Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Trouble in Rome--What Happens When "the church" ignores the Bible

USA Today reports "Fla. ex-Catholic priest writes of his romance".  

This priest wrongly went against his vows, but he rightly points out that the Catholic priesthood is plagued by sexual sin as a direct result of forbidding marriage!

If the Catholic church paid attention to the Bible (the Word of God), then they wouldn't have this problem.  

1 Timothy 3:2 (NASB95)
2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 

1 Timothy 4:1–5 (NASB95)
1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 
2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, 
3 men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. 
4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; 
5 for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer. 

Marriage is to be honored and exemplified by church leaders, not forbidden.  The results are of doing so are devastating as we are seeing in the Catholic church.  

May the Lord help us to uphold Holy Matrimony!

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