To me Jesus is against any Temple type hierarchy. It's man's desire to keep trying to re-establish the Temple style administration. This starts layering people in between God and the flock. I believe this to be in error. The Episcopal Church has all the offices, titles, etc. the Catholic Church does except there is no pope in the Episcopal Church. The Episcopalians also refer to their priests as father.From your understanding, would you also include pastor, preacher, elder, deacon?
When I read the text I posted in my OP, there seems to be an underlying purpose. Jesus seemed to be addressing the haughtiness of the Pharisees and Scribes. Is it possible Jesus was addressing this along with the titles?
Just trying to look at this from multiple angles to better understand what the text is saying.
I've attended many different types of churches and the ones I really felt at peace were the ones who merely pointed the way to Christ rather than to themselves.
Any church, large or small, or any denomination can be modeled after the Temple or after the Cross.