If you attempt to accept the claims put forth by the procurators of the "new" document, then you will have to discount many other claims of the Holy
If it was considered -so- unusual at the time for a man not to have a wife (which it actually was not considered completely unusual; you have been
horribly misled); then how is it that Paul explicitly tells people that he would rather that people were like him - able to resist "the burning",
which is the desire to be with a woman (or a man in the case of a woman). But, he says, if you are unable to resist, if it overwhelms you, then it is
not only good to marry, it is required so that you might not sin. If Paul, a humble, lowly man who once had much of his own particular sin, in that
he persecuted the Christians harshly, is capable of staying a virgin, and it was no surprise or big thing, then why is there difficulty for people to
understand that Jesus Christ also was a virgin? If you had actually read the Holy Bible, you would understand why He would HAVE to be a virgin.
What I find most ironic about all of this mess is that people will readily believe in the existence of Jesus Christ and yet would like to make up
stories in their minds of what He did instead of actually paying attention to what is given to us to be true - the Holy Bible.
Where do you come up with your make believe stories concerning Jesus Christ since the Holy Bible IS our reference for Him? Of course, you could
always read the Apocrypha; but you will find, if you are paying attention, that the Apocrypha are not good for report; their writing style is not
proper to the author, the Holy Spirit. Read them and compare them to the valid books of the Bible and you will see, if you are wise enough, that
there is a reason why the Apocrypha are not considered true to the Holy Bible.
That being said also, I refer you to Revelations. Why would the 144,000 be glorified with the statement that they had not defiled themselves with
women? And aren't those 144,000 each 12,000 of each of the tribes of Israel? They were redeemed from the Earth! They were virgins, having not
defiled themselves with women, and were glorified FOR IT. How much more is Jesus Christ worth His glory? So much more; and He is the One who gives
glory and Jesus Christ is our example. Remember how Job is asked, "should man be more pure than his Maker?" Should the 144,000 be more pure than Our
Saviour, Jesus Christ? Impossible. (Also recognize that there was no guile found in the mouth of the 144,000; so they were not only virgins, but
they also had virgin tongues, so to speak. So they bridled more than just their sexual parts.)
Now also pay attention further. For the church, which is the body of Christ, and is called such for a reason, IS the bride of Jesus Christ; and Jesus
Christ is the bridegroom. So if Jesus Christ had a fleshly wife, then would He not have then participated in polygamy, which is not considered right
in the eyes of God? For as it was in the beginning, Adam and Eve, man and his wife, such it should be. But considering the church, which is the body
of Christ, is the bride of Christ, then Jesus Christ marries the church. This IS the beginning of the New Heaven and the New Earth; when New
Jerusalem comes down from Heaven as a bride adorned for her groom.
Also, it is written that the body of the woman belongs to the man and the body of the man belongs to the woman; and neither can withhold from each
other except in certain predetermined times, such as fasting and prayer.
If the body of the woman belongs to the man, then the body of Christ belongs to Christ. So for anyone who thinks the body of Christ means His actual
body; no. The body of Christ IS the bride of Christ. However, also recognize how it also says that the body of the man belongs to the woman; that
the body of Jesus Christ Himself belongs to the church. Is this not true? Did not only Jesus Christ give the world His flesh and blood, but also
does He not give us the Spirit of God, which is the Spirit of Christ, who is God? So therefore, God has given Himself to us as well; and then we have
the boldness to state that He had chosen for Himself a woman of the flesh? It was enough that He chose to marry the flesh with His Spirit by means of
being born by a woman; a virgin woman, especially, for it would not have been good for Him to be born through a woman that had already been defiled by
a man!! So if Jesus Christ had defiled Himself with a woman, then why did He need to be born from a virgin??
It is not a sin for us to marry and to have sex - not at all. But it is wrong to take away from the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ; and to claim
it is in favor of history and what is right when you haven't even read or prayed to discern what is right.
It is not the Catholic dogma which is harmed because theirs is a religion founded upon pagan ritualism.
But those who have the Lord now, do not be fooled by this nonsense.
edit on 9/19/2012 by TarzanBeta because: "bride" was "bridge".
edit on 9/19/2012 by TarzanBeta because: More grammatical
errors and spelling.