New evidence that Jesus was married-do you believe this?
An ancient scroll was uncovered recently that was translated as Jesus referencing, "my wife" and that she would be one of his disciples. What are your thoughts that Jesus was married?
I am still waiting to find out if the document is indeed authentic. I am skeptical because the academic world has been fooled before.
Thanks for your comment, SkeetyD Good point
No. While on the cross Jesus spoke only of His mother (John 19:26-27). Besides, there is no Scriptural basis for such a thought. It is best to believe only what God has given us in His Word and always ignore whatever attempts to add or take away from it.
Thank you jamesrk for commenting.
Yes, this warning is on the last page of the Bible, to not add to or take away from the Bible.
There is no mention of Him being married in Scripture and plenty of evidence there that He was not married. If He was married, it would have happened prior to His crucifixion, as He assended and left earth after that. It would only be possible if the rest of Scripture, including His death, burial, ressurection and assension, were ignored as untrue.
Given the peculiar way that our canon was cobbled together at random, I'm not certain how much we will ever truly know about the man they call Christ. I'm less inclined to doubt that he was married than that there's evidence in either direction.
True, Lit, but remember this. God is able to create and sustain a universe, so surely He is able to sustain His word regardless. He would not give us a stone when we seek bread.
Thanks literatelibran, for offering your thoughts here.
No way, as it is not written in the Holy Bible, God's Word, the Truth.
Hi Faith-thanks for stopping by and adding your thoughts and beliefs to the group. It appears that most everyone is feeling much the same way. I just saw an additional piece about this subject and it is questionable.
I have come across the idea first in the best selling fiction The Vinchi Code, by Dane Brown. Though a thriller novel, I sometimes felt that the story regarding Lady McDonnell to be the actual holy grail being the wife of Jesus Christ seem to be true. However as there is no hints of it in the gospels we can neither believe it nor can we ignore our interest to unearth the fact.
Hi Atiquemr9-DaVinci code was actually mentioned in the second (ABC World news) piece that I heard. It's fascinating-a scroll of papyus(sp?) paper was found with the words 'my wife' translated. You can prob google it, (authenticated/scholars).
"Introducing Gnosticism: Understanding the Worldview Behind The DaVinci Code - Part 1/8"
Michael Heiser, PhD.
That should set you straight.
Thanks for stopping by Ceegen to add your info here.
Thansk Ceegan for sharing that link. Yes, it should set one straight.
If Jesus had a wife on earth, why does the bible say He is coming back for His bride: "prepared as a bride adorned for her husband" (Rev 21:2)? That makes Him sound like an adulterer. We are to believe the spirit, the letter killeth. (2Co 3:6)
I am a Christian and can say that I personally don't see why it matters. I suppose some people think that it might effect his (Christ's) divinity if he had married a mere human, but it just doesn't bother me. It wouldn't change anything he taught, and it wouldn't go against any of the laws he himself followed and claimed to be maintaining.
As for Scripture being God's word, some take this to be more literal than others. The 10 commandments are said to be literally written down as dictated by God, but you can't really make that claim for the New Testament. There's nothing damaging in admitting that the Gospels were brought together by humans based on oral history. It doesn't make the lessons or stories any less powerful. Maybe the scriptures don't mention that Jesus was married because the writers didn't think it was relevant! Maybe those references were purposefully taken out. Maybe he wasn't married. What does it really change?
Thanks for adding your opinion here. Good points!
I think its extremely possible he could have been married!! If Jesus could be crucified and tortured for us, why is it not possible that GOD also let him feel passion and love thru being married? (Since at that time it was very much frowned upon to feel it without being married! ) So I would have to answer yes, I very much believe this.
Interesting views, Mindy, thoughts to ponder... Thanks for commenting.
Absolutely not. If there had been a wife, it would be reasonable to assume that she would had been at the crucifixion, when Jesus arose and would had been visited by Jesus when he visited the disciples. She is not mentioned as being at the wedding feat where Jesus turned the water into wine. Simply stated, there is no evidence to support such a claim.
Thanks for your response, Larry.
unless it was Mary M as common fantasy likes to believe
It is thought that he was married to Mary Magdalene, and she was at the crucifixion. She stayed with him when all others abandoned him, she was at his tomb and was the first to see Jesus after his resurrection.
Maybe! And it's not a big deal actually to find Jesus a married man. After all, I don't believe he's the son of god. He was just an ordinary man who wanted to change the world for the better...just like any revolutionary figures in history who found injustices, suffering and cruelty improper and decided to do something about it.
Hi Astralrose. Thanks for sharing your views here.
I think it's entirely possible, but it doesn't change the message one bit.
Jesus asked others to leave their former lives and to follow him, and some were unwilling to leave their wives or their fortunes.
At the marriage at Cana, Jesus said to his mother, "why do you involve me? My hour has not yet come." Was he referring to his own marriage? The marriage to the church? Typically the bridegroom is the one responsible for the wine, so why does his mother ask Jesus about this? Is he telling her that he is not the bridegroom?
But at this point, Jesus is in his late 20s or early 30s. He should already have been married, if he was ever to be. Was Mary Magdalene his wife, as some suspect? If he left her to fulfill his destiny, she might have grown lonely, thus her adultery.
Whatever the truth on this issue of marriage, it distracts from the real issue: spiritual salvation -- the great awakening from the darkness of attachment to physical continuity, to the freedom we once enjoyed, dependent upon the Heavenly Father (the source of light, or infinite awareness) for our ability to see.
Very good point, re: the last paragraph. Thanks for commenting.
"The uncensored truth about “The True Jesus and the True Mary Magdalene” is a wonderfilled adventure story of a man who descended from the level of God’s Awareness to help humanity. The man people call Jesus did not descend alone down to the 3rd dimensional level of human physical bodies." These are the opening words of a new website. Says about Mary Magdalene, being the Love of God
I believe that everytime Jesus used the phrase bridgeroom that he was not referring to a ship, but was actually using a dead metaphor referring to the bride and groom. In one mentioning he says that when the bridgeroom has left his followers then they will have to fast as he fasted for 40 days in the wilderness to prove themselves. This mentioning, as vague as it may be, is clearly a metaphor of some kind- and he may have picked it up from sailors of Galilee. It may refer to how a family is much like a ship.
I believe that Jesus used this dead metaphor because he was married and he wanted his followers to fast as he did after his departure from this world so that they too may fulfill objectives of Christ, such as world peace and salvation.
Where in that manipulated Bible did Jesus ever mention world peace? He told us that he came tomake brother against father, mother against daughter and such.
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