Celibacy then becomes an individual's choice as Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 7: 27-35.
What do the ministers of the Almighty God (Christ, the prophets and the apostles) teach about the subject of celibacy? In one of Paul's letters to Timothy, he writes, "Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that it the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it is received with thanksgiving."
1 Timothy 4:1-4
Heeding seducing spirits and doctrines of devils that forbid individuals to marry and command them not to eat meat. Did "our minister" Paul say all meat is to be received with thanksgiving? For years the Catholic church forbade their followers to eat meat on Friday. Fish became the Friday fare. Can the Pope make changes or is the true recipe for change written in the scriptures? Peter writes, "Knowing this first that no prophecy of the scripture is open to private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." 1 Peter 1: 20 & 21 Sticking with the teachings of those chosen (Christ, the apostles and the prophets) to deliver our Creator's message, makes more sense than trusting in the decisions/changes/teaching of Popes, who for centuries, have shown little regard to The Almighty God's precepts. One of the wisest men, Solomon, wrote in Proverb's 1: 23, "Turn you at my reproof and I will pour my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you."