In the account of Peter and Cornelius in Acts 10, when Peter came to the house, Cornelius “met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshiped him” (v. 25). Acts 10:26 says, “But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.”
This account is very interesting because one wonders if the Pope tells this to people who bow down before him? Jesus said, “But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ” (Matthew 23:8-10).
So the Lord says that we are not to bow down to one another, nor are we to wear names like “Father” or “Reverend.” Jesus went on to say, “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.” Many groups want to exalt one person over the other, but the Bible clearly teaches that this is wrong. At some point, members of these groups must ask themselves if they will follow men or if they will follow God.