According to one news site on the web, Pastors are bracing for questions about the recent discovery of an old letter that suggests that Jesus might have been married. This is an artificial, manufactured, phony controversy. First the fragment is vague. It quotes Jesus saying “My wife…” with no information as to whether it is metaphorical or not? The church is called the bride of Christ in the New Testament.
Second it’s written 400 years after the fact by someone unknown. In other words, it has no authority. The writer did not know Jesus personally and wasn’t present during the events of His life.
Third, there is not even a hint of such a relationship by the writers of the New Testament who wrote their accounts at different times and places and WERE there! It would be odd if Paul chose to stay unmarried in order to accomplish his purpose but Jesus did not.
Finally, imagine the poor woman who marries the perfect God Incarnate. She would always be wrong, selfish, foolish, sinful, and pointless.
I am not concerned by this fragment of dubious authenticity. It means nothing.
Matthew 17 Six days later Jesus *took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and *led them up on a high mountain by themselves. 2 And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light…
Daniel 7 9 “I kept looking
Until thrones were set up,
And the Ancient of Days took His seat;
His vesture was like white snow
And the hair of His head like pure wool.
His throne was ablaze with flames,
Its wheels were a burning fire.
10 “A river of fire was flowing
And coming out from before Him;
Thousands upon thousands were attending Him,
And myriads upon myriads were standing before Him;
The court sat,
And the books were opened…
This is who we are talking about. Imagine being married to an Immensity like that? Didn’t happen.