A Duggar family scandal? Say it ain’t so! Jessa Duggar’s devout Christian boyfriend, Ben Seewald, is under fire for his lengthy anti-Catholics rant in which he slams Catholics for ‘bending’ the rules of the religion. Yikes.
Jessa Duggar, 21, fell in love with Ben Seewald, 19, on the last season of 19 Kids & Counting. Unfortunately, he is now making headlines for a well thought-out rant that included scripture from the bible, and verbally attacked Catholics — and what he called the “defecation” of the virgin Mary. Click inside to see Ben’s full rant.
Jessa Duggar’s Boyfriend Slams Catholics In Facebook Rant
Aw Ben, this isn’t cool.
The 19-year-old occasional 19 Kids & Counting star is currently being slammed by multiple different outlets because he took it upon himself to tear Catholics a new one on his Facebook page.
Jessa’s beloved boyfriend, and currently the next hopeful in line to marry a Duggar daughter, pissed off so many people with his anti-Catholic statement that he was eventually forced to delete the post he put so much of his own passion into, reports Radar Online.
Here’s what Ben wrote:
I have nothing against individuals who are Catholic. I know a lot of Catholics who are great people. What I DO have a problem with is the teaching that man can merit God’s favor through his own works or the works of other fallen men. Ephesians 2:8-9 is very clear “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
I DO have a problem with the teaching that man can come to God through Mary or any other person besides Jesus. John 14:6: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
I DO have a problem with the defecation of Mary as a sinless being. Mary herself admitted her need for a Savior. (Luke 1:47). If she had no sin, she would need no Savior.
My conscience is captive to the word of God. Where my Catholic friends adhere to God’s Word, I adhere. Where they depart from Scripture, I will in no way support, but will call them out because I love them and desire that they be turned from their deadly errors.
There is no word on what sparked Ben’s rant, but by the looks of that last paragraph it seems as if someone close to him took a wrong turn somewhere and he is just trying to steer them right.
Hopefully this religious scandal does not affect his relationship with Jessa. There is no way to tell, but if you’re a fan of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s you know good and well that they try to keep their family as scandal-free as possible.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — What do you think of Ben’s rant? Do you agree or disagree with what he is saying? Do you think this will affect his relationship with Jessa? Comment below with your thoughts.
— Lauren Cox