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Some Roman Catholics Are Misquoting These Verses From Jeremiah to Condemn Pastors

First, take note of the word "some" since in due fairness, some Roman Catholics I know haven't misused these verses for their sensationalist activities and are more or less professional in defending their false doctrine. Now let's take a look at these verses that were cherry picked from Jeremiah which Roman Catholic fanatics tend to use to justify their attack against born again Christianity. I don't deny that there are pastors who indeed deserve to be exposed as fakes but Roman Catholic fanatics tend to do their usual double standard ofexposing the pastors who sin with sensationalism but hide any the dirty history of the Vatican as much as they could.

Now let's take a look at the verses and the meaning in context. Funny that some Roman Catholics are now quoting from the Authorized Version of 1611 to suit their needs when I find most of them hate it. The Roman Catholic Good News Translation says rulers not pastors. Pastor is a synonym for shepherd and when these Roman Catholics call their priests their shepherds, aren't they also calling the priests their pastors? While I don't really use the Catholic translations of the Bible for my nourishment needs since I personally stick to the King James Bible for my spiritual nourishment. I'd like to take the verses in context and since they're now using the King James (which the Vatican is now trying to claim they gave it to us) I'd like to talk from the King James right now.

It's time to talk in context. I find it funny that they should even quote from Jeremiah 10 which warns against graven images for worship. I wonder do they even understand what they're doing is already idolatry? They can go ahead and use the Ark of the Covenant argument but the Ark wasn't even put for public display. The Roman Catholic use of images for worship carries the same logic that pagans use, "We don't worship the image but the one portrayed by the image." Also, what's important is that in Jeremiah 12:10 from the Good News calls the pastors as "foreign rulers". Jeremiah 22:22 in the Good News uses the word "leaders" instead of pastors. Jeremiah 23:1-2 uses the word leaders yet again. Hmmm are they just using the King James for convenience? Good expositors such as John Gill and Charles Spurgeon knew these words but most Roman Catholics are too lazy to take Scriptures into context! The same passages also condemn the false prophets that continue to prophesy lies just like today.

What's so funny is that do they even read Jeremiah 5:31? The Roman Catholic Good News Translation even condemns the PRIESTS saying,"Prophets speak nothing but lies; priests rule as the prophets command, and my people offer no objections. But what will they do when it all comes to an end?" Now for one, this was the Old Testament under the priesthood from the line of Aaron. It's annoying how Roman Catholic apologists quote from the Old Testament to justify their priesthood yet try to justify the priestly celibacy. The Bible doesn't even order priests to remain single otherwise how can Aaron's family be a family of priests? Aaron the first high priest was succeeded by Eleazar. As for 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 it doesn't justify priestly celibacy at all. The same verse they misapplied also requires people to marry than burn in passion. Still, they stubbornly misapply that verse to justify their doctrine of mandatory celibacy.

As for those misusing the word "pastor" for their convenience then here's what God promised in Jeremiah. Jeremiah 3:15 in the King James version says,"And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." While the Good News still uses rulers, other translations use the word shepherds and rulers. God condemned not pastors in general but those crooked pastors in particular. God promised to replace the pastors who were wicked with pastors after His own heart. God condemned the crooked pastors yesterday and He has been doing it until today. 

What should be made important to know is all about Jeremiah as well. Jeremiah is the son of Hilkiah one of the PRIESTS. To even misuse and misrepresent Jeremiah to mandate priestly celibacy is plain stupid and deceptive. Jeremiah is the son of Hilkiah one of the priests. The whole priesthood of the Old Testament was perpetuated by the priests marrying virgins (Leviticus 21:13-14) and these verses are still there in the Good News Translation. They might as well protest to God using 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 and they're going to be in for a big surprise. The Old Testament priesthood also required them to be Levites and sons of Aaron. None of the Roman Catholic priests even meet that requirement, they have robes and miters but where are the rest of the vestments required? It's a very incomplete attire and God requires complete attires. But as said, the Old Testament priesthood got abolished. The curtain was ripped open and the Holy of Holies was now accessible but Roman Catholicism decides to stitch the curtain back up.

Did they also miss Jeremiah 2:8 which says, "The priests said not, Where is the LORD? And they that handle the Law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against Me, and the prophets prophesied by Baala nd walked after things that do not profit." After using all those verses to condemn the pastorhood why did they suddenly leave that out? It's cherry picking from the Scriptures and cults just love to do that. 

Ephesians 4:11 in the Good News also says,"It was He who gave gifts to people; He appointed some to be apostles, others to be prophets, others to be evangelists, others to be pastors and teachers." So even the Roman Catholic translation admits that God gave apostles, prophets, evangelists and PASTORS for the New Testament. 1 Peter 2:9 of the Good News even declares that all believers are part of this priesthood saying,"But you are the chosen race, the King's priests, the holy nation, God's own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of darkness into His own marvelous light."