Even casual readers of the bible probably at one time came across a particular verse which some religion find offensive. I’m talking of 1 Timothy 4:3 of course, and the church in particular that finds it offensive to them is the Roman Catholic Church. They are numerous blogs which talks about this and yet Catholic still deny that they’re at least one of the churches whose practice are written in the bible but not in a good way. What is in the verse anyway and what’s the big deal? Here’s the verse:
Forbidding to marry, to abstain from meats,
The verse was talking about two particular rules which a church will implement and enforce on it’s adherents. What’s wrong with the rules anyway, one may ask? If we read the verses preceeding this, one would quickly understand that these rules are not rules of God, nor of Jesus Christ and his Apostles.
1 Now the Spirit manifestly saith, that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error, and doctrines of devils,
Who’s rules are these two of? The adversary of God! So it would serve us well to understand this and take action and avoid or leave any religion which practices these doctrines because these are not of God.
What major church and religion practices these doctrines?
The Law of Celibacy Confirmed
14. Hence We consider that the present law of celibacy should today continue to be linked to the ecclesiastical ministry.
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PAUL VI
ON THE CELIBACY OF THE PRIEST
JUNE 24, 1967
Canon 277 – Clerics are obliged to observe perpetural continence (control of sexual desires) and are bound to celibacy.
Some Catholics complained on my use of the term doctrine, emphasizing it is a law. Whether law or doctrine does not matter. It is enforced on Catholic adherents and as is recorded in the bible such a law or doctrine is of the devil.