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Quote from The Book of Concord:  The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, The Apology, Art. XXVII, Monastic Vows:  Emphasis added

In monastic vows chastity is promised. We have said above, however, concerning the marriage of priests, that the law of nature [or of God] in men cannot be removed by vows or enactments. And as all do not have the gift of continence, many because of weakness are unsuccessfully continent. Neither, indeed, can any vows or any enactments abolish the command of the Holy Ghost, 1 Cor. 7:2: To avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife. Therefore this vow is not lawful in those who do not have the gift of continence, but who are polluted on account of weakness,  Concerning this entire topic enough has been said above, in regard to which indeed it is strange, since the dangers and scandals are occurring before men’s eyes, that the adversaries still defend their traditions contrary to the manifest command of God. Neither does the voice of Christ move them, who chides the Pharisees, Matt. 23:13f , who had made traditions contrary to God’s command.

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We will not be judged by civil law, but by God's Law | "God makes final rulings, not the Supreme Court" (from a bumper sticker) | image tagged in judgement | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

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