Lessons from the Jesus 'wife' story

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    Lessons from the Jesus 'wife' story

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    Would Jesus being married have any effect on his mission here on earth? Why would this upset Christians?
     
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    why are youputting "wife" in quotes.

    it's always been clear to a good many of us that he would have had to be married. he was jewish and in his '30's. his NOT being married would have been noteworthy.... and his father not finding him a wife would have been considered a dereliction of his duty as a father

    also, to direct you to your own scripture.... the two mary's attended his body after the crucifixion. under jewish law only a man's mother and/or wife could attend his body in death.

    do i think it changes his preachings? not in the least.

    but it changes the way the church has taught those teachings.
     
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    Honestly I think Jesus probably did have a wife. Women have gotten little mention in scripture. The only women repeatedly mentioned around Jesus are the Mary's, so I would think if he was married, it was one of them. Marriage is not a sin but blessed by God. It would have been expected of a grown man to have a wife. Jesus seemed to travel with women. Certainly it would have raised an eyebrow for a single man to be traveling with women not of their families. The Pharisee's would have latched on to that to discredit Jesus. Because this did not happen there must be a reason why.

    What difference does it make if Jesus had a wife? Absolutely none that I can see.
     
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    I agree with both of you. There was some jealousy between the disciples and Mary of Magdelene and how close they were. I believe it was in the Gospel according to Thomas.

    The interesting aspect of this issue is that I read somewhere that Mary of Magdelene went on to preach after the death of Jesus and that would open the Catholic church to women priests.

    BTW, Jillian, the article had "wife" in quotation marks, not I.
     
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    it seems from my reading that peter was the most jealous of the attention paid to mary and didn't like having a woman as part of the crew. i always thought he made her a harlot b/c he didn't like her being there.

    it would have opened up the way for female priests... and it also would have taken away any argument in favor of celibacy or against a healthy sexuality.

    sorry re the quotes. didn't realize.

    thanks.
     
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    YOu are right, it was mostly Peter who was offended, although Phillip got in the way there, too. When Jesus a[ppeared to Mary before the rest of the disciples, they wouldn't believe her because she was merely a woman. Jesus set them straight.

    Then they all realized that Jesus spoke to her more and told her more about God and the Heavens and she became the "Apostle to the Apostles."

    There was even mention of Jesus kissing Mary on the lips. My guess that wouldn't have happened unless they were married, (but that's just me.)
     
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    The only lesson is simply that there is now further evidence that over the last 2000 years the gospels have been manipulated for political purposes. :eusa_boohoo:
     
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    There was no question there was a selection of gospels to be contained in the Bible.
    Yet, you give credence to the gospels. Which therein you believe in the miracles of Christ.
     
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    First of all, Jesus wouldn't have been married, as Elton John says: there's a very good chance that jesus was gay.
    Secondly, the scrap of paper was dated to the fourth century. Case closed.
     
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    The 'documents that 'proved' His 'marriage' were forged. Whether or not He was married remains a mystery.
     
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