It is not uncommon to read reports of priests’ involvement in sexual sin. It sometimes also occurs with others. Why is this so much more prevalent among Catholic priests than among other church leaders? The cure is found when the cause is discovered. As the old farmer once said, “Kill the spider so his cobweb will disappear!”
All Bibles say, “Let marriage be held in honor with all and the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterers” (Heb 13:4). The original Greek word translated marriage bed is “coitus” (sex). I Cor 7:2 says: “For fear of fornication, let every man have his own wife.” Church leaders (bishops, elders) “must be the husband of one wife” (I Tim 3:2-4). The Catholic dilemma is that the church’s laws are against their Bible (all Bibles). Both cannot be right. Jesus warned against man-made religious laws (Mk 7:6-9). We will be judged by the Scriptures, not by church laws that “make void the word of God.” We must learn and “speak the very words of God” (I Peter 4:11).