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Originally posted by Guyfriday
The story in the Bible about the wedding could be read to mean that Jesus was really the Grooms Father. If that was the case, then Jesus would have been married (since he was a Rabi). I could see Bible scholars trying to cover up that kind of fact since it would mean that another largely important aspect of Jesus' life was ignored by the church.
The "Catholic Church" as established by Paul (a questionable guy to say the least) did a lot to destroy the teachings of Jesus, and the faith of his followers. Every time one of these "Lost" books pop up, it amazes me how quickly they get discredited by some New Testament Scholar. One has to wonder why a poorly done chop-job like the Bible is so highly defended by a few people, when Jesus himself said that you must question your faith in order to strengthen it.
Originally posted by benrl
Originally posted by sylent6
Jesus wife is God's organization, his government, his people. People its symbolic.
Yep, people don't seem to understand Jesus constantly called the church his Bride.
Originally posted by Jerseymilker
I would like to see in writing where Jesus was constantly calling the church his Bride. Jesus never knew the church, he only new synagogues. Church and Synagogue are not interchangeable as words.
Originally posted by Deetermined
Here's something everyone should take into consideration...
When Christ was on the cross and the three Mary(s) were at the foot of the cross (Mary his mother, Mary his aunt, and Mary Magdalene), Jesus specifically asked his disciple (John) to look after his mother and take her into his home after his death. There is no mention that anyone should look after his "wife" or children once he died. Why do you think that was?
Originally posted by TheLonewolf
Just read the article and it's riddled with "he believes, he thinks and he say's" Just because someone thinks, says or believes something does not make them an expert..How do we know this guy isn't a ignorant, narrow minded bible thumper? So i just looked this guy up and guess what? He is a bible banger..Go figure, he would dispute thisedit on 21-9-2012 by TheLonewolf because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MCL1150
reply to post by adjensen
First of all, Jesus always refer to his Church as his Bride, this knowledge is as old as the Gospel itself!
The Messiah not only came for redemption of man, also to bear witness to the truth, if he was married he would of made sure that the World knows about it, God has nothing to hid.
A quick glance of the actual text, looked like someone was tampering with it, like a kid in school changing his grade from a F to a A...
Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
Originally posted by windword
reply to post by lucidclouds
I believe that the Bible manipulates the words and story of Jesus. I think some of his teachings are wonderful and other are out of character and therefore, a forgery. Either that or their was more than one Jesus, a passive healer and mystic and a would be warrior, wanting bring in the "New Age" to Jerusalem, the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
I think that the basic teachings of Jesus are universal and true, and therefore too dangerous for the PTB to just give to us. I don't trust the "Church" to truly care about our salvation, and therefore has preserved the "word of God" for our benefit. I think it's filled with falsehoods and lies to distract us from the true teachings and the true path to freedom and enlightenment.
Where does Jesus talk about the Kingdom of Heaven being an Eartly Kingdom. Verses please.
reply to post by OccamsRazor04
I think he is referring to when Jesus will rule out of Jerusalem during the 1000 year reign and then the New Jerusalem descends to hover over Jerusalem at the end of the 1000 year reign and the New Heaven is created. (I think, been a while since i looked at that, speaking of which, good topic to study in today!)
Professor Francis Watson, of Durham University, says the papyrus fragment, which caused a worldwide sensation when it appeared earlier this week because it appeared to refer to Jesus's wife, is a patchwork of texts from the genuine Coptic-language Gospel of Thomas, which have been copied and reassembled out of order to make a suggestive new whole.
"I think it is more or less indisputable that I have shown how the thing was composed," he said. "I would be very surprised if it were not a modern forgery, although it is possible that it was composed in this way in the fourth century."