Reply to Iglesia ni Cristo: Prohibiting priests to marry and abstinence from meats are doctrines of demons?

Marlex C. Cantor wrote an article in INC-Pasugo, “The Church After the Time of the Apostles, the fourth of six parts”.  In this article, Cantor said that there are two doctrines of the devil which is embraced by the Catholic Church, proving that the Catholic Church apostasized after the time of the Apostles:

  1. Forbidding priests to marry
  2. Abstinence from meats

Cantor did not give the reason why, but a fellow INC member who commented on my blog post, “Is Iglesia ni Cristo the Church of Christ?” said that the proof is in the First Book of Timothy:

Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the last times some will turn away from the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and demonic instructions through the hypocrisy of liars with branded consciences. They forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. (1 Tim 4:1-3)

REPLY: Marriage and Priestly Celibacy

1. The Catholic Church does not forbid marriage, because one of its Sacraments is Marriage or Matrimony. Celibacy is not a doctrine but a disciplinary rule for priests in the Latin-Rite (Roman) Catholic Church; in Byzantine-Rite Catholic Church, married priests are the norm, but bishops are normally unmarried. St. Paul himself encourages celibacy:

“To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is well for them to remain single as I am. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame with passion” (1 Cor 7:8-9).

The Roman Catholic Church wishes its priests not to marry so that they can follow Christ more closely by renouncing marriage for the sake of the kingdom of heaven:

[His] disciples said to him, “If that is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”
He answered, “Not all can accept [this] word, 8 but only those to whom that is granted.
Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so; some, because they were made so by others; some, because they have renounced marriage for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.” (Mt 19:11-12)

What Paul refers to in the teaching of demons which forbid marriage are those of the gnostic sects  like Manichaeans who thinks that matter is evil and spirit is good:

Manichaeans Laity (Hearers or Listeners) were allowed to marry but were encouraged to practice birth control. The Elect (Monks & Nuns) were forbidden to enter into worldly forms of householder marriage. (The Order of Nazorean Essenes)


REPLY: Fasting and Abstinence

2. The phrase “abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth” refer to the issue of abstinence from meat offered to idols in the time of Paul. Concerning this issue, Paul said:

“Eat anything sold in the market, without raising questions on grounds of conscience, for “the earth and its fullness are the Lord’s.” If an unbeliever invites you and you want to go, eat whatever is placed before you, without raising questions on grounds of conscience. But if someone says to you, “This was offered in sacrifice,” do not eat it on account of the one who called attention to it and on account of conscience; I mean not your own conscience, but the other’s. For why should my freedom be determined by someone else’s conscience? If I partake thankfully, why am I reviled for that over which I give thanks? So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. Avoid giving offense, whether to Jews or Greeks or the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in every way, not seeking my own benefit but that of the many, that they may be saved. (1 Cor 10:25-33)

But during Lent, the Church commemorates the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Before his death, Christ told his disciples:

“So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. 26 The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mt 26:40-41)

To overcome the tests or temptations of the devil, Christ fasted for forty days and forty nights (Mt 4:2) But the disciples were not able to, not even just to pray with Jesus for one hour. So when the trial came and Jesus was arrested, all them fled and Peter even denied Jesus three times. Fasting (not eating a meal) has a function: it strengthens our spirit against temptations. If we could not fast, the second best thing to do is to refrain from eating what we love to eat, and that is meat (you can still eat fish). The Catholic Church is prudent that it prescribes abstinence from meat all Fridays of the year and fasting only during certain days of Lent (only one full meal for the whole day). The money saved by the person from his fasting and abstinence he then gives as alms to beggars or to charitable institutions.

As an aside, even modern culture have realized the value of fasting and abstinence, not for spiritual reasons, but for keeping ourselves healthy: fasting and abstinence from meat removes excess body fat.

About Quirino M. Sugon Jr
Theoretical Physicist in Manila Observatory

19 Responses to Reply to Iglesia ni Cristo: Prohibiting priests to marry and abstinence from meats are doctrines of demons?

  1. Truth says:

    UTOS NG DIOS NA MAGASAWA AT HUWAG MAGHIWALAY

    At sinabi ng lalake, Ito nga’y buto ng aking mga buto at laman ng aking laman: siya’y tatawaging Babae, sapagka’t sa Lalake siya kinuha. Kaya’t iiwan ng lalake ang kaniyang ama at ang kaniyang ina, at makikipisan sa kaniyang asawa: at sila’y magiging isang laman (Genesis 2:23-24).

    At sinabi, Dahil dito’y iiwan ng lalake ang kaniyang ama at ina, at makikisama sa kaniyang asawa; at ang dalawa ay magiging isang laman? Kaya nga hindi na sila dalawa, kundi isang laman. Ang pinapagsama nga ng Dios ay huwag papaghiwalayin ng tao (Mateo 19:5-6).

    Nguni’t kung ikaw ay magasawa, ay hindi nagkakasala; at kung ang isang dalaga ay magasawa, ay hindi siya nagkakasala. Datapuw’t ang mga gayon ay magkakaroon ng kahirapan sa laman: at ibig ko sanang kayo’y iligtas (I Corinto 7:28).

    Ang Tungkulin ng Asawang Lalake

    At siya’y magaasawa sa isang dalagang malinis (Levitico 21:13).

    Ibigay ng lalake sa asawa ang sa kaniya’y nararapat: at gayon din naman ang babae sa asawa (I Corinto 7:3).

    Sapagka’t ang lalake ay pangulo ng kaniyang asawa, gaya naman ni Cristo na pangulo ng Iglesia, na siya rin ang tagapaglisgtas ng katawan. Mga lalake, ibigin ninyo ang inyo-inyong asawa gaya naman ni Cristo na umibig sa Iglesia, at ibinigay ang kaniyang sarili dahil sa kaniya (Efeso 5:23 & 25);

    Ang Tungkulin ng Asawang Babae

    GENESIS 2:18 At sinabi ng Panginoong Dios, Hindi mabuti na ang lalake ay magisa; siya’y ilalalang ko ng isang katuwang niya.

    ROMA 7:3 Kaya nga kung, samantalang nabubuhay ang asawa, siya’y makikisama sa ibang lalake, siya’y tatawaging mangangalunya: datapuwa’t kung mamatay ang asawa, ay laya na siya sa kautusan, ano pa’t siya’y hindi na mangangalunya, bagaman siya’y makisama sa ibang lalake.

    I PEDRO 3:5 Sapagka’t nang unang panahon, ay ganito naman nagsigayak ang mga babaing banal na nagsiasa sa Dios, na pasakop sa kanikaniyang asawa;

    Ang Aral Ng Mga Tao Na Bawal Kumain ng Karne (Panahon ng Simana Santa).

    At sabihin mo sa bayan, Magpakabanal kayo, para sa kinabukasan, at kayo’y magsisikain ng karne: sapagka’t kayo’y nagsisiiyak sa pakinig ng Panginoon, na sinasabi, Sinong magbibigay sa amin ng karne na aming makakain? Sapagka’t maigi kahit nang nasa Egipto: dahil dito bibigyan kayo ng Panginoon ng karne a kakain kayo (Levitico 11:18).

    Pagka palalakihin ng Panginoon mong Dios ang iyong hangganan, gaya ng kaniyang ipinangako sa iyo, at iyong sasabihin, Ako’y kakain ng karne, sapagk’at nasa mong kumain ng karne; ay makakain ka ng karne, ayon sa buong nasa mo (Deuteronomio 12:20).

    Nguni’t hayag na sinasabi ng Espiritu, na sa mga huling panahon ang iba’y magsisitalikod sa pananamapalataya, at mangakikinig sa mga espiritung mapanghikayat at sa mga aral ng mga demonio, Na ipinagbabawal ang pagaasawa, at ipinaguutos na lumayo sa mga lamangkati, na nilalang ng Dios upang tanggapin na may pagpapasalamat ng mga nagsisisampalataya at nangakakaalam ng katotohanan (I Timothy 4:1 & 3).

  2. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    Truth,

    That was a long comment. Here are my thoughts.

    1. The Catholic Church does not forbid marriage. But Christ showed us the higher path to sanctification–that of renouncing marriage for the sake of the kingdom of God (Mt 19:12). This is what priests and nuns do in their vow of chastity. Is this a teaching of demons? No, it is the teaching of Christ. Christ also did not get married. Does this mean he is following the teachings of demons?

    2. God has no other commandment to the Israelites but to obey his voice:

    “In speaking to your fathers on the day I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I gave them no command concerning holocaust or sacrifice. This rather is what I commanded them: Listen to my voice; then I will be your God and you shall be my people. Walk in all the ways that I command you, so that you may prosper. But they obeyed not, nor did they pay heed. They walked in the hardness of their evil hearts and turned their backs, not their faces, to me.” (Jer 7:22-24)

    The Israelites could have contented themselves with manna, the bread from heaven, the prefiguration the True Bread from Heaven, the Word of God Himself, Jesus Christ:

    “Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” So they said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. ” (Jn 6:32-35)

    But the Israelites are not contented with manna; they cried for meat:

    “Would that we had meat for food! We remember the fish we used to eat without cost in Egypt, and the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. But now we are famished; we see nothing before us but this manna.” (Num 11:4-6)

    In his anger, God told Moses:

    “To the people, however, you shall say: Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, when you shall have meat to eat. For in the hearing of the LORD you have cried, ‘Would that we had meat for food! Oh, how well off we were in Egypt!’ Therefore the LORD will give you meat for food, and you will eat it, not for one day, or two days, or five, or ten, or twenty days, but for a whole month-until it comes out of your very nostrils and becomes loathsome to you. For you have spurned the LORD who is in your midst, and in his presence you have wailed, ‘Why did we ever leave Egypt?'” (Num 11: 18-20).

    Notice that God gave the Israelites meat as a punishment for their disobedience–they will eat meat for a month until the smell of the meat comes out of their nostrils and becomes loathsome to them.

    This is the reason why the church recommends the abstinence from meat on all Fridays of the year and during the Lenten season. The Church wants Catholics not to excessively crave for meat like Israelites did. Abstinence is one way of turning to the LORD who is in our midst.

  3. Truth says:

    To Mr. Quirino M. Sugon Jr.

    Tumiwala ka sa Panginoon ng buong puso mo, at huwag kang manalig sa iyong sariling kaunawaan: Kilalanin mo siya sa lahat ng iyong mga lakad, at kaniyang ituturo ang iyong mga landas (Kawikaan 3:5-6).

    Nguni’t hayag na sinasabi ng Espiritu, na sa mga huling panahon ang iba’y magsisitalikod sa pananamapalataya, at mangakikinig sa mga espiritung mapanghikayat at sa mga aral ng mga demonio, Na ipinagbabawal ang pagaasawa, at ipinaguutos na lumayo sa mga lamangkati, na nilalang ng Dios upang tanggapin na may pagpapasalamat ng mga nagsisisampalataya at nangakakalam ng katotohanan (I Timoteo 4:1 & 3).

    ===Ang Aral Ng Mga Taong Nagpapatawag Na Ama Ng Espiritu O Father: Ang Mga Namumunong Pang Relihiyon Bawal Sa Kanila Ang Magasawa.===

    Na may anyo ng kabanalan, datapuwa’t tinanggihan ang kapangyarihan nito: lumayo ka rin naman sa mga ito. Na laging nagsisipagaral, at kalian pa man ay hindi nakararating sa pagkaalam ng katotohanan (II Timoteo 3:5 & 7).

  4. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    Truth,

    Please explain what you wrote in English. In this way, I will know if you really understand what you are copying and pasting from INC writings, so that we can have a fruitful conversation. If you write in Tagalog, I will delete it. Remember that people from other countries are reading my blog. Write in English so that they can follow your arguments.

  5. Truth says:

    To Quirino M. Sugon Jr.

    The world knows that your Father in spirit the authority of your church forbidden not to Mary and also your sisters inside the convent they are not married.

    ===GOD, CHRIST AND THEIR TRUE SERVANTS TEACHED CLEARLY AND SAID====
    DO MARRIED AND DON’T DIBURSED

    The LORD God said: “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him (Genesis 2:18).”
    That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body (Genesis 2:24).
    The priest shall marry a virgin (Levitico 21:13).
    So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate (Mathew 9:6).”
    Consequently, while her husband is alive she will be called an adulteress if she consort (Romans 7:3)
    The husband should fulfill his duty toward his wife, and likewise the wife toward her husband (1 Corinthians 7:3).
    If you marry, however, you do not sin, nor does an unmarried woman sin if she marries; but such people will experience affliction in their earthly life, and I would like to spare you that (1 Corinthians 7:28).
    For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, he himself the savior of the body (Ephesians 5:23).
    Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her (Epheisans 5:25).
    Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the last times some will turn away from the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and demonic instructions through the hypocrisy of liars with branded consciences (1 Timothy 4:1-2).
    For this is also how the holy women who hoped in God once used to adorn themselves and were subordinate to their husbands (1 Peter 3:5).

  6. laycarmelite says:

    “Truth” has never presented anything sufficient. Please prove to us that celibacy of priests and abstinence is a DOCTRINE of the Catholic Church. There is a difference between DOCTRINE and DISCIPLINE!!!. A doctrine cannot be changed while a discipline and rules that can be change. Moreover, 1 Timothy speaks of doctrine and not of discipline. Unless you have proof your assertion is void.

  7. Empty words, copy paste. Typically INC Corporation Style.

  8. Jerel says:

    canon are laws and just like a doctrine right?

    Canon 3: We absolutely forbid priests, deacons, and subdeacons to associate with concubines and women, or to live with women other than such as the Nicene Council (canon 3) for reasons of necessity permitted, namely, the mother, sister, or aunt, or any such person concerning whom no suspicion could arise.
    Canon 21: We absolutely forbid priests, deacons, subdeacons, and monks to have concubines or to contract marriage. We decree in accordance with the definitions of the sacred canons, that marriages already contracted by such persons must be dissolved, and that the persons be condemned to do penance.

    Canon 6: We also decree that those who in the subdiaconate and higher orders have contracted marriage or have concubines, be deprived of their office and ecclesiastical benefice. For since they should be and be called the temple of God, the vessel of the Lord, the abode of the Holy Spirit, it is unbecoming that they indulge in marriage and in impurities.
    Canon 7: Following in the footsteps of our predecessors, the Roman pontiffs Gregory VII, Urban, and Paschal, we command that no one attend the masses of those who are known to have wives or concubines. But that the law of continence and purity, so pleasing to God, may become more general among persons constituted in sacred orders, we decree that bishops, priests, deacons, subdeacons, canons regular, monks, and professed clerics (conversi) who, transgressing the holy precept, have dared to contract marriage, shall be separated. For a union of this kind which has been contracted in violation of the ecclesiastical law, we do not regard as matrimony. Those who have been separated from each other, shall do penance commensurate with such excesses.

  9. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    From Merriam Webster:

    Main Entry: can·on
    Pronunciation: \ˈka-nən\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Latin, ruler, rule, model, standard, from Greek kanōn
    Date: before 12th century

    1 a : a regulation or dogma decreed by a church council b : a provision of canon law
    2 [Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin, from Latin, model] : the most solemn and unvarying part of the Mass including the consecration of the bread and wine
    3 [Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, standard] a : an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture b : the authentic works of a writer c : a sanctioned or accepted group or body of related works
    4 a : an accepted principle or rule b : a criterion or standard of judgment c : a body of principles, rules, standards, or norms
    5 [Late Greek kanōn, from Greek, model] : a contrapuntal musical composition in which each successively entering voice presents the initial theme usually transformed in a strictly consistent way

  10. former catholic says:

    even though what you say,catholic church cannot deny that they forbade priests to marry and eat meat. That is the reason why we reject your doctrine..not only these issue.. but all of catholic doctrines like christmas, Christ-God, many mediator, so called saints, purgatory, et.al are unbiblical…. that’s why we are not catholic anymore….being a catholic is a big mistake! even the word catholic cannot be found in the Bible…….How many times the Catholic failed to defend their doctrine against the Iglesia Ni Cristo since it was re-emerged in the Philippines….it is just clearly proves that Cathloic is of demon and not of God.

  11. former catholic says:

    Can you prove that December 25 is the exact birthday of Christ? What verse of the Bible supports it? You just fool people like us before…..Why did your demonic church do not forbid to eat blood? Genesis 9:1-4 clearly mentioned do not eat blood…. it is better for you to go back to school and think.

  12. former catholic says:

    i am waiting for your response mr. sugon jr. and if you are right why wont you have a formal debate with the Iglesia Ni Cristo in a public place for us to know that you are true? I am so sure that you will be in the long listed catholic priests that blamed themselves why they became a catholic…

  13. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    Former Catholic,

    If Catholics are wrong about the birthday of Christ, when is Christ’s exact birthday according to INC?

  14. If celibacy is a discipline then it is a great discipline. Just as written, it is better for men to stay virgin and single so that they can serve God completely. But if they cannot control their selves, they better marry – and it will not be a sin. Problem occurs when one Catholic priest, do not marry,and burn himself with passion. That is – it is better to listen to a married priest who do not sin, rather than an unmarried priest who is secretly sinning. The purpose of marrying is to keep us away from sinning sexual immorality. Men are naturally prone to temptation – the Bible has warn this:

    Matthew 5:28
    But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

    Hmmm. The date of Christ’s birth is not written in the Bible, same as the words “Roman Catholic”, same as the “Church of Christ”. Anyway – if there are….please share.

    The Lord Jesus Christ come not to condemned or judge people, but He came to heal and save people. Let God’s peace be with you.

    John 12:47 If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.

  15. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    Vic,

    “it is better to listen to a married priest who do not sin, rather than an unmarried priest who is secretly sinning.” It is far better to listen to an unmarried priest who lives a holy life, because like Christ, “they have renounced marriage for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 19:11)

    The date of your birthday is also not written in the Bible. So why should you celebrate your birthday? The important thing is Jesus was born, and this is testified by many witnesses: Mary, Joseph, angels, magi, shepherds, sheep, goats, and cows. If you don’t believe their testimony, you shouldn’t be reading the Bible. In fact, the greatest witness is Mary herself, and she told what she saw to Luke.

    The phrase Amazing Wisdom is also not in the Bible. The Protestant Bible does not have the Book of Wisdom of Solomon.

    Roman Catholic is not in the English Bible, because it is a contraction of the Greek phrase in the Bible:

    Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord. (Acts 9:31)

    ho men oun EKKLESIA KATA HOLOS ho ioudaia kai galilaia kai samareia echo eirene oikodomeo kai poreuomai ho phobos ho kurios kai ho paraklesis ho hagios pneuma plethuno.

  16. Hello Quirino,

    You said: “it is better to listen to a married priest who do not sin, rather than an unmarried priest who is secretly sinning.” It is far better to listen to an unmarried priest who lives a holy life, because like Christ, “they have renounced marriage for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 19:11)

    I said:…… I agree to the both statements. And hope they are followed truthfully.

    You said: “The date of your birthday is also not written in the Bible. So why should you celebrate your birthday? The important thing is Jesus was born, and this is testified by many witnesses: Mary, Joseph, angels, magi, shepherds, sheep, goats, and cows. If you don’t believe their testimony, you shouldn’t be reading the Bible. In fact, the greatest witness is Mary herself, and she told what she saw to Luke.”

    I said:….this is not a correct comparison….why? There is no record of Christ’s date of birth – I have my birth certificate with clear record of my date of birth. The point here is “avoiding uncertainty that causes lie”. We should not fantasize beyond what is written:

    “1 Corinthians 4:6 (New King James Version)
    Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us “not to think beyond what is written”, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other. ”

    You said: The phrase Amazing Wisdom is also not in the Bible.
    I said: Hehehe. AmazingWisdom is the domain name and title of my website. It’s not a name of a church. It a description on how I describe God’s pure and powerful wisdom when I first realized it. I can describe any good title of my site as long as it will honor God. But when it comes to the name of the Church it must be Biblical.

    You said: Roman Catholic is not in the English Bible, because it is a contraction of the Greek phrase in the Bible:

    I said: The Bible tells a a church which is the “Church of God”. You said Roman Catholic term is a CONTRACTION” of the Greek phrase in the Bible. Contraction means – reduction, tightening, narrowing, slimming down according to dictionary. If you reduce or narrow any words in the bible, it may result into different meaning. Are you sure that your translation is accurate?

    Let’s study etymology:
    The word catholic is derived (via Late Latin catholicus and French catholique) from the Greek adjective καθολικός (katholikos), meaning “universal”.[1][2] The word derives from the Greek phrase καθόλο (kath’holou) meaning “on the whole” or “in general” and is a combination of the Greek words κατά meaning “about” and όλος meaning “whole. -wikipedia.com

    Now, is THROUGHOUT the same when you say UNIVERSAL or ON THE WHOLE or IN GENERAL – if we will use them in that particular verse?

    May God’s peace and light be with you.

  17. FerdyRV says:

    All these arguments really boil down to INC’s deletion of Church History. They merely jumped from the Epistles of the New Testament (not getting everything of course) to the “re-emergence” of the church of Christ as claimed by Felix Manalo. Poor Felix Manalo did not fully understand what he was going into. He placed together so many quotations from the Bible that would suit his own interest of putting up a possible “revenue-generating” conglomerate which would place him and his family in a very good financial situation. I have not seen also in the Bible any reference to Manalo as the “Sugo ng Diyos” since he was the only one who claimed it from the very beginning.

    Nobody even dared to challenge the claim. Until now, the leader of the INC are still the Manalos. It just goes to prove that the family business is truly thriving and only for the benefit of those who have that surname.

    The so-called “Theologians” of INC have a myopic view of what the doctrines are and more importantly the liturgy. They should have a thorough review of where they came from and what the true words of Jesus (Whom they have never considered as Divine, poor guys!) as really emanating from the Father.

    Let’s all pray that the Holy Spirit will enlighten their leaders so that they will be able to see the true “Light, the Way, and the Truth” which is in Christ Jesus. They are missing a lot and they could do so much more if only, just only they could go deeper into their faith.

  18. Ayen Sy says:

    FerdyRV,

    Just how much of history do you know? That the doctrine that Christ is God was declared only in 325 AD at the Council of Nicea? That the Holy Spirit was finalized also to be God in the Council of Constantinople only in 381 AD? Why the need for declaration? What was affirmed by these councils was not the originally held beliefs of the Church in the time of Christ and the apostles but the fulfillment of “the Great Apostasy” they forewarned (II Thess. 2:3, TCNT)

    If you believe that God is the three persons of the Trinity but can’t explain how one plus one plus one (or 1 x 3) can be equal to one, saying it is a “mystery” … who then are missing a lot and need enlightenment?

    Your biases against us and our leaders have kept you from seeing the real truth that is in Christ Jesus our Savior and from accepting Him for who and what He really is.

  19. R Yap says:

    1. Priest WERE allowed to marry but due to them having more than one wife the Catholic Church made it what it is now
    2. There’s a verse in the New Testament that goes like “Do not let anyone tell you what not eat” therefore you are allowed to eat anything…no meat as said is a spiritual disciplinary action.
    3. There are verses in the Bible that proves Jesus’ divinity and that he was not createdWhen He prays for his disciples he says “Give me back the glory I had before the world was made”
    “He always had the nature of God although he did not force equality” not being equal was showing example that we must obey God
    “For the full content of divinity lives in Christ in his humanity”

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