September 26, 2012
The question apparently isn’t “was he or wasn’t he?”. . . the question is “Who cares?” A couple of weeks ago it was reported that a fragment of manuscript had been discovered with the words “Jesus said to them, ‘my wife. . .’”. Well, that set the cat amongst the pigeons, so to speak. The “Jesus had a wife” bunch are saying, “We told you so”. The other bunch are screaming “Heresy!”. And most of the world is saying “Who cares?”
ATV news did a web poll and 45% said it didn’t matter to them if Jesus was married. It’s kind of interesting that the number of people who said they didn’t care was 666……. I kid you not. But if the manuscript is authentic, and if it didn’t refer to the plethora of Jesuses who lived 2000 years ago, what difference would it make to your understanding of Jesus?
I know that nowhere in the Bible does it say that Jesus was married, but nowhere does it say he wasn’t. The bible does tell us he was sinless but in no place does it tell us that marriage is sinful.
Neither the words nor the grace of my Jesus would be minimized if he was married. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.