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Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Lordabas: 9:32am On Sep 09, 2018
Was it to be certain that priests (and popes) would leave no heirs, seeking to inherit church wealth?

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by dingbang(m): 9:34am On Sep 09, 2018
I think it was spelt clear in the bible when Jesus spoke to the apostles they should leave everything and follow him

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by gabinogem(m): 9:43am On Sep 09, 2018
dingbang:
I think it was spelt clear in the bible when Jesus spoke to the apostles they should leave everything and follow him
same line of thought there...all these today clergymen wey no wan leave worldly things alone...morelike eating their cake & still having it.

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by dingbang(m): 9:47am On Sep 09, 2018
gabinogem:
same line of thought there...all these today clergymen wey no wan leave worldly things alone...morelike eating their cake & still having it.
my brother. The devil said to Jesus, I will give you all the kingdoms of the world and all the things inside it if you bow down and worship me.


I still ask myself, if Jesus were to be in this our time, would he have needed the things of the world to preach his gospel? I just ponder

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by gabinogem(m): 9:53am On Sep 09, 2018
dingbang:
my brother. The devil said to Jesus, I will give you all the kingdoms of the world and all the things inside it if you bow down and worship me.


I still ask myself, if Jesus were to be in this our time, would he have needed the things of the world to preach his gospel? I just ponder
cheesy...Do you think this present era is more challenging than that time of Christ?

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Nwaikuku2(m): 9:53am On Sep 09, 2018
That's give u concrete reason to believe that Catholic was truely instituted by Jesus Christ while other church was founded in other to run away from celibacy

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by dingbang(m): 10:02am On Sep 09, 2018
gabinogem:
cheesy...Do you think this present era is more challenging than that time of Christ?
mehn I can't tell which is more challenging.

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Kingdante: 10:13am On Sep 09, 2018
It was introduced into the Catholic Church for so many reasons first during the middle age catholic priest treated their calling as family business giving preference to their sons, with their influence they edge out competition for their son giving them good and juicy position in the community thus it was more like a competition among priests whose son I doing better.



2ndly they also believe at the time that celibate men commit less sin


3rdly it was believed that Jesus was a virgin till death this priest where mandated to emulate that


Nb- The issue of celibacy is rooted in the catholic tradition not a dogman thst means the pope can wake up tomorrow and give priest permission to get married

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Sarkin(m): 10:23am On Sep 09, 2018
Why are they fond of having sex with small boys and girls?
Funny people, and you people still bow to child molesters.

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Nobody: 11:04am On Sep 09, 2018
grin

Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Nobody: 11:05am On Sep 09, 2018
cheesy

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 11:05am On Sep 09, 2018
For there are different reasons why men cannot marry: some, because they were born that way; others, because men made them that way; and others do not marry for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven. Let him who can accept this teaching do so."

MATT 19:12

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by divinelove(m): 11:05am On Sep 09, 2018
cool

To avoid distraction from children and wife

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Nobody: 11:06am On Sep 09, 2018
na sisters dem dey Bleep nah

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Shortyy(f): 11:06am On Sep 09, 2018
Because Jesus Christ was celibate. Duuh

Check all the apostles did any one marry or had a child ?

Jesus said you'll leave your family and follow me.

It was stated that Peter had a mother-in-law. He could've been married before he became an apostle. Remember he was a fisherman before he met Jesus. He was prolly married before he met Jesus.

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by frowland(m): 11:06am On Sep 09, 2018
dingbang:
I think it was spelt clear in the bible when Jesus spoke to the apostles they should leave everything and follow him

Who is that Mary from Magdalene?

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by AngelicBeing: 11:06am On Sep 09, 2018
Hmmm
Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Suplexx: 11:06am On Sep 09, 2018
Mathew 19:10-12

The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”

11 Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”


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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by smokewiz: 11:07am On Sep 09, 2018
So you don't go to church
God is watching you oo cheesy cheesy
Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Toks06: 11:07am On Sep 09, 2018
The question is,are they really celibate?some of them Bleep pass dogs n some are homosexual..

Shortyy:
Because Jesus Christ was celibate. Duuh

Check all the apostles did any one marry or had a child ?

Jesus said you'll leave your family and follow me.

Yes.Peter n one/two others were married

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by dingbang(m): 11:08am On Sep 09, 2018
frowland:


Who is that Mary from Magdalene?
I Duno. Why not you ask Jesus Christ
Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by dkronicle(m): 11:08am On Sep 09, 2018
To suck bress just dey hungry me.

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by unitysheart(m): 11:09am On Sep 09, 2018
dingbang:
I think it was spelt clear in the bible when Jesus spoke to the apostles they should leave everything and follow him

But Apostle Peter was married.

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by GentleMoney: 11:09am On Sep 09, 2018

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by godwinkessi: 11:10am On Sep 09, 2018
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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by unitysheart(m): 11:11am On Sep 09, 2018
Nwaikuku2:
That's give u concrete reason to believe that Catholic was truely instituted by Jesus Christ while other church was founded in other to run away from celibacy

Keep deceiving yourselves. There were apostles that were married in the first century CE.

I can even categorically say that the Catholic church brought in so many traditions that were alien to the original Christianity or even Judaism, where Christianity emanated from.

At the end of the day, after claiming they are celibate, they go on defiling innocent young children, both male and female, whereas, God and Jesus did not forbid them from getting married. After all, Apostle Paul said it may be better generally y to remain a virgin or single so that one can propagate the truth. He however added thay if you cannot hold body please get married.

It ia even understandable why some didnt get married in the times of the apostles. The gospel had not gone viral back then and those taking the lead may need to travel far and thus leaving their families behind. But is that the same situation today? Far from it.

Meanwhile, We know for certain that Peter was married because he had a mother-in-law (Matthew 8:14). The apostle Paul, who was not married, asked the Corinthians whether he also did not have the right to take a believing wife (1 Corinthians 9:5), as did “the other apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas [Peter].” From this, we can assume that Peter was not the only one to have a wife.

Lastly, the qualifications for elders and deacons include references to their marriages and families (1 Timothy 3:1–13; Titus 1:5–9). These qualifications do not require that church leaders be married, but they do certainly demonstrate that many were.

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Groovenaija360(m): 11:11am On Sep 09, 2018
cheesy
Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Proffdada: 11:12am On Sep 09, 2018
I think it's one of the pagan practices infused into Catholicism lipsrsealed

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by Abdul3391(m): 11:13am On Sep 09, 2018
dingbang:
I think it was spelt clear in the bible when Jesus spoke to the apostles they should leave everything and follow him
that's not true, read 1tim 3

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Re: Why Did The Catholic Church Decide That Priests Should Be Celibate? by AndikanEssien(m): 11:13am On Sep 09, 2018
The clear reason is found in 1 Timothy 4:1, 3


Lordabas:
Was it to be certain that priests (and popes) would leave no heirs, seeking to inherit church wealth?

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