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WILMINGTON, NC, December 20, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In a recent article on the National Catholic Reporter site by Thomas Reese entitled, "Pope to gay priests: Be celibate or get out," Pope Francis said to gay priests what he also has said to heterosexual priests - observe celibacy or get out. Here he is not only addressing gay priests, but all priests. Author Dan Corner does not believe the real issue is being addressed. He had this to say:
"For Pope Francis to address gay priests the way he does isn't going to address the root problem, the spiritual one, that exists among so many Catholic priests worldwide. All homosexuals – Catholic priests or otherwise – need to be freed and forgiven from their sin addictions, which happens at true salvation (Jn. 8:34-36; Rom. 6:16-18; 6:22; Rev. 1:5; etc.). To be freed from his sin addictions a homosexual, alcoholic, thief, swindler and the like must sincerely and humbly repent and submissively commit to follow Jesus, as shown throughout scripture (Lk. 9:23; Acts 20:21; 26:17,18; 26:20; 2 Pet. 3:9; etc.).
"There is certain and absolute forgiveness and liberation from sin's slavery for the repentant unrighteous through Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. 6:9-11 is especially very clear on that salvation truth. The seriousness of ignoring or rejecting God's truth is shown in scripture: 'In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.' (Jude 1:7).
"Also, there is absolutely no scriptural need for a true spiritual leader to be celibate. The Apostle Peter himself was a married man (Mt. 8:14), as were other chief servants of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 9:5). In fact, spiritual leaders are to be husbands of one wife (1 Tim. 3:2; 3:12; Titus 1:6). It is doctrines of demons, which forbid marriage and to abstain from certain foods (1 Tim. 4:1-3).
Dan Corner is the author of a number of books including 'The Believer's Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted', 'The Myth of Eternal Security' and 'Is this the Mary of the Bible?'. He also provides a massive amount of information on his websites.
Dan Corner is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 724-632-3210. His books are available at his website: https://www.evangelicaloutreach.org.
After graduating from college, Dan Corner got saved by reading the Bible. For over four decades, he has diligently served the Lord Jesus. Dan Corner's pastoral, apologetic, counter cult and street evangelism experiences have equipped him to contend for the faith and win souls to Jesus from many backgrounds.
He is an ordained minister who pastored for almost seven years and has authored hundreds of Christian articles, answered thousands of emails and letters and has written several books of vital importance in our day.
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