Peter Was Married!
"And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever." -Matthew 8:14
The Roman Catholic religion foolishly teaches that Peter was never married, and that he was the first Pope. In the first place, Peter is NOT the head of the church, and never was. Jesus Christ is the "Rock" (Greek, "Petra") upon which the New Testament church is build. This is made abundantly clear by Peter himself, in 1st Peter 2:7 ...
"Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner."
Jesus Christ is the cornerstone, the foundation, upon which all Christianity is built. It is blasphemy to teach that a mere sinful man, such as Peter, could be the head of the church. This is typical Catholic brainwashing. The name "Peter" in the Greek means "Petros" (i.e., a small stone or rock); BUT, Jesus is referred to as "petra" (a large rock or mountain) in Matthew 16:18. In the original Greek Jesus said, “Thou art Petros [a little piece of rock], and upon this petra [bedrock] I will build my church.” Clearly, Jesus was NOT speaking about Peter, because Peter was only a small stone.
Furthermore, it is very clear from Matthew 8:14 that Peter was married, "And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever." Did you read that? ... HIS WIFE'S MOTHER! So why does the Catholic church lie about this Biblical truth, denying their priests the God-given gift to marry? The Word of God goes even further on this subject by stating in 1st Timothy 4:1-3...
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; FORBIDDING TO MARY..."
Wow! Not only does the Bible clearly teach us that Peter was married; but it also warns about false prophets who would come to us forbidding marriage. Folks, how much clearer could the Word of God be on this issue? Please don't be an idiot. Did you know that Old Testament priests were REQUIRED to be married? (30-minute Windows Media Audio sermon by Dr. Max D. Younce, pastor).
I plead with you to forsake the Great Whore of Catholicism, who is seducing the masses of the world away from Jesus Christ and from God's Word. Catholicism is a big lie, and can easily be proven a sham, by comparing it's manmade traditions to the precious and incorruptible Word of God.
by David J. Stewart