“We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.” –Pope Francis, on Clergy Sex Abuse
BTW: the initial response read about Francis was…silence…aka he gave no immediate “public” response. Aren’t Popes suppose to be representatives of God on Earth??…or at the least so-called experts of God’s Word??? HA!! “Pope” or more like it “Puppet” Francis…is NO “legit” representative of the True God of Holy Bible.
*Genuine Christian shepherds humbly obey Jesus’ words: “Do not you be called Rabbi, for one is your Teacher, and all of you are brothers. Moreover, do not call anyone your father on earth, for one is your Father, the heavenly One. Neither be called leaders, for your Leader is one, the Christ. But the greatest one among you must be your minister.” (Matt. 23:8-11)
(Pope/puppet…a prophet? or a PROFIT??!)
How could they/Catholic Religion Hierarchy ‘abandon‘ the Little Ones??? (especially considering the Parishioners/and/or Families of these ‘Little Ones’ are paying BIG BUCKS supporting/keeping the Churches/Properties, Priests a float in monetary finery) Why?!!…”cause” they had already abandoned God’s Word…on many moral matters and now they are reaping the reprehensible ROTTEN-STINKING fruit aka NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES of teaching/following their FALSE doctrines/dogmas/lies of men!!! Their FAKE teachings and etc. have produced PREDATOR priests…getting busy PREYING and not praying.
RELIGIONS around the world
—such as the Roman Catholic Church, the various Orthodox churches, Buddhism, and others— require celibacy of their religious leaders and clergy. On the other hand, many people feel that this practice lies at the root of the recent wave of sexual scandals involving clerics of various religions.
It is, therefore, reasonable to ask, Is celibacy a Scriptural requirement for Christian ministers? To answer that question, let us consider the origin and development of this practice as well as God’s view of it.
CELIBACY IN RELIGIOUS HISTORY
The Encyclopædia Britannica defines celibacy as “the state of being unmarried and, therefore, sexually abstinent, usually in association with the role of a religious official or devotee.” In a 2006 address to the Roman Curia, then Pope Benedict XVI linked compulsory celibacy to “a tradition that dates back to an epoch close to that of the Apostles.”
Celibacy, however, was not a religious custom practiced by first-century Christians. In fact, the apostle Paul, who lived in the first century, warned believers about men who would make “misleading inspired statements” and “forbid marriage.”
—1 Timothy 4:1-3.
It was during the second century that the practice of celibacy began to make its way into the Western “Christian” churches. According to the book Celibacy and Religious Traditions, this was “consistent with the new wave of sexual restraint that arose in the Roman Empire.”
In the following centuries, church councils and so-called Church Fathers promoted clerical celibacy. They thought that sexual intercourse was defiling and incompatible with clerical duties. Nevertheless, the Encyclopædia Britannica points out that “as late as the 10th century many priests and even some bishops had wives.”
Clerical celibacy was enforced during the Lateran Councils of 1123 and 1139, which were held in Rome, and it has remained the official position of the Roman Catholic Church to the present day. With this measure, the church prevented the loss of power and income that resulted when priests who were married willed church property to their children.
[…] the Bible shows that many Christian ministers in the first century, including the apostle Peter, were married men. (Matthew 8:14;Mark 1:29-31; 1 Corinthians 9:5) In fact, on account of the prevalence of immoral sexual practices in the Roman world of that time, Paul wrote that if a Christian overseer was married, he was to be “a husband of one wife” and have “his children in subjection.”
—1 Timothy 3:2, 4.
These were not celibate marriages, for the Bible candidly states that a “husband [ought to] give to his wife her due” and that married couples should “not deprive each other” of sexual intimacies. (1 Corinthians 7:3-5) Clearly, celibacy is not required by God, nor is it compulsory for Christian ministers. [excerpted: W No. 2, 2017 “]
Yep, this post is intended to be a SCATHING DENUNCIATION OF FALSE RELIGION!
Logically speaking, all of us eaters…for the most part…have enough sense to determine/distinguish between a piece of rotten fruit and edible fruit. There is a clear distinction between True Religion (makes sense) and False Religion (makes CENTS)!
“By their fruits you will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they?” (Matthew 7:16)
Please Dear Reader:)…get out of False Religion…for me, i am NOT gonna share in the crimes/errors/sins…committed and for CENTURIES!…by supporting ‘false’ religion! False religion is irreformable and should be abandoned…IF i do not want to share in the accountability factor.
5 For her sins have massed together clear up to heaven, and God has called her acts of injustice*(her crimes) to mind. “(Revelation 18:4)
Check it out Please…
True religion is not just ‘the right religion for me’
There is a danger in choosing a religion based solely on how it makes us feel. The Bible foretold a time when people would “surround themselves with [religious] teachers to have their ears tickled.” (2 Timothy 4:3) In contrast, the Bible encourages us to follow “the religion that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father,” even if that religion is unpopular.—James 1:27, footnote; John 15:18, 19. [excerpted reading bible-teachings/questions/which-religion-is-true ]
*(excerpted reading contrasting True Shepherds to Wolves…w 17.03)
True shepherds should care, love, protect (including) the Widows and Fatherless children, Orphans and not prey on Others for selfish gain of any sort.
8/30/18 @ 11:30 a.m.