Finally, it was Jesus Himself in His teachings and
those of the apostle
balance was created in the importance to the roles of marriage
and non marriage, to sex within marriage and sexual
celibacy/virginity within or without marriage. Jesus,
the Evangelists and
Paul would see the advantages of all states of life
within the Church,
not just marriage.
The primary example of
celibacy/virginity is clearly the lifestyle
example of Jesus
himself. The practice is further
sanctioned by the New Testament.
Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so;
some, because they were made so by others; some, because they have renounced
marriage for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.
vocations within the New Testament Church