Talk:Evangelical counsels

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Catholic Viewpoint?[edit]

This article appears to me to be presenting the Catholic theology regarding particular teachings of Jesus. This is evidenced by two of the three references being explicitly Catholic sources. I question whether this should be made clearer, or even whether this page would be better placed in the category of articles related to Catholicism. Matt73 (talk) 05:40, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Other views should be added, citing Wikipedia:Reliable sources of course, as always. (talk) 18:19, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

-furthermore... "The Catholic Church interprets this to mean that they are not binding upon all..." is a false statement. True, there is no requirement for a serious vow of poverty, or obedience to a specific spiritual director, or celibacy (lifelong (or from then on) virginity), as is the case for those with a vocation to the consecrated/official/ordained religious life (nuns and priests, etc.). However, there is still a universal requirement which is binding for all to care/charity for the poor, obedience to the moral catechesis of the Church and to God and His commands, and chastity (not the same as celibacy; you can have chastity while maintaining sexual relations with a spouse). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:58, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

All Christians?[edit]

Cutting this on the obvious ground that, no, not all Christians are called to the single life and to poverty. And the obedience involved is above and beyond that which is required to the Church.

Not only those wishing to dedicate their life to God in the consecrated life, but every one of Jesus's followers is invited to observe chastity, poverty and obedience, since he exhorted all to "be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (cf. Matthew 5:48). (talk) 03:20, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Are there any Wikipedia:Reliable sources that claim all Christians should observe the evangelical counsels? If so, they should be added to the article. Otherwise, wikipedia policy is NOR. (talk) 18:22, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

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