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A 500 year tradition

Posted by Eldad on 2012-04-22 09:39:58, Sunday
In reply to Re: The biblical view - IMNSHO! posted by Blackstone on 2012-04-22 02:34:17, Sunday

Whilst I would accept that Augustine and others got their knickers in a serious twist on the issue of sexuality, and as a result polluted the Catholic church's teaching on the matter, this is an area where the 16th century Protestant reformers restored the church to a far healthier place; Luther's decision to abandon his monastic vows and marry 'his Kate' is merely the most visible statement of this. As a someone who's strongly Protestant by background, I have no concern about the traditions of the church when they are demonstrably wrong by the standards of scripture - as they so often are in this area. The fact that the view of the early church is so easily visible in the New Testament and coheres with Judaism, apart from an encouragement to celibacy for the sake of serving God, leaves me confident that this is the true 'tradition' - what the church should be passing on.

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