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Whenever one talks to a true Christian with queries, a true Christian responds with facts based upon scripture that has proved unchanged since the time of Christ. Whenever one asks these new age people they always can't tell you why or where and it's only for the initiated. Then they turn around and make outlandish claims and call Christians foolish and brainwashed. There is a beautiful, almost poetic irony that I see. Can you see it as well? These are the strokes of The Master. His intellect is perfection. All one has to do is look. It is on display all around you. All being paid according to their works.
reply to post by Sparta
Of course he had a wife. I and many others believe that a Jewish man not having a wife in his thirties back then was unheard of. Boys were maried away at an early age, it was probably very common in the Jewish culture back then.
edit on 12-4-2014 by MerkabaMeditation because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Char-Lee
You're glibly leaving out the fact that in furnishing wine for this wedding party in Cana, which I also believe was for a relation of Mary's or I should say "Miriam's" family, who didn't want her familial hosts to be embarrassed by running out of wine too soon, that Yeshua/Jesus performed an AMAZING and MARVELOUS miracle by transforming those large vats of water INTO wine, which was exceptionally better than the first wines served to the guests. He was the Lord of all Creation, so this was next to nothing for Him to perform.
I believe this a Satanic effort by the Wicked One, Lucifer, to muddy the waters and cast doubts and aspersions on the scriptures. It's VERY clear to me.
The stipulation made that he had to marry by 30 is not accurate. He was honorarily called Rabbi because of His grasp of the scriptures and His authority and vast knowledge pertaining to the scriptures.
i. Among the Jews of that day, marriage was a sacred duty. If a man was unmarried after the age of 20 - except to concentrate on the study of the law - he was guilty of breaking God's command to "be fruitful and multiply." According to Barclay, they said that by not having children he killed his own descendants, and had lessened the glory of God on earth.
The test results do not prove that Jesus had a wife or disciples who were women, only that the fragment is more likely a snippet from an ancient manuscript than a fake, the scholars agree. Karen L. King, the historian at Harvard Divinity School who gave the papyrus its name and fame, has said all along that it should not be regarded as evidence that Jesus married, only that early Christians were actively discussing celibacy, sex, marriage and discipleship.
If Jesus had been married, the Bible would have told us so, or there would be some unambiguous statement to that fact. Scripture would not be completely silent on such an important issue. The Bible mentions Jesus’ mother, adoptive father, half-brothers, and half-sisters. Why would it neglect to mention the fact that Jesus had a wife? Those who believe/teach that Jesus was married are doing so in an attempt to “humanize” Him, to make Him more ordinary, more like everyone else. People simply do not want to believe that Jesus was God in the flesh (John 1:1, 14; 10:30). So, they invent and believe myths about Jesus being married, having children, and being an ordinary human being.
A secondary question would be, “Could Jesus Christ have been married?” There is nothing sinful about being married. There is nothing sinful about having sexual relations in marriage. So, yes, Jesus could have been married and still be the sinless Lamb of God and Savior of the world. At the same time, there is no biblical reason for Jesus to marry. That is not the point in this debate. Those who believe Jesus was married do not believe that He was sinless, or that He was the Messiah. Getting married and having children is not why God sent Jesus. Mark 10:45 tells us why Jesus came, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”