Originally posted by smyleegrl
Jesus was considered a good Jewish man...that kinda indicates he would have married.
It freaks us out bc the thought of Jesus having marital relations is so.....ewww. But why should that be the case? Because we've been conditioned to
believe that sex is somehow dirty and wrong.
I bet Jesus had a wife, and probably a child or two.
Huh? We are conditioned to think that way? Only crazy people think that way.
I am a Christian and do not believe Jesus was married because there is no supporting evidence from the first century to support that idea. But if He
were married, as you propose, then His sexual relationship with His wife is none of our concern.
But to assume He was married is actually a presumption. There were many people in the Bible who were not married, and many who were. We don't go
ewwww when thinking of Abraham as an old man having sex with a younger Hagar, or even older Sarah.
Look at the source, it came from the Gnostics. The Catholic church did not cover up anything. And in fact, I remember the episode from the
archeologist, what's his name? Josh something, anyway, he actually had a test done on the first Merovingian queen, and it came back NEGATIVE of any
Jewish or middle-eastern dna. Let me find the link for that, but it was on tv. The Merovingian blood line was a legend that has been debunked.
The Bible in consistent over and over again that the Bride of Christ is the Church. Not the Catholic church, but the body of believers who were
redeemed by Him. That hearkens back to the Kinsman Redeemer. Boaz bought the right to marry Ruth, in essence redeeming her inheritance. He did not buy
it from Ruth, but her dead husband's kinsmen who could claim the right to marry her. Boaz redeemed her from that law and married her because he loved
her so much he would do that. And in doing so, preserved her inheritance, it saved it from being taken away from her.
Jesus, by His own blood, redeemed His bride because He loves His bride.
Boaz bought it with his shoe, Jesus bought it with His blood. The most interesting thing about marriage in those days was that when a woman and man
married, to prove her virginity, the sheet they had sex on was shown to the people, proving that her blood was there. That proved her virginity. But
Christ is not married to a virgin church. Instead of showing her blood, His blood was shed. He did that because He loves His bride.
So when it says "wife", then it refers to the Bride of Christ. I don't go ewww when thinking about sex, because I am grown up and can look at that
from an adult perspective. If people dislike it, then they are not grown up enough and still thinking carnally.