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You ought anxiously to consider again and again what sort of a burden this is which you are taking upon you of your own accord. You may still, if you choose, turn to the aims and desires of the world (licet vobis pro artitrio ad caecularia vota transire).
Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) With "ex-gay" ministries falling out of favor -- even by their biggest proponents -- many Christians are encouraging gays and lesbians to adopt a life of celibacy instead, without ever trying to change their sexual orientation.
Celibacy is the renunciation of marriage implicitly or explicitly made, for the more perfect observance of chastity, by all those who receive the Sacrament of Orders in any of the higher grades.
Sex within marriage between one man and one woman or celibate singleness—these are the only two options for Christians.
Although the Bible does speak of celibacy as a gift, it is not listed with the spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12; Roman 12).
Paul for looking upon virginity as the higher call, and by inference, as the condition befitting those who are set apart for the work of the ministry.