And I will explain that Catholics are not breaking biblical laws.Genuine question to OP. I say this as an ex Catholic. If you could answer this in a way which resonates with me, then you will not have wasted your time responding to this post. As of now I believe "reading the Bible" and following it/ a Pastor Anderson type interpretation is most correct
The dilemma is why do Catholics outright choose to break so Biblical laws?
First of all, clerical celibacy is not dogma but a disciplinary rule in the Latin Rite. The Eastern Rite Catholics which are in communion with the Pope allow for married men to become clergy.- The Bible says bishops SHOULD marry, with the logic being if a man cant rule his own household, how can he rule the house of God? The Catholic church insists they shouldnt and should remain celibate.
Second Titus 1:6 is saying that married priests should be married to only 1 wife. It does not forbid celibacy, as the Apostle Paul never married.
You have taken Matthew 23:9 out of context. Here is a Catholic refutation to your claim. https://www.catholic.com/tract/call-no-man-father- The Bible says "call no man your father apart from your Father in heaven", and you guys insist on calling priests "father"
Another verse taken out of context. https://www.catholic.com/tract/do-catholics-worship-statues- The Bible explicitly says not to bow to statues nor pray to them, yet you fill your churches with statues and pray to them
- The Bible says not to engage in repetitive prayer, yet all prayer in Catholic churches is just regurgitation and repetition
I pray that my response will help you come to your senses and repent of your heresy. Remember that the Bible says that Jesus told Peter that he is the rock upon which the church will be built and gave him the keys of heaven.
As Fagatron said, the Catholic Church is much more ancient and closer to the original source than Protestants. Many Protestants believe in unbiblical nonsense such as a pre-tribulation rapture which was taught in the 1800s.
The pastor you mentioned Steven Anderson is a wicked false teacher who foolishly believes that a bible translation from 1611 is the true bible and he preaches hatred against homosexuals violating Christ’s command to love the sinner but hate the sin.