Is celibacy a sacrifice God requires of His servants, or is it another tradition of men? The Bible declares:
Does this include religious leaders, like priests and nuns? When God's Word lists the qualifications of bishops, who are religious leaders, we are told that:
God has the same requirement for deacons:
From the beginning, it has always been God's plan that men should have wives. Shortly after creating Adam, the first man:
Not only does God express His approval of marriage, He delivers this powerful warning:
Not only is celibacy not required by God, it is a doctrine of demons. The Bible announces that those who teach this doctrine are "giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy;"
Please understand, these are not my words, they are God's Words.
How tragic that priests and nuns around the world are foregoing the pleasure of sharing their lives with a spouse, believing that their sacrifice pleases God, when in reality they are falling prey to a powerful demonic scheme.
If only priests and nuns could learn that God makes no such requirement... and that they are being deceived by Satan. God has recorded all these truths in His Word. If only they could see and understand them.
A Married Pope?
Few Catholics realize that Peter, the "first pope," was a married man:
This Simon is none other than the Apostle Peter. (See Matthew 4:18 and Matthew 10:2.)
Why this Doctrine?
This Catholic doctrine, like all others we have discussed, directly opposes God's Word. One must wonder why Catholicism would teach that celibacy "radiantly proclaims the Reign of God," when the Lord has declared that this doctrine originated in hell.
Is it because the Catholic church does not want to pay the millions of dollars it would cost each year to support the families of priests and nuns?
Now that you know what the Bible teaches on this subject, you must decide whether you will believe the Word of God or the traditions of the Catholic church.
If you happen to be a priest or a nun, please ask yourself who your sacrifice is really pleasing: