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Do both of these quotes say one should prefer celibacy to marriage? The short answer is: no Notice in Matt 19:11-12 Jesus begins by saying "Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given" and he concludes "The one who can accept this should accept it." clearly then he is speaking about a particular class of people. Paul is ...


Paul's deep roots in the Jewish traditions and religious customs is shining through in these verses. How can anyone take the communion in a worthy manner? No one is worthy to receive the gift that Jesus died to give us. When Jesus walked the earth, he gave to the most unworthy. He did not require any sort of ceremonial cleansing. It is not necessary to do ...

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