Jesus Married?

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. And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light…

Daniel 7 “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.

4 thoughts on “Jesus Married?

  1. I find it very odd that when mentioning the many followers who were present with Him at key times (including the crucifixion), no wife was ever mentioned alongside disciples, brothers, mothers and friends. One would assume a wife would be somewhat interested (and present) in her husband’s ministry, travels, arrest and death sentence. A disqualifying, glaring ‘omission’ by all gospel writers that makes it ridiculous already.

    Further, some have said “it wouldn’t diminish what He did for me,” or some paraphrase. I disagree. Becoming “one flesh” with a sinful, imperfect person seems incongruous for a sinless Savior. There is a reason He used marriage as an illustration, but didn’t say “just like me and my beautiful wife.” Marriage is a picture used to illustrate the relationship God desires with us personally and with His church. He did not need to partake in that illustration for fulfillment. He has His bride already – all of us.

    Or am I off base?

    • Jesus is either God as He claimed or he is not. Married and He is not God. The wife was never mentioned because she did not exist. If someone could prove that He had a wife, then he would just be a man…and a liar. I think you are on base or else we are both nuts.

      • this is interesting to me… personally, I don’t think Jesus took a wife – But I also don’t think that if he had it would make him not God. Jesus did become man- right?– but without sin.. having a wife wouldn’t necessarily make him sinful would it?– although many men would claim otherwise ;0)
        I guess my thoughts are.. it would seem odd that it would not have been recorded, –but, if true, wouldn’t make him any less Jesus, Son of God, yet man, without sin, my Redeemer, Saviour, Friend and….. Husband.

        • Interesting Christi. Jesus was indeed man and also God. It’s the ultimate paradox. The eternal and infinite God taking the form of the mortal and finite man without losing the traits of either. Logically impossible yet true. Jesus knew that He came to die on the cross. How heartless He would be to any woman, to promise her home and family while intending to leave her alone in a few years. Plus, as I said, who could possibly be married to the perfect and feel secure? She would have to share him with the world. This is why the only way I think He could be married would be to not have been God at all.

          Keep in mind that the idea of an intimate marriage relationship with Jesus only appeals to women. Men always define the “bride of Christ” concept differently. Thanks for your intelligent comments and for reading this stuff that I write.

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