Was Jesus Married?

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  1. Martin

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    Was Jesus Married?
    All the available evidence points to an answer of "no."

    By Darrell L. Bock (Prof. at Dallas Theological Seminary)

    It has long been believed that Jesus was single. Every detail of Scripture indicates this. When he was in ministry, there is no mention of a wife. When he was tried and crucified, there is no mention of his having a wife. After his death, there is no mention of a wife. Whenever Jesus' family is referred to, it is his brothers and sisters who are mentioned, but never a wife. Nor is there any indication that he was widowed.

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  2. ChristineES

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    I don't believe he was was married. I think there would have mention of it if he had been, just like his brothers, sisters, and mother were mentioned.
     
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    Not married.
     
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    God was married, why not Jesus??

    Jer 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you:

    Mt 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

    Ro 7:1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

    2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

    4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

    Joh 3:29 He that hath the bride (church) is the bridegroom: (Jesus)

    Mr 2:19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

    20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

    Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

    Those "IDIOTS" on TV don't understand the "Spiritual".
     
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    Maybe He couldn't find one that met His standards! lol :D
     
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    Or He seen what happened to Adam!
     
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    WHY POST TRASH LIKE THIS ON A CHRISTIAN FORUM?
     
  8. Aaron

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    Jesus will marry the church, and He will make us "up to His standards." He did not come to build an earthly kingdom or family, but an heavenly one.
     
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    Many have argued that Jesus was married as a young man but that His wife had died before He began His public ministry. There is nothing in the Bible that suggests that this was not the case. His having been married would be totally irrelevant to His message and ministry and there is no reason to believe that if He had been married there would be any mention of that fact in Bible.

    Others have argued that Jesus was still married during his years of public ministry. This seems less likely to me than the possibility that he was a widower.

    The arguments that he was married, and that his marriage was common knowledge in his day, are a follows:

    • Jewish marriages in the first century were arranged by the parents, and the parents (Luke 2:41) of Jesus conformed very closely to Jewish customs and practices.

    • Regarding the parents (Luke 2:41) of Jesus, Luke 2:51 says that Jesus was “subject unto them” and one would expect that to include getting married to the wife arranged by them.

    • Jesus apparently lived the normal life of a young Jewish man prior to His public ministry and normal life would have included marriage.

    • For a 1st century Jewish man not to marry was very uncommon and VERY strongly looked down upon.

    • Had Jesus not been married, we would expect to find in the New Testament His being very strongly reproached for being a bachelor.

    • It seems very unlikely to some that Jesus could have been looked up to as a teacher if he was not, or had not been, married, for that would have been almost (if not completely) unheard of in the 1st century Jewish culture.

    For a detailed study regarding the possibility that Jesus was married, see the following:

    Phipps, William E. Was Jesus Married? New York: Harper & Row, 1970.

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    Craig

    If Jesus was married then Pauls words seem like slander on his Lord.

    But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord—how he may please the Lord. 33 But he who is married cares about the things of the world—how he may please his wife.
    1 Corinthians 7:32-33

    Did Jesus care about things of the world how He may please His wife.

    If Jesus was obligated to be married and taught that, how did Paul come to his beliefs on marrage.


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    I think it is important that we have an answer ready for this question with the DaVinci movie coming out. I have already been asked this question by a coworker after he read the book. If you have a good answer to this question it heads off several questions raised in the book.

    By the way this theology of Jesus being married plays right into the hands of the Mormons who have always said Jesus was married, and also God (to a woman god). As you probably know it is part of LDS belief that being married in the temple is part of their plan of salvation.
     
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    It makes me ill that people say Jesus was married. That would mean the Creator had sex with his creation. The worst kind of incest imaginable. :eek: YUCK!
     
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    We must remember that Jesus was a man or just as human as we are.But yet divine. Surely, he knew the feeling of human emotions and passion, just as we. But Jesus served a HIGHER calling then just being a carpenter, and wishing to take a wife and having a family. He COULD have done this, if he wished, but he didn't. He came to earth to do his Father's will and to save sinners. This was the PURPOSE of Jesus' life and ministry.

    So his mind, his heart and purpose for living was ONLY to do the Father's will and NOT his own. To claim Jesus was married to anyone doesn't fit logically. Because when Jesus was hanging and dying on the cross, the gospel accounts make no mention of his wife being present at all. Surely if Jesus had been married, his wife would have been present at the cross and one of the gospel writers would have made mention of it. Also, after his resurrection Jesus appeared to more than 500 folks, but NO MENTION is made to him appearing before a wife. Why? Because Jesus was never married to begin with.

    Al this dribble about Jesus and Mary Magdalene being married just doesn't fit the facts of the bible and the gospel record. It just a fabrication of a fictitious author, chiefly of the DaVinci code tripe.
     
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    ==The article by Dr Bock is not "trash" it is, in fact, a very valuable resource. Why? The book, and up coming movie, Da Vinci Code are having a massive impact on the church and secular world(s). People have literally lost their faith after reading the book and no doubt others will when they see the movie. This is tragic because the book (and thus the movie) are not based upon historical facts. Dr Bock's article is a good resource because it points out the FACT that there are no facts behind one of Brown's theories. If you think this book and movie are not having a major negative impact than you are wrong. Christian are commanded to be ready to give an answer and to defend the faith (1Pet 3:15, Jude 3). It would be the height of sinful neglect for us to ignore the claims of this book (and movie). So this article is not "trash" rather it is an important tool of information.

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    ==The article by Dr Bock is not "trash" it is, in fact, a very valuable resource. Why? The book, and up coming movie, Da Vinci Code are having a massive impact on the church and secular world(s). People have literally lost their faith after reading the book and no doubt others will when they see the movie. This is tragic because the book (and thus the movie) are not based upon historical facts. Dr Bock's article is a good resource because it points out the FACT that there are no facts behind one of Brown's theories. If you think this book and movie are not having a major negative impact than you are wrong. Christian are commanded to be ready to give an answer and to defend the faith (1Pet 3:15, Jude 3). It would be the height of sinful neglect for us to ignore the claims of this book (and movie). So this article is not "trash" rather it is an important tool of information.

    Martin.
    </font>[/QUOTE]When "true believers" make a big issue out of trash like the Da Vinci Code all we do is give them free publicity and pique the curiosity of the gullible public.
     
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    I was helping a friend with some hvac work and needed some lattice taken down, so I could work on the a/c. He inmmidiatly replied that he did not "NAIL", it down but only screwed it so it coul be , for just such an occassion. Later the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and said, "Jesus came for one purpose only to this sin cursed world to die for the likes of you and to be Nailed to a tree, bleed and suffer. dont try to shift the point.!
     
  17. Martin

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    OldRegular:

    ==I agree that the Da Vinci Code is trash, historical and theological trash. I also agree that we must be careful how much (and what kind) of attention we give it (book and movie). However regardless of how much/little attention we give Da Vinci it is still going get alot of attention. The media (etc) is going to jump all over it. Therefore we have a moral and spiritual obligation to defend the faith and show why the book and movie are indeed historical trash. We can't allow the claims of Dan Brown to stand unchallenged. His errors are massive.

    Martin.
     
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    Jesus was married falls into the same category as the ole question : Was Paul a homosexual, was it his "thorn in the flesh"?

    Filth like that doesn't deserve a answer really. Because folk that pose those kinds of questions aren't interested in hearing the truth all they want to do is tear down the Bible and Jesus because both convict them of their sin.
     
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    ==So we are just to sit back and let them "have at it" (so to speak)? How does that "doesn't deserve a answer" measure up to Scripture which says in no uncertain terms...

    "but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, ALWAYS being ready to make a defense to EVERYONE who asks you to given an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence" 1Pet 3:15

    "Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend EARNESTLY for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints" Jude 3

    Certainly Peter, Jude, John, or Paul could have had the that "doesn't deserve a answer" mindset. However it is clear they did not. They answered those who posed a challenge to the faith (as commanded). Paul defended the Gospel in Galatians, Peter defended against false and immoral teachers in 2Peter, Jude did the same in Jude. The Epistle of 1John also confronts various errors and false teachers of John's day. Why? Because we are to defend the faith. We are to do this for two basic reasons...

    1. So that believers are not confused by false teachers and their teachings.

    2. So that unbelievers will not have false teachings leading away from the gospel.

    We must confront the errors of Da Vinci Code. We dare not just sit back and allow Dan Brown, Ron Howard, and others massacre the faith by twisting and misrepresenting history. People are being harmed by these false teachings therefore we must provide an answer...Apologetics!

    In Christ,
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  20. Aaron

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    All other Jewish men were conceived in "the family way." The extraordinary circumstances surrounding Christ's birth would be enough for any parents, especially those as discreet as Mary and Joseph, to treat Jesus as an extraordinary child. Joseph knew very well who Christ's Father was. It's more untenable to assume that Joseph would feel obligated to arrange a marriage for this Child than to assume he would pretty much leave this one up to Jesus and His Father.

    And the Father did choose a bride for His Son.

    • For a 1st century Jewish man not to marry was very uncommon and VERY strongly looked down upon.

    Not necessarily. Christ spoke of those in His day that have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake, Matt. 19:12.

    Had Jesus not been married, we would expect to find in the New Testament His being very strongly reproached for being a bachelor.

    It was no reproach for those who were celibate as a means of devotion, obviously.
     

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