Was Jesus Married?

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    In another thread this question, "Was Jesus married?" was posted in a longer reply. I think it is an interesting topic. Was he?

    Just because the Bible does not say he was married does not mean he was not married. These are those who say that he must have been married. To be a man in that society and to be taken seriously as a teacher a person, rabbi, [teacher] had to have been married and that he was married to Mary Magdalene.

    I really do not know if he was married or not and whether he was or was not is not of importance to me.

    Here is a link to an interesting article on this issue?

    http://209.85.215.104/search?q=cache:fysPOXfn_b8J:www.markdroberts.com/htmfiles/resources/jesusmarried.htm+jesus+married&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us
     
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    According to the Mormons He was.

    I don't think so. Surely there would have been some mention of it in Scripture if He was.

    What do you think, Crabtownboy?
     
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    Interesting enough this does nto surprise me about you.
     
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    I was actually just talking to a friend about this the other day and him and I have come to the consencus that yes he was married it just doesnt mention it. And yes he was married to Mary Magdalene makes sense but then again like we both discussed this is one of those questions we will never know the answer to because it isnt in the bible (surprise! surprise!) we are just gonna have to draw our own conclusion like with so many other things that arent in the word either.
     
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    Is that supposed to be a reply that adds to the discussion? Do you believe Jesus was married? If so, why? If not, why?

    Did you read the article?
     
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    Christ wasn't married...His bride is the Church.

    If Christ had been the shock of Mary cleaning His feet in Luke 7 wouldn't have existed. Besides the NT is clear on the disciples that were married in various places, Christ isn't mentioned. Additionally, when given opportunities to speak about marriage Christ never mentions a bride for Himself.

    Finally, while Christ's disciples called Him "rabbi" and others might have in passing, it is clear He did not enjoy rabbinic status from the Jewish religious leaders. Too often His actions, which would have been fine for an actual rabbi, caused trouble. It is probably more a term of endearment than official title. (Sort of like how many ministers want to be called "Dr" even though have no earned terminal degree.) :)
     
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    Thanks for a good rational reply. Yes, it is a question we will have to wait until we get to heaven to find the answser. There are references in early writings that were not included in the canon that says Jesus was married.

    I do not know why the idea of Jesus being married brings such negativity from some circles of Christians.
     
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    I don't need to read the article. There have been a great many nuts who ask this question. Why should I read another one. This thread doesn't deserve discussion and such questions are immature and ridiculous. I'm surprised this thread is allowed to take place.
     
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    When we come to conclusion we must take biblcial evidences ito consideration. Your conclusion does not. The bible says Jesus already has a bride, a wife, the church. He would be an adulter if He was married to a woman.
    You get your doctrines from too many worldly and false teachers.
     
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    Have you no intellectual curiosity?

    Why is the thread ridiculous?

    What makes you think that Jesus was not married?

    Why would it be a threat to you if he were?
     
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    I'm curious as the meaning if your words "surprise, surprise!" after mentioning that something isn't in the Bible. What was your purpose or reasoning behind this?
     
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    MY reasoning behind this is to mean there are so many things that we as followers go through on a daily basis that arent in the word and so its kind of like you have to fend for yourself and hope you make the right choice. This whole marriage thing with Jesus isnt in the word maybe to make us draw our own conclusion I dont know but it isnt there. Thats what I mean surprise! surprise!
     
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    Really now, the Bible tells us about parents, brothers and sisters, do you really think it would leave out something as important as a wife????

    Not a chance.

    The Bride of Christ is the Church, period. Like Donna said anything else would leave Christ as an adulterer. :eek:

    But here's best evidence I can offer. Christ took saw to Him mother's care and yet no mention is made of the care of a wife? Before anyone says "well his next oldest brother would have cared for his wife" think about it. That same brother(Judah?) would have cared for Mary! Jesus saw fit to give that care to someone else. Would he have not so cared for a wife and would that not be mentioned somewhere in the Cannon of scripture?
     
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    I agree that the church is the bride of Christ. If He had an earthy bride, how would that affect the picture of us coming as a spotless bride? What would that say about our Bridegroom?

    Paul talked about the divided loyalty a married person has. They want to be about the things of God but they also have a responsibility to their spouse. Christ came for a purpose and a wife would have distracted Him from that purpose.

    Another thought is the looking back at the sacrifice. All of the sacrifices were young unblemished animals. They were animals that would have not had any young and most likely were kept away from being bred (because by nature, breeding can cause injury and the animal had to be without blemish). Jesus was the spotless Lamb of God. I don't see how He could have been married.
     
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    No, Jesus was not married. The question borders on blasphemy and breeds heresy and corruption.
     
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    Excellent points from both posts. :godisgood:
     
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    Would you elaborate on that for me? I would appreciate it if you would.
     
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    This is the type of thnking that borders on heresy that is a result of pseudo-intellectualism or hyper-intellectualism. Nothing intellectual about it.
     
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    Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. (Proverbs 26:4)

    Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. (Proverbs 26:5)

    But foolish and unlearned questions avoid,
    knowing that they do gender strifes. (2 Timothy 2:23)

    If you properly study the Word of God, you would know that such questions (Was Jesus Married?) are foolish questions...and we are not to ask them.

    I agree with Revmitchell and Cutter...such questions are ridiculous, immature, and border on blasphemy.
     
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    The DaVinci code rears it's ugly head again.

    Please.
     

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