Prof: Jesus had a wife

2012-09-19 07:30

Boston - A Harvard University professor on Tuesday unveiled a fourth-century fragment of papyrus she said is the only existing ancient text quoting Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife.

Karen King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the text contains a dialogue in which Jesus refers to "my wife", whom he identifies as Mary. King said the fragment of Coptic script is a copy of a gospel, probably written in Greek in the second century.

King helped translate and unveiled the tiny fragment at a conference of Coptic experts in Rome. She said it doesn't prove Jesus was married but speaks to issues of family and marriage that faced Christians.

Four words in the 3.8cm by 7.6cm fragment provide the first evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus had been married, King said. Those words, written in a language of ancient Egyptian Christians, translate to "Jesus said to them, my wife", King said in a statement.

King said that in the dialogue the disciples discuss whether Mary is worthy and Jesus says "she can be my disciple".

Historical evidence

Christian tradition has long held that Jesus was unmarried even though there was no reliable historical evidence to support that, King said. The new gospel, she said, "tells us that the whole question only came up as part of vociferous debates about sexuality and marriage".

"From the very beginning, Christians disagreed about whether it was better not to marry," she said. "But it was over a century after Jesus' death before they began appealing to Jesus' marital status to support their positions."

King presented the document at a six-day conference being held at Rome's La Sapienza University and at the Augustinianum institute of the Pontifical Lateran University.

While the Vatican newspaper and Vatican Radio frequently cover such academic conferences, there was no mention of King's discovery in any Vatican media on Tuesday. That said, her paper was one of nearly 60 delivered on Tuesday at the vast conference, which drew 300 academics from around the globe.

The fragment belongs to an anonymous private collector who contacted King to help translate and analyse it. Nothing is known about the circumstances of its discovery, but it had to have come from Egypt, where the dry climate allows ancient writings to survive and because it was written in a script used in ancient times there, King said.

The unclear origins of the document should encourage people to be cautious, said Bible scholar Ben Witherington III, a professor and author who teaches at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.

He said the document follows the pattern of Gnostic texts of the second, third and fourth centuries, using "the language of intimacy to talk about spiritual relationships".

Ancient text

"What we hear from the Gnostic is this practice called the sister-wife texts, where they carried around a female believer with them who cooks for them and cleans for them and does the usual domestic chores, but they have no sexual relationship whatsoever" during the strong monastic periods of the third and fourth centuries, Witherington said.

"In other words, this is no confirmation of the Da Vinci Code or even of the idea that the Gnostics thought Jesus was married in the normal sense of the word."

These kinds of doubts, King said, should not stop scholars from continuing to examine the document.

Those who conducted initial examination of the fragment include Roger Bagnall, a papyrologist who's the director of the New York-based Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, and AnneMarie Luijendijk, a scholar of the New Testament and early Christianity from Princeton University.

They said their study of the papyrus, the handwriting and how the ink was chemically absorbed shows it is highly probable it's an ancient text, King said.

Another scholar, Ariel Shisha-Halevy, professor of linguistics at Hebrew University and a leading expert on Coptic language, reviewed the text's language and concluded it offered no evidence of forgery.

King and Luijendijk said they believe the fragment is part of a newly discovered gospel they named "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" for reference purposes.

King said she dated the time it was written to the second half of the second century because it shows close connections to other newly discovered gospels written at that time, especially the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary and the Gospel of Philip.

  • ashley.stroebel - 2012-09-19 07:54

    Now maybe we should start burning flags and bombing cars....? Dont believe it anyways.... Nope...GOD bless you all!!

      anneck.cranke - 2012-09-19 08:08

      I say we burn the guys house down, torch all the embassies and throw rocks at people!

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-19 08:14

      Now we why he turn water into wine

      Johannvw13 - 2012-09-19 09:05

      yeah, he had a wife, two dogs and a playstation

      fredster.mania.5 - 2012-09-19 10:16

      "King helped translate..." and then it goes on by saying "probably written in Greek "... how can you translate something if you dont know the language...EPIC FAIL

      eddy.deepfield - 2012-09-19 10:34

      Time for Muslims and all religions to join the "Jesus who" and "Mohammed who"? era? and "Yahweh who"? era.

      paulus.deboer.3 - 2012-09-19 14:00

      @Fredster.. having problems with understanding English?? "King said the fragment of Coptic script is a copy of a gospel, probably written in Greek in the second century." They have the copy, written in Coptic. The original is probably in Greek.

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-09-19 15:35

      O dear, the atheist fundamentalists are here again...

      Hamrammr - 2012-09-19 16:54

      @ Paulus, maybe this "copy" wasn't a copy but rather a 4th century fabrication?

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-09-19 07:59

    There is just alot of questions regarding the bible, jesus and God. For example, when God created the world, as he said let there be light, moutains, sea ect.. WHERE WAS HE AT? WHERE WAS HIS LOCATION AS HE SAID THAT? Was he located in Brazil? SPAIN? MOROCO? AFGHANISTAN, USA? ECT where was he as he said those words?

      robbie.crouch - 2012-09-19 08:19

      Goodguy... he was everywhere, just as he is today.

      james.whyte.104 - 2012-09-19 08:30

      Goodguy He was nowhere, just as he is nowwhere today

      ben.spreeth - 2012-09-19 08:43

      If you see Him as a person, you would wonder about his locality. If you see Him as a presence you would understand that He can be present anywhere in the universe at the same time.

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-09-19 08:54

      @Ben S: are you implying that your god is a quantum particle?

      ben.spreeth - 2012-09-19 09:39

      classwar, please give me a scientific explanation for LOVE or RESENTMENT. Please dont say they dont exist.

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-09-19 09:56

      All emotions are the result of electro-chemical synapses firing and causing our personality, reactions etc. Is it not enough that the garden is beautiful, without having to try and prove that the fairies at the bottom of it are real too?

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-09-19 09:56

      He first called in an electrician to do the wiring.

      zane.zeiler - 2012-09-19 10:08

      @Ben S, Acetylcholine, Dopamine, Serotonin, Epinephrine and Norepinephrine, GABA, Vasopressin, Prolactin and Oxytocin and a few more...

      dylan.sciarappa - 2012-09-19 11:04

      Let there be light may be a reference to the big bang. You can't think in earth terms think in universal terms god created the universe, earth is merely a small piece in the puzzle

      dylan.sciarappa - 2012-09-19 11:09

      @ class war. I do feel sorry for someone who believes that he is a mere coincidence. Emotions may well be synapses firing in the brain but something is triggering those sparks. The big bang surely couldn't have just happened something made it happen

      merven.halo - 2012-09-19 11:54

      Next they'll found that Jesus had sons also, and Hitler had the same bloodline.

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-09-19 12:22

      @dylan.sciarappa I repeat: Is it not enough that the garden is beautiful, without having to try and prove that the fairies at the bottom of it are real too?

      littlegiantn - 2012-09-19 13:08

      Before we speak about anything, someone or something it is imperative that we understand "what", "who" "it". Only then can you ask intelligible questions.....

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-09-19 15:35

      O dear, the atheist fundamentalists are here again...

  • brian.watson.737001 - 2012-09-19 08:02

    I believe it because I think that I am a descendant of Jesus and Mary. I think they were my auntie and uncle.

  • munro.pretorius - 2012-09-19 08:04

    So what if He was married...Its a natural thing and does not change any belief...

      gruffi7 - 2012-09-19 09:52

      @Munro - according to the Catholic Church it would make him impure and not perfect as described. @Mervin - which gay community do you hang out with that claims that?

      merven.halo - 2012-09-19 11:52

      @gruffi7 - the' Jesus was gay' and 'there are 1500 species with gay tendencies' are the most popular gay theories. Although, lately Da Vinci is also gay.

      gruffi7 - 2012-09-19 13:13

      @Mwervin - I've heard the one about the 1500 species, but I think the 'Jesus is gay' thing might be a minority that believes that as nobody in my circles have ever claimed that... just sayin...

  • hash.jadawat - 2012-09-19 08:09

    bees wax..that woman is drinking to much alcohol..heheee

  • tyranvz - 2012-09-19 08:10

    It's like giving your imaginary friend imaginary family and imaginary pets. Cute.

      zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:40

      They could make a new computer game - Sims Jesus. Because Jesus is only real in a virtual world.

      carmen.erlebach - 2012-09-19 16:03

      Ooh, I'd play that game!

  • wpotwana - 2012-09-19 08:17

    What I know about Jesus Christ the Son Of Joseph and Mary, when he calls his mother he used to said wife that means in Zulu Langauge (Mfazi) I rembere In galile used the same words to his mother that does not mean he had wife.

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-09-19 09:16

      I wish these people had bloody surnames. Which Mary did he refer to?

  • sydney.kaseke1 - 2012-09-19 08:19

    i bet our lovely, American professor wants her own christian uprising.Newsflash!!!!You wont get any.

  • arne.verhoef - 2012-09-19 08:24

    gets popcorn and waits for the comments

      barbara.geldenhuys - 2012-09-19 11:17

      Joins Arne......

      jacowium - 2012-09-19 11:55

      Seems like the comments were waiting for you instead!

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-19 14:36

      Room on the couch? I've brought beer...

  • - 2012-09-19 08:27

    At least it proves that he existed at all. A lot of the doubters, instead of sticking to their position that he is a fabricated image, just plunge into the debate to label HIM a womaniser of Mswati proportions. Simpletons!

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-09-19 08:50

      How does this in anyway, prove he existed???? I Quote "Boston - A Harvard University professor on Tuesday unveiled a fourth-century fragment of papyrus " That is like me claiming I know for a fact, Joe Smith lived in 1712, because I have now written down that Joe Smith said he was married...

      zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:46

      Well that is just plain stupid. There are no contemporary accounts that Jesus existed. Just made up stories about some guy who was supposed to have existed written decades after he supposedly died. There is as much evidence for the existence of Jesus as there is evidence for Santa and the Tooth Fairy and you would laugh your @ss off if an adult seriously claimed they existed.

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-09-19 15:38

      You are wrong, atheist fundamentalist. Jesus is mentioned in Roman writings, particularly in letters to Rome, for fear of causing political riots. Jesus is mentioned further by historians that lived at the time too. You don't have to be a believer, or a christian, to be open to the facts. - 2012-09-19 15:57

      @zaatheist. You have your headwires in a messy jumble. In one of your post, you say Jesus (PBUH) was GAY! Now you say he is like Santa (non-existant). Obviously your arguments are for kicks not facts. You are beyond redemption mfowethu.

  • Cappuccinno4u - 2012-09-19 08:28

    there u go again...

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-09-19 08:32

    I commented on this yesterday, via yahoo. Jesus is Lord and The Promises of God is True and He will come again. Let those who wish continue disputing amongst themselves.

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-09-19 09:10

      Christian: (Blocking ears) NA NA NA NA NA NA NA I CANT HEAR YOU!

      zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:46

      No proof. Just the brain addled babbling of the brainwashed.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-19 14:37

      Hey I think I've heard that joke before.

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-09-19 15:46

      There was a small town. In the town, people accused a certain man of being a rapist. Everyone believed he was a rapist. People even thought they had seen him escape from several houses. He always made inappropriate sexual jokes and always stared at girls. But no-one ever had any real evidence against him. There lived an atheist in the town. One day, this man was in the atheist's house, by account of a neighbour. The atheist's daugthers were alone in the house, apparently with the rapist. Should the atheist reject the possibility that this man is a rapist, based on inherent human goodness and lack of evidence, or rush out home for the sake of his daughters, implying this man is indeed a rapist even without a shred of evidence that this man even as much as touched his daughters? Go with or without the facts or the evidence?

  • dmcmr.dhai - 2012-09-19 08:32

    When it comes to blasphemy the difference between Christianity and other religious groups is that, we don't fight for our God, we won't burn, bomb or do anything silly, our God is a great God who fights for Himself....

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-09-19 09:11

      Curriemafia, you are so right. DMCMR has in one sentence denied part of South Africas history. Does he believe the Hugenots just up and left Caholic France because they thought that the hazardous sea journey and wilds that they wre given to cultivate were going to be a picnic. He must be an illiterate fool.

      Hamrammr - 2012-09-19 09:21

      Your god's followers killed many in his name. One just have to think back to the Crusades where many Turcks were killed, another example is the Northern Crusades where they turned against their own folk to kill all adherents of Paganism. There have been many other such wars, such as the civil war that ravaged Ireland since 1969 until 1998. Learn to become informed before making uneducated statements

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-09-19 10:25

      And what about Bush's comments that god dictates his foreign policy??? What about his adventures in arab-lands being referred to as a new crusade? What about bombings at abortion clinics? What about forcing their views on homosexuality etc upon the people? Christianity is a toxic pill when added to politics, much like Islam, too.

      zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:48

      Blasphemy is a victimless crime - your god and Jesus exist only in your imagination.

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-09-19 14:51

      Spanish Inquisition?

      JManAtheoi - 2012-09-19 15:15

      Hahahahaaaaaa... you're funny.

  • clive.kihn - 2012-09-19 08:33

    Probably a fake, but if it isn't, so what!

  • tshepo.mogamisi - 2012-09-19 08:42

    The idea of Jesus being married does not disturb me at all.

      christopher.dawkins.148 - 2012-09-19 09:01

      Except if he had children? Demigods? What about if he existed, but was just a delusional man, who thought he was god (its been known to happen) and was also married? You have not considered all the options here...

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-09-19 10:46

      CelebRate??? With an R??????

  • lawson.lutchman - 2012-09-19 08:42

    Mary Magdelene?

      zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:48

      Mary Poppins?

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-19 08:45

    Jesus christ,the saviour and redeemer and he is coming again.Amen

      christopher.dawkins.148 - 2012-09-19 09:02

      Wonderfully relevant argument. Sigh....

      coenraad.vanderwesthuizen.3 - 2012-09-19 10:05

      again, and again...and again. He is married you know. He's allowed to now.

      zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:49

      No proof. Just more the brain addled babbling of the brainwashed.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-19 14:38

      Yup... I've definitely heard this joke before.

  • bbooyse - 2012-09-19 08:45

    It's 4th century, by that time there were already quite a number of gnostic and arian heresies around - if we took every piece of fragment seriously, then women wouldn't have souls and would have to become men to go to heaven (gospel of thomas).

  • issa.kabudula - 2012-09-19 08:47

    The sister must look into human development - how to get rid of poverty, sickness and wars which is damaging the countries and killing people - All the scriptures of God and any other human books since long told us that Jesus did not marry.

  • kcrampono - 2012-09-19 08:50

    There is no doubt that Jesus is the son of God and everything in the bible is true as science is beginning to uncover. Its just a pity so many still cannot see the truth. I trust and pray your eyes will be opened in JESUS name AMEN and AMEN.

      zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:49

      No proof. Just more of the brain addled babbling of the brainwashed.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-19 14:39

      Sorry could you speak up, I couldn't hear you over your high horse.

  • kcrampono - 2012-09-19 08:53

    JESUS spoke the message of Love, unity and peace to all. The world has been impacted by this. Why don't we all do the same .

      zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:50

      No proof. Just more of the brain addled babbling of the brainwashed.

  • Mohlomphehi Thabo - 2012-09-19 09:10

    stories like this may shake some religions,christians will remain firm and unshaken.Our living God will fight for Himself.

      cathy.dejongh.5 - 2012-09-19 13:37

      Well, he did everything else for himself - no point in stopping now

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-19 14:40

      Shaken not stirred?

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-09-19 09:10

    The bible states that: ''Jesus died for our sins'' if thats the case is is it correct for me to say that we are all going to heaven? SECONDLY, If GOD is the almighty, knows us even before we were born, knows how our lives is going to be, what we will turn out to be and when we are goinng to die ect... if thats the case, WHATS THE POINT OF JUDGEMENT DAY?WHY IS HE JUDGING SOMETHING HE KNOWS?

      freddie.mostert.3 - 2012-09-19 09:31

      You are correct in saying Jesus died for all our sins. From where Adam decided to choose knowledge of good and bad, He knew He had to come and show us the right way and becuase He concered death we have Salvation in Him. You still have the freedom of choice and all He asks is that you believe. Judgement day is for satan and his followers.

      jacowium - 2012-09-19 12:02

      Nice footwork, freddie, but I can find no reason to believe you, in any way. You're just regurgitating a certain dogma.

      zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:51

      No proof. Just more of the brain addled babbling of the brainwashed.

  • Caiphus Molatelo Mahlaka - 2012-09-19 09:12

    They forget to mention his son whom he fathered with Marry Magdalene always referred as wife!The whereabouts of his son are unknown and that remain a mysterious accounts!

  • jannie.nortje.1 - 2012-09-19 09:23

    Just remember there is a beginning and an end in everything.Who made the world and who will end it?

      christopher.dawkins.148 - 2012-09-19 09:32

      Why does your god need to end it? What is the point then of creating it all?

      zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:51

      No proof. Just more of the brain addled babbling of the brainwashed.

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-09-19 14:55

      Simple, the sun will burn out within the next 4 billion years and earth will be engulfed in the outer corona.....nothing special nor supernatural.

  • karel.jacobs.106 - 2012-09-19 09:31

    FYI Prof. We all can become the wife of Jesus Christ. When you preach His gospel and deliver people, they start believing and follow Him and become His children, then you become his wife who bares Him children.

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-09-19 10:35

      what a really horrible analogy... A new biblical verse - Jacobs c10v6 "And Jesus said unto Karel, come hither and bend over my child, for you are my wife, and I am your daddy!!!!"

      jacowium - 2012-09-19 12:04

      Very sharp, Nutty!

  • jody.beggs - 2012-09-19 09:31

    What will the stupid xians say now , blasphemer ! Even when evidence to the contrary in ancient text , they will still believe Jesus was only a god and not a man. Damn the man.

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  • robert.griebenow - 2012-09-19 10:11

    It is old news. The bible has forever spoken about us, the church of Jesus Christ, being his bride. Why not read the scriptures, much easier...

      LanfearM - 2012-09-19 11:57

      What an uninformed and narrow-minded comment! Go and read further on this discovery if you will, since N24 doesn't really give a lot of info. Jesus was referring specifically to Mary as a disciple, and being his wife. Not referring to the church [which didn't exist in his lifetime anyway] as his "wife".

      zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:52

      No proof. Just more of the brain addled babbling of the brainwashed.

      cgaybba - 2012-09-19 14:22

      That is my sentiments exactly. This is only another reference to the scriptures. Amen Robert.

  • kristine.henriksen.923 - 2012-09-19 10:43

    Finally the truth is reveal. We just waitx for vatican to confirm. Another catastrophe on his way coming. He was married to a bitch? Damn..

  • JManAtheoi - 2012-09-19 11:29

    ...even though there was no reliable historical evidence to support that,... ain't that the truth.

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      zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:53

      Oh dear. Trying to say something in full caps. Who knows what?

  • ludlowdj - 2012-09-19 13:28

    Te christian community is going to have a nervous break down when the proof that not only was Jesus married, but that he had children comes to light.

  • zaatheist - 2012-09-19 13:58

    This all just a stinking lie. Jesus never married because Jesus was ----- ------- drum roll -------- wait for it! GAY. Of course he was. He never ever had a girl friend and spent his life hanging around with twelve other blokes. Sounds gay to me. Not that it would matter any ------------ right?

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-09-19 15:02

      He was a rear admiral in the Israelite navy

  • johan.opperman1 - 2012-09-19 14:07

    "who cooks for them and cleans for them and does the usual domestic chores, but they have no sexual relationship whatsoever". Sounds a bit like any normal couple after 10 years of marriage ;)

  • cgaybba - 2012-09-19 14:19

    Well, this can be another reference to the "bride" of Jesus, the new Jerusalem that will decend down out of heaven from God.

  • burns - 2012-09-19 14:27

    The person who wrote this article is clearly writing it for the sake of sensationalism and controversy because he/she is only referring to King that holds that specific position. Since this shard of papyrus made headlines, I've been corresponding with John Dickson (Honorary Fellow, Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University) to hear what it's all about. He assures that historians aren't bothered by it because they date it at about the fourth century, possibly third century, and a slight possibility of the late second century. Therefore, they do not consider it evidence since they have many first century accounts to work with, none of which ever mention that Jesus was married, although mentioning the marriages of some of the people that were with him.

      vivian.harris.73 - 2012-09-20 06:40

      Can say the exact thing about the people who compiled and wrote the bible....lots of info not in the bible...very selective. And I'm Catholic by the way.

      burns - 2012-09-20 21:27

      Well, the books that constitute the Bible are all from the first century, so it's not as much a matter of who compiled it as when it was written.\r\nWhat selectivity are you referring to?

  • colin.ashby.35 - 2012-09-19 15:17

    without reading the whole thing, what a load of rubbish.

  • dewaldmontgomery - 2012-09-19 15:34

    Oh dear, the atheist fundamentalists are here again...

  • carmen.erlebach - 2012-09-19 16:11

    There may or may not have been a guy called Jesus. He may or may not have been married. How is this in any way relevant? Judging by the comments, not even the Christians care! Come on N24, this isn't news!

  • vincent.vinsaint - 2012-09-19 16:22

    Atheism or science against religion...what ever. Jesus was a human being after all.

  • MoshKaDeph - 2012-09-19 16:51

    Jesus had biological father and step-father. Abraham and Joseph. You know what happened.

  • samuel.mphela - 2012-09-19 17:23

    Oh yeah, that's proof! 3.8cm by 7.6cm worth of it. I'm afraid this can't be regarded as proof. There needs to be more 'meat'.

  • patrick.barlows - 2012-09-19 17:54

    Wat a pure white lie,da bible is the complete word of God n he was neva mentioned as havin a wyf,any additional data apart from da bible contradicts Rev 22:18 n dats a sin.

      brendon.nel.7 - 2012-09-19 18:55

      Eeeeeeeeh!!!! WRONG JACKASS!!! The bible is the word of man.

      vivian.harris.73 - 2012-09-20 06:37

      No its not the word of God. Man wrote the bible and decided on what went into the bible. Bible is just a summary of early times. Who was actually present when Adam and Eve were around?!

  • mbulelo.pikoli - 2012-09-19 18:09

    Americans again why they r lying. 1day the Lord will punish your country

  • neo.khemisi - 2012-09-19 20:03

    Just reading only the headline you'll hear a bull nje y maar americans

  • mpho.musehana - 2012-09-19 21:13

    Jesus's name is being used in vain !!!

  • khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-09-19 21:56

    When Jesus came to earth, he left His Godliness in heaven and became an ordinary human being just like everybody else, it must have been the man who got married, wasnt He suppose to act like a human being? Is there anywhere in the bible where it is categorically stated that he was married or not? So can we just for a moment stop worrying about the marriage part and look at the whole picture? Married or not He did die for our sins? or didnt He?

  • walter.lebza - 2012-09-19 22:16

    Peter had a wife, paul never had a wife. Does their marital status matter to you atheists? Will it make you happier if Jesus had a wife? Besides, this proffesor's story or book was written in greece, and not in israel after hundred years Jesus had left. it is obviously not reliable. Repent! Jesus is Lord and God.

      vivian.harris.73 - 2012-09-20 06:32

      And just how reliable is the Bible? How many years after the death of Jesus was the bible written?! Many gaps in the bible.

  • Mbavhalelo - 2012-09-19 22:30

    Reading this article and the coments I realize we have a very shocking high level of unbelief. I am not concerned abt de prof's blasphemy, but by the level of unbelief I see as I read through the ridiculing comments made by de ppl of God against king Jesus, the bible, christianity and God. 1 thing ppl should understand is dat they will never understand sctiptures without having been filled by the Holy Spirit. Jesus was never married and that was not because it would have been a sin if he did. Remember Jesus was born of a woman, and had no natural father as he had 2 be sinless and all ppl were born sinners because they are all the seed of the first adam who fell 4rm glory. So one of the reasons king Jesus was not merried is because there was no necessity 4 him 2 procreate lest u and i would never get the opportinity 4 salvation,cos he would give birth to naturally sinless kids and have a generation of the sinless