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Can We Believe Jesus Was Married

I wonder why it is such a big deal to know that Jesus was perhaps married. Does it change who He was?

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You mean "is" not "was". Read what the prophet Hosea said. (chapters 1-3)
---duke on 12/16/07

The Son of man is married. For more info the believers information network can be helpfull.
---duke on 12/15/07

If you believe that Jesus is married to you, personally (rather than the whole Church collectively), it would imply that you believe that he is married to all other believing Christians, all at the same time.

Does that mean you support polygamy?
---StrongAxe on 12/11/07

Yahushua being married would mean that He would have had to love one woman more than anyone else. He would have had to forsake all others for her and He would have been inclined to place her needs and happiness above everyone else's. Would this have changed who He was while on earth? I'd venture to say it would indeed.
---AlwaysOn on 12/11/07

this is one of the charges of the Pharisees--As I recall they Falsely Accused Jesus. Need I say more?John records that Christ is the Word.John wrote what the Spirit of God inspired him to write.This was not John's words,but the words of God,i.e-Jesus.I have continued to watch people in here give opinions without scriptural evidence,yet this is the first time I have seen this from you,or anyone else for that matter.I am ready to offer scriptural evidence on everything I state in here or I will not reply.
---Tommy on 12/10/07

Yes, it would change who He was. And no, He was nor never has been married. He is God, and was God, still is God, for goodness sakes. Stop your blasphemies. Besides, He is married to me.
---catherine on 12/10/07

I don't believe in the Da Vinci Code and I do not believe Jesus Christ was ever married.
---Michelle on 12/10/07

Since there is no marriage of man and women in heaven....and the Bible does not mention once that Jesus was married...Then it is only logical to say Jesus was not married.
Plus His sole purpose was to die for our sins and give us eternal life.
getting married would have been a waste of time for Him.
---lisa on 12/10/07

I feel that whether or not Jesus was married is of little or no importance and would/should have no effect on who he was or on what did for us. He is and still would be our savior and Lord,and nothing can change that! For me it does not affect my faith one iota!
---ernie9954 on 12/10/07

"His disciples said to him, If the result of a man with a wife is so, it easier not to be married. At that he said to them, Not all take this word, but to whom it is given. For there solitaries, which thus born from the mothers womb, and there singles, that made by mankind, and there singles, that have abstained themself for the realm of heaven: he that may take, take he." Matthew 19:10-12
---Eloy on 12/10/07

Paul speaking of virgins, says, "But I would have you without concern. He that is unmarried cares for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married cares for the things that are of the world, how he may please wife. Then said Jesus to the teachers and Ministers, And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone, for I do always those things that please him." I Corinthians 7:25,32,33+ John 8:3,29.
---Eloy on 12/10/07

**Jesus did not study O.T. writings,**

As I recall, this is one of the charges of the Pharisees--that He was unlettered and unnlearned in the Scriptures.

**Jesus said, I am the word,the bread of life.**

Please give book, chapter, and verse where Jesus said, "I am the word," or elese retract your false and inaccurate statement.
---Jack on 12/9/07

God made woman to be a helpermate for man and to bear him company: thus Jesus made woman for man, not for himself. Jesus Christ is the single most renowned and greatest person in the entire world, and therefore if Jesus would have taken a woman in marriage and sired children, then most certainly they would have been named.
---Eloy on 12/10/07

In the old testament the Lord Jesus says, "I YHWH: that my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. I YHWH, and none else, no God besides me, I girded you, though you have not known me." Isaiah 42:8+ 45:5. No, there is no queen in heaven and there never was and there never will be, that is idolatry. Please Read- Jeremiah 44:7-30.
---Eloy on 12/10/07

I think the idea of a married Savior is inspiring and beautiful!
That being said I can think of reasons why it might seem blasphemous to some people. Mostly that marriage is a sacred bond between two people, and Christ loves *all* humankind. So it's possible that being married would somehow distract him from his first love, the Church. Personally though I believe that Christ's love is limitless, so if I learned that he did have a wife that wouldn't bother me at all. She'd be a lucky woman!
---Sarah on 12/9/07

In order for Jesus to fulfill the "whole law," he would have had to be married, since one of the 613 precepts of the Torah is, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. So he had children too.
---InimicusStultitiae on 12/9/07

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Michelle:Jesus is the SON of God .The Second Personof the Blessed Trinity.He came to earth to show us the way to Heaven.What you believe, IS in your fantacy: is not correct.His message was Salvation, by LOVE.
---Emcee on 12/9/07

Jesus Christ is God in all His deity, yet in all His humanity. Jesus Christ was not married, He came down from the throne of Heaven to seek and to save sinners. He came down from Heaven to rescue our souls. He was the God-man. And He is comming at any moment to gather His Church together for eternity. God Bless!
---Cynthia on 12/9/07

Let's think about why the world wants to think Jesus, who was God in the flesh, was married. To find that answer, you need to look at what damage they could do by making him married. They want deperately to bring Jesus to thier level of worldy. Jesus did come to our level, but as an individual. His family, he made very clear was not even His own earthly mother. His family was believers. Just a thought.
---Tony on 12/9/07

In one sense the bride of Christ is the church, but that is not to be mistaken to be synonymous with an earthly marriage. No, that is the imagination of man, for I have read the Bible through many times and I also translate the Scriptures, and the Scriptures do not reveal that Jesus took the hand of any woman into the marriage bed.
---Eloy on 12/9/07

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Strong Axe, What do you think the Bible MEANS when it states that Peter had a "mother-in-law"? That he had been married! If the Bible makes NO statement whatsoever that YAHUSHUA was ever married then we can all KNOW that He was not married. Probably for the practical reason that He came to DIE as a Sacrificial Lamb for the Atonement of "whosoever will". He was not planning to "stick around" long enough to commit to a woman in marriage and raise children. He was the Messiah.
---Gordon on 12/8/07

StrongAxe, Helen5378 is correct! To say that YAHUSHUA (Jesus Christ) was married IS Blasphemy. But, after all, we ARE in the Laodicean church age so this kind of heresy should not come as a surprise. GO, Helen! :-)
---Gordon on 12/8/07

gnostic lies..Da Vinci Code blasphemy
---lisa on 12/8/07

I think it'd be sad for Jesus to have had a human body (and with it human needs and emotions) and not have had a helpmeet. If anyone needed one, it was He.

But had He a wife, I doubt He'd have begat children, as He knew what was to come. (Leaving behind an understanding widow is one thing, leaving behind orphans quite another.)

And folks, the thing about the Church being Christ's bride is an ALLEGORY. Because if it isn't...can we all say, EWWW?
---Nancy on 12/7/07

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Why was it Jesus was never married???He came not for a family,but to be the Sacrifice for mankind.That was his Only objective and purpose.He stated it many times-I come to do the will of my Father.It is not the ? of if he was married,but rather why would anyone think he was? Let us not forget why he came to Earth?The Cross,and nothing More or nothing less.End of the conversation as far as I am concerned.
---Tommy on 12/7/07

The word says that he that is joined unto the Lord is one Spirit.
In the natural if Jesus was married he could not have been a Lamb without spot as the joining with flesh and blood would have defiled him.
Not one, per say, with a corruptible and weaker vessel of flesh and blood.
He had to remain pure and holy.
It is a very blasphemous issue they are pushing.
---Frank on 12/7/07

those who belive that He was married are atheists or non beliver and taking the mickey out of the bible..I feel for them at the last day
---pammy on 12/7/07


Jesus was both God and man - so he was able to do things that were possible to men, but not applicable to God.

God is not born, grow up, and die. But men do.
God does not breathe, eat, drink, and sleep, but men do.
God does not get married, bear and raise children, but men do.

The whole reason for the incarnation is to allow God to be "on the same level" as men.
---StrongAxe on 12/7/07

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it is wrong to believe Jesus was married because HE wasn't.If He had been married HE would have told us.HE told us everything else about Himself.Why would HE leave that out?
---shirley on 12/7/07

I don't see that it is blasphemous to think that Jesus could have been married. It don't think it would have made Him less God, and it would not have affected His Mission here.
But I do not think that He was married ... it would have been relevant to his pattern of life, and it would surely have been mentioned somewhere in the Gospels. Other women important to Him were mentioned, surely his wife would have been? important?
---alan_of_UK on 12/7/07


Why is the very "idea" that Jesus was married blasphemy? The bible makes no mention of him being married. It also makes no specific mention of him NOT being married.

It makes no mention of Peter being married either (except once it mentions his mother-in-law). The Bible does not mention women (mothers, wives, sisters) unless they are important to the story being told.

(I don't believe he was married, just saying that the idea isn't "blasphemous").
---StrongAxe on 12/7/07

NVBarbara---Jesus did not study O.T. writings,he is the Word.Holy men of God wrote as they were moved by the Spirit to write.Jesus said, I am the word,the bread of life.In the beginning was the WORD,the WORD was with God,the WORD was GOD and the WORD became flesh.No studying needed on his part.
---Tommy on 12/7/07

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Can you imagine the lengths that some people would go to to try and prove that they were of Jesus bloodline? Jesus came to fulfil those things prophesied. He did that and we are co-heirs with Him not His physical off-spring.
---M.P. on 11/29/07

Brad>>>Such an excellent response. Praise God. And God is not never once and for all God is not married.
---catherine on 4/19/07

Jesus Christ was not married.
He was God and man.
The bible says we, humans, are not married in heaven either.
---Brad on 4/19/07

With the needs of the lost which surround us, I find it silly that Christians would be discussing such trivia. Jesus was not married. The call of God should be so strong upon us that we wouldn't have time to entertain these silly thoughts.
---RICHARD on 4/19/07

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Yea, Helen5378>>>And not to get married. He was focused, He had a mission and He fulfilled it. Thank God, He did.
---catherine on 4/19/07

To even entertain a mere though that Jesus was married is blasphemy. Jesus is God in the flesh. If you really know Jesus then you will know the truth. Jesus came to die on the Cross for the sin of the world.
---Helen_5378 on 4/19/07

In one sense the bride of Christ is the church, but that is not to be mistaken to be synonymous with an earthly marriage. No, that is the imagination of man, for I have read the Bible through many times and I also translate the Scriptures, and the Scriptures do not reveal that Jesus took the hand of any woman into the marriage bed.
---Eloy on 4/18/07

You people can't get enough of mocking God. Jesus is God. No God is not married now nor was He ever married. Praise the Lord.
---catherine on 4/18/07

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You can't know something unless there is evidence. Since the Bible doesn't mention it I would think it isn't important enough for for us to bother with. I don't think there is any advantage to believing in something that is perhaps. I'd be interested in seeing what would even make a person think such a thing. It wouldn't change who He was or is.
---john on 4/18/07

What did Jesus tell us he was here for?
John 6:38 "For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me."
So if he is only doing God's will we know he did not marry. Why?
1 Corinthians 7:32-33 "But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife."
---tofurabby on 6/16/06

Acts 8:33
In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants?
For his life was taken from the earth.
---Kathy on 6/6/06

Hello Daniel9374, I am glad that you put down what you did cause I was reading what the other Daniel said, and it sure was different then what I know you believe in. Thanks for stating that. I think many here sometimes use other people's name and that really messes up things. Glad to see you answering a little more now then before. Praise God.
---Lupe2618 on 5/24/06

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So you won't have to ask me: I was merely using two different names because 1) I wanted to keep track of all I wrote, and the 'recent entries' were too small to keep up with, 2) I often used the two to divide between topics in my mind to categorize what I was writing about, 3) Always used the membername whenever I asked or hoped someone might write to me and 4) Daniel was more personal than 'anon.' when I wanted to be anonymous to a certain degree (but don't care now).
---danie9374 on 5/23/06

BECAUSE I'VE BEEN at CN for over a year now (though I've decided to rarely be here anymore) and have written much under my name, "Daniel," I feel a need to state that this is my first entry in this blog. I am not the 'Daniel' in entries below. I would never pay to read or watch the DaVinciCode! If you need to know what are my words or not, write to "danie9374".
---Daniel on 5/23/06

It is an outright lie that Jesus was married. Jesus was fully human and at the same time fully God --- God cannot marry.
---Helen_5378 on 5/23/06

The problem is so many are trying to make the bible makes sense to their natural mind. WE must be transformed by the renewing of our minds and this requires an intimate relationship with Christ. Once you have that, you will begin to understand why we are the Bride of Christ and how the culmination of the Marriage upon his return will play out. He truly has gone to perepare a place for His bride ( the church) where we will be together forever. Don't you want to go?
---mia on 5/22/06

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These things must be spiritually discerned and it cannot and will not make sense to those who are unspiritual. We as Christians have an obligation to know why and what we believe so that we can be ready to give an answer.
---mia on 5/22/06

First, we (the church) are the bride of Christ. The entire bible is written onthe premise of reconciling a relationship that was lost with the first Adam. The first Adam had a wife and her name was Eve. The second Adam (the spiritual version) - Jesus will have a wife/bride which is the Church. That is why we are one body many members, but we will all be changed when he returns.
---mia on 5/22/06

No one is saying sex is wrong for married couples. But would sex or marriage have been appriopriate for Jesus? Absolutely not! Sex is a carnal thing that will not exist in heaven. So it is not as sanctified as you make it out to be, Grace and others. Jesus never had a home of His own, never had sex, never married or had children... such things could not fit into the nature of His calling: God come downas man to lay his life for our sins.
---Okebaram on 5/20/06

Jesus came to earth with the soul purpose of doing the Father's will. He was single minded and had a purpose of heart to fulfill His Father's will for the time He was on earth. If He would have married, He would have had a responsibility to another besides His Father.
---Debbie on 5/20/06

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Obviously Grace has a very poor knowledge of the bible and the personality of God for her to suppose that Jesus might have been married. How do some Christians remain ignorant, yet indignant, milk-sucking babies for so long?
---Okebaram on 5/20/06

If Jesus had been married, it wouldn't change His holiness any in my eyes, BUT He WASN'T. There is not the slightest HINT of it in the Bible. Why would I believe an admitted work of fiction by Dan Brown, about whom I know almost nothing? The Bible is non-fiction, full of verifiable Truth, and I know the author intimately!
---Donna_Smith on 5/20/06

Oh for crying out loud! Why is it so difficult to just believe the Bible? Why not consult the Holy Spirit who will lead you into all truth? If you want to know ask him, not the world who doesn't have a clue of what truth even is.

Moderator - They can't Ann because they aren't Christians.
---Ann on 5/20/06

The word of GOD written and controlled by man?
---chad on 5/20/06

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Jesus could not have been married, because He was not only fully Man but at the same time fully God. God cannot marry.
---Helen_5378 on 5/20/06

The reason why Christians cannot choose to believe the DaVinci Code is because it goes against everything the Word of God tells us. It is ridiculous speculation. There is no way Jesus could have survived being crucified because the Romans designed it to make SURE it caused death. Jesus life and death were prophesied by Isaiah, Jeremiah, and King David hundreds of years before Jesus walked the earth. Don't read the Davinci Code, read your Bible!
---chria6374 on 5/20/06

It does not say in the Bible anything about Jesus being married. The Bible is what we go by to know about God, Jesus Christ the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit. It is wrong to say things about Jesus that are not in the Bible.
---Ulrika on 5/19/06

Grace and Daniel ... you are very muddled. There is nothing sinful to marriage, and had Jesus been married, it would not reduce His sinlessness, nor the work He did as our Saviour, But it would have been an important anbd significent part of His life and would have been recorded, paricularly if it was one of the women who followed Him and was there at the Crucifixion.
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/19/06

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And, Okebaram......angels are not human. Jesus was human and Divine, of course.
---Grace on 5/19/06

Is 53:2: He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

Jesus wasn't necessarily ugly, what this means is that he was lonely in terms of friends or spouses. People didn't hang out with, or date him. Besides, supposing that the Son of God came to earth and got married is silly. remeber what happened to the angels who married women.
---Okebaram on 5/19/06

Grace, the problem with Jesus having been married is that it makes the biblical account a lie. Do you believe the bible?
---Okebaram on 5/19/06

Im not saying I beleive in either. Im saying it is wrong to dismiss something as FALSE when the Bible doesn't mention either.

Moderator - The Bible doesn't mention the Apostle Paul flew to the moon. Should we not dismiss this statement using your logic? Using your logic one could believe anything.
---Daniel on 5/19/06

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Again, I ask, why is this such a tough question? Whether he was married, or not, does it change the gift he gave us? Is it alarming and offensive because marriage gives way to the implication of sexuality, which is deemed as sinful and disgusting in the eyes of the church?

Moderator - I don't know what church you go to that thinks sexuality is disgusting, but I would recommend changing churches as that is an unbiblical concept.
---Grace on 5/19/06

Moderator.....I do not think Jesus would approve of false statements. Please provide the scripture evidence that prounces Jesus as unmarried. If you can do this, then there will be a close to this discussion.

Moderator - There isn't one scripture that states Jesus was married, therefore you will need to provide the scriptures if you want to believe otherwise.
---Grace on 5/19/06

Show me scripture please. Show me in the Bible where it says that Jesus was NOT married. In the days of Christ it was unacceptable for a Jew to be unmarried and men who were not wed were not respected. I think we all know that Jesus was respected by all, leading up to his crucifiction. And "woman" when translated from aramaic is the same as "wife". So scholars had to decifer which was which according to the context.

Moderator - There isn't one scripture in the Bible that says Jesus was married, therefore if you believe He was married then it is you who will need to provide the scriptures.
---Daniel on 5/19/06

I take it this blog was brought up because of The Da Vinci Code. I've read the book and plan on seeing the movie, not because I necessarily believe in the message they are conveying, but rather to use the movie/book as a tool to witnessing. If anything, that book/movie proves that Jesus existed. Which is one of the main points for unbeleivers to beleive in. Why don't we take the devil's tool and use it against him.
---Daniel on 5/19/06

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Are you 100% sure that Jesus was not married? Is there anything in the Bible that you can produce that says whether he was or was not?

Moderator - Yes, 100% sure Jesus wasn't married according to the Bible. I think too many people here are already believing the Da Vinci Code lies.
---Daniel on 5/19/06

Moderator.....I'm sorry, but my aim was not to start any doctrine, let alone a false one! What does a doctrine have to do with being married? Being married or not is a fact. It does not change ones spiritual direction or essence, as a doctrine might. And the Bible is not clear either way. So, this would lead me to think that either way is acceptable; to be married, or not. Why would it be bad for Jesus to be married? Where does the concern stem from?

Moderator - The concern is it is a false statement. How would you like someone to tell lies about you? Do you think Jesus would approve of false statements?
---Grace on 5/19/06

Daniel, I so agree with you! I think that if Jesus were married it would make Him no less wondrous and amazing. Why would one think that marriage would produce sin? I am confused about this.

Moderator - However, He wasn't married so lets not start some false doctrine.
---Grace on 5/19/06

I don't think that Jesus being married would make him any less of what He is to all of us. Whether Jesus was married or not the Bible doesn't say. It never mentions that he was, but it also never mentions that He wasn't. I beleive in the Bible completely, but I don't completely dismiss the fact that maybe something else could have happened or occured that wasn't written down.
---Daniel on 5/19/06

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Very strange reasoning anon!
Donna, "Who can be married and not sin."
What on earth does that mean? Marriage causes sin? I think not!
---NVBarbara on 5/18/06

Always remember Satan is the great deceiver, and any doubt of the sinless nature of our LORD Jesus is to separate you from him, please do not fall into Satan's trap it could cost you dearly.
---Dottie on 5/18/06

Anon ... in that case since Jesus is married to His bride, who as you say is us, any of us who are married are committing adultery!!
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/16/06

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