What Is Truth? - What Hath The LORD Answered Thee, What Hath The LORD Spoken Unto Thee?
"Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? JESUS answered, Thou sayest that I am a king, To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My Voice. [!] Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth?" John 18:37,38
[What Is Truth? Treatise hyperlink list.]
. Eternally Single 'Fathers'?
Why should I care about whether Roman Catholic priests and nuns are required to take unscriptural vows of celibacy? What does it matter to me? After all don't I have enough to concern myself with over my still being unmarried at 53 years of age after praying for marriage for 31 years?! Why bother with these folks who are not praying for marriage, and may not be living celibately despite their vows.
I abhor how Satan enslaves people and perverts God's Word, and I have always desired that others have the same good and perfect gifts from God that I have desired and needed myself (but which I still suffer for want of), strange but true.
The Roman Catholic Church's insane demand of a celibate priesthood has resulted in attracting sodomites to the priesthood, giving priests a convenient cover for their sodomistic bent, and encouraging sodomy by priests.
Additionally, the Roman Catholic Church's insane demand of a celibate priesthood has led to numbers of priests and especially influential church leaders 'sympathetically' enabling sodomite rapist priests, rather than rooting them out and ridding the church priesthood of such evil beasts.
Furthermore, the Roman Catholic Church is in such a pathetic state that multitudes of parishioners condemnably come to the defense of sodomite rapist priests.
. So very much can be said on this subject, and like the other Roman Catholic heresies, the truth is so obvious in God's Word, but I will share only the following scriptures for brevity's sake.
I Corinthians. 9:1-5
Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. Mine answer to them that do examine me is this, Have we not power to eat and to drink? Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
[The Apostle Paul writes this (I Cor. 9:1-5) of himself, of Barnabas, of the brothers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and Cephas (i.e. Simon Peter, aka the Apostle Peter)!
Dear ones, only a very dedicated liar can make this scripture 'mean' anything other than what it clearly, unmistakably means.]
I Timothy 3:1-16
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
I Timothy 4:1-6
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.
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour; To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
. Dear people, when will you believe the Word of God instead of the fraudulent word of sinful man, how about when the lying word of sinful man diametrically contradicts the holy Word of God? Ignorance of the Word of God is no excuse, but especially not for priests, bishops, cardinals, archbishops, popes, and doctors of theology! And if they are not ignorant of God's Word, what excuse do they claim for preferring corrupt and corrupting doctrines of corrupt and corrupting men over the truth of God?! Interestingly many lifelong Roman Catholics who are journalists...in describing and commenting on the scandal shaking the Roman Catholic church in the USA (i.e., the scandal of the rape of multitudes of children by large numbers of priests and even Bishops, covering many decades, and deliberately covered up, and aided and abetted by priests, Bishops, Archbishops, and Cardinals), have referred to and decried what they describe as arrogance pervading the priesthood and characterizing the upper Roman Catholic hierarchy. Fascinating really, exactly, precisely the same caliber of leaders as dominated the Jewish hierarchy which John the Baptist and Jesus the Christ utterly condemned; but will anyone listen and get it! And what is the response of the Roman Catholic hierarchy under extreme public duress? To call for psycho-therapy, psychology, psychiatry..."forgiveness" and "tolerance" and "understanding" of evil!! There is only one acceptable and reasonable response for Roman Catholics, and that is to finally leave the abominable Roman Catholic church and all of its assorted lies and evils, and to convert to Christianity! and worship God with all of their hearts, minds, strength, and souls.
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What Is Truth? Treatise hyperlink list
Roman Catholic error & wrongs
. Another Gospel!
. Martin Luther & the Reformation
. Marianism: Are you a Christian or a Marian; can you truly be both, or are they mutually exclusive?
. Mary, 'Mother of GOD'!!!, 'Co-Redeemer'!!!
. Peter, Peter....
. Worshipping with Pagans, Heathens, Infidels: The Blind Leading, Following, and Flattering the Blind
. Dunkin' Babies
. Eternally Single 'Fathers'
. Rape of children, especially "Man-boy love"!
. Indulging Caesar, er Rome, er Papa
. When in Rome, Do as the Monkeys Do?, Bow down to Darwin and the Anti-GOD squad
. Papa Says, Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery With Thy Wife! (according to John Paul II)
. Holy Annulment, Vat-Man!
. Holy Monopoly
. Catholic Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites...what the Lord of glory has to say of "holy Rome," and the "holy See"
. Current Holy Idolatry & the Soon-coming Anti-Christ!
. "Catholics Can Always Come Home"
. "The Sanctity of Life," "Pro-Life," "All Life is Sacred" Doctrine, & the anti-Biblical Flaw which fatally undermines it!
. Canonization, Sainthood, & the 'Miracles' required to be ascribed to the 'Sainted' ones, including 'miracles' occurring many hundreds of years or more after the death of the 'Saints'!
Catholic (Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox) error & wrongs
. Don't be conned by Icons, 'holy' relics, & other assorted trappings, contrary to God's Word and true religion
Catholic (Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox) & Protestant Christian error & wrongs
. "TO THE UNKNOWN GOD"
. How Many Apostles Can Fit on the Head of a Pin?
Jewry, Jewish wrongs
. Don't Blame Us, We Didn't Crucify Jesus, The Romans Did!
. Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites...what the Lord of glory has to say of the Jewish hierarchy
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