, disappoint, mock, and offend you. Keep in mind that we should correct them in private, not in front of others, and always in the name of God's love we should correct them to love God.

Some parents even go as far as to curse their children for making a little error for which they may have received forgiveness.

4. They are very manipulative.

We have fathers who take advantage of their young ones and do things which are unseemly to them.

Leviticus 25:17

[17]Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God.

Because their pastors exploit them in various ways, there are many people who are manipulated inside the church rather than on the outside. Because of their authority as fathers, fame, and alleged oil, they fornicate with members and lure them to take their money in many ways using the name of God.

They may use threats to pressure you into continuing to engage in their deceptive tactics.

In order to further persuade you to surrender to their attempts in order to promote their own egocentric objectives, they may also quote scriptures to you.

We have fathers who are autocratic and fathers who dislike the truth because of what they want from the members, followers, or sons. We have pastors who have affairs with their own church members, pastors who break up marriages, pastors who are against the poor but close to the rich, pastors who can give you strange and false visions, pastors who will only make you sing their praises constantly.

They must be avoided!

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