The Popes problem is his celibate priesthood

29/03/2010

The Pope is coming under attack (see this BBC news article) for his involvement in cases of child abuse. It seems he failed to act swiftly to prevent priests who were known to be practicing this obscene behavior.

One reason this is a problem is because of the Roman Catholic celibate priesthood.

It is a shame that the Bible is not consulted! This prophecy about a great apostasy that would come out of the true faith is an interesting and apt description of what we see happening within the Catholic church:

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” 1 Tim 4:1-3

Forbidding to marry then is not a scriptural idea! Why then has it become part of church tradition? It is because the Catholic church is not based upon the Bible.