The Next Great Priestly Scandal: Priests Who Have Fathered Illegitimate Children

In the fourth place, the argument that “Similarly, cases of abandonment of the matrimonial union and from the children do not take away from the ever-present value of Christian marriage”, is in fact not a valid argument, since these are not similar.  Yes, some men abandon their wives and children, yet this does not alter the value of marriage; but to make a comparison between that, and men breaking their vow of celibacy, is to compare apples with oranges.  Voluntary marriage is ordained of God (1 Cor. 7:7-9,27-28,36), as is voluntary celibacy (Matt. 19:10-12; 1 Cor. 7:7); but compulsory celibacy is not – it is a doctrine of devils (1 Tim. 4:1-3).  Furthermore, the Bible says that one purpose of marriage is, precisely, to avoid fornication (1 Cor. 7:2,9); but no such purpose, nor any purpose at all in fact, is ever attached in Scripture to enforced celibacy.  And also, true ministers of the Gospel are free to marry if they wish, and Peter was one of them (1 Cor. 9:4,5); yet Rome’s priests are never free to marry, even though they (falsely) claim Peter as their first pope!

When husbands abandon their marriages, they sin against the commandment of God; but when Romish priests abandon enforced celibacy, they abandon a devil-inspired, man-enforced commandment.  Their sin lies not in abandoning priestly celibacy, but in fathering children out of wedlock.  They should indeed abandon the concept of enforced celibacy, but they should then enter into legitimate wedlock before fathering children.

What a devilish religion this is, which calls men “fathers” contrary to Scripture (Matt. 23:9), yet forbids them from becoming legitimate fathers in accordance with Scripture!

This scandal of priests fathering illegitimate children is going to be exposed more and more as the years go by.  It has occurred for centuries, but never before has it been so difficult to hush up than it is now.

June 2019

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