Wednesday, February 1, 2017
This old Roman Catholic doctrine/tradition/rite was brought back by Pope Paul VI in 1970. It is another one of those unbiblical ideas where Rome seeks to deny people the right to marry.
The following information is from an old article on MSNBC internet news, which I had printed out and put in my file on Roman Catholicism. I think people should know about such unbiblical Catholic nonsense of declaring oneself as a perpetual virgin for Christ.
Because the article says This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed, I am just going to give some basic information/quotes and you can read the story at the linked site.
To begin with, the ritual is supposedly one of the oldest rituals of the RCC and can be performed only by a bishop. It is supposedly a “mystical marriage” to Christ and includes wearing a wedding dress and a “wedding ring.”
To show just how deceived these women are with RCC teachings, the woman interviewed in the article said, "It is a good and holy thing to want to be in a virginal state.”
Where does she find this in the Bible? Throughout Scripture it is marriage which is considered sacred (Heb. 13:4, e.g.). Chastity is right and moral for those who are unmarried, but to hold one’s virginity as something holy, and to suggest that one can marry Christ (even just “mystically”) is rank nonsense from a wild imagination, let alone downright blasphemous.
This teaching and ritual is just another example of how far the Roman Catholic Church has strayed from the teachings of Christ.
(Google “Consecrated Virgin and look at all the photos of the “brides” — so very sad.)