Did Jesus Marry Mary Magdalene

The question, did Jesus marry Mary Magdalene, has surfaced many times and has been a subject of much debate. In my opinion, the answer is no.  To even consider this question, it has to be acknowledged that both Jesus and Mary Magdalene were real people. A real person is one who actually existed.

Who Was Mary Magdalene

Here are the scripture references.

Matthew 27:55-61: And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him. 56: Among which was Mary Magdalene….verse 61: And there was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre,

Mark: 15:40; There was also women looking on afar off, among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses and Salome.

Mark 16:1; And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome, had bought spices that they might come and anoint him….

Mark 16:9; And when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devil. 10; And she (Mary Magdalene) went and told them, that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

Luke 8:2; And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils..As you read please note that there were other women ministering unto him

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note: both Mark and Luke mention seven devils being cast out of Mary Magdalene. There is no doubt,  that she loved Jesus, for who he was and what he had done for her.

Luke 24:10; It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary, the mother of James and other women that were with them which told those things unto the apostles.

John 19:25; Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, his mother’s sister Mary the wife of Cleophas and Mary Magdalene.

John 20:1-18; This is the story of Mary Magdalene being the first to see Jesus, after His resurrection. I would recommend that you get your bible and read the story.. Verse 18: Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord….

The question: Was Jesus married to Mary Magdalene?

The answer for me is simple… If Jesus were married, to Mary magdalene, I believe it would be in the bible.There is nothing in the bible that points to Him being married. He would have asked Mary Magdalene to look after His mother if she were his wife. He would have asked  someone to look after Mary Magdalene if He were married to her. He didn’t!

If He were not married and had had a relationship with Mary Magdalene, He would have committed sin and scripture says there was no sin found in him. 1 Peter 2:22.. There are many other scriptures that speak of Jesus being sinless..

That’s my simple explanation.

Also…If they were married or in a relationship and had a child as some propose, don’t you think that the authorities, those who crucified Jesus, would have been watching her and would have killed the child.

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He knows Me

Often my wife will ask the question, “what are you thinking about” or “what’s on your mind.” Then she will say “I know you and I know that you are thinking about something and if it’s serious you raise your eyebrows.”

Yes my wife knows a lot about me but although she says ” I can read your mind” really she can’t, hewever; He knows me.

Psalm 139:1-19

Lord, you have examined me
    and know all about me.
You know when I sit down and when I get up.
    You know my thoughts before I think them.
You know where I go and where I lie down.
    You know everything I do.
Lord, even before I say a word,
    you already know it.
You are all around me—in front and in back—
    and have put your hand on me.
Your knowledge is amazing to me;
    it is more than I can understand.

Where can I go to get away from your Spirit?
    Where can I run from you?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there.
    If I lie down in the grave, you are there.
If I rise with the sun in the east
    and settle in the west beyond the sea,
10 even there you would guide me.
    With your right hand you would hold me.

11 I could say, “The darkness will hide me.
    Let the light around me turn into night.”
12 But even the darkness is not dark to you.
    The night is as light as the day;
    darkness and light are the same to you.

13 You made my whole being;
    you formed me in my mother’s body.
14 I praise you because you made me in

an amazing and wonderful way.
    What you have done is wonderful.
    I know this very well.
15 You saw my bones being formed
    as I took shape in my mother’s body.
When I was put together there,
16 you saw my body as it was formed.
All the days planned for me
    were written in your book
    before I was one day old.

17 God, your thoughts are precious to me.
    They are so many!
18 If I could count them,
    they would be more than all the grains of sand.
When I wake up,
    I am still with you.

Yes, I have that assurance within, that He knows me. My wife can say, “I know you are thinking about something but Jesus can say, “I know what you are thinking.”

Christian Thoughts To Ponder

I have been a Christian, for over forty-five years and I still deal with sinful thoughts that rear their evil messages in my mind. Jesus said in Mark 7-15: “Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them, rather it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.”

The purpose of this post, christian thoughts to ponder, is to remind myself and you who are reading this post that we are all the same. Those of us who practice the christian faith, through our acceptance of Jesus as savior and lord, deal with evil thoughts. For many of us, especially us men, we are too proud and maybe too afraid to expose our feelings to others.

One of those unseen evil thoughts that I deal with is lust. My friends are unaware of it, my wife is unaware of it because over my life time I, through the indwelling holy spirit, have been able to surrender it to God. Whenever a lustful thought comes to my mind I simply say, Lord, this is an unclean thought and I surrender it to you. One of my favorite portions of scripture in understanding this concept is:  2 Corinthians 10:4-5..  The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

How do we take thoughts captive? This is what I do and yes, I sometimes forget. I pray to God and ask that he take the thought and purify my thinking. I tell him and he already knows. that this is an evil thought and it can lead to sin and I surrender it to him.

Jesus went on to say in Mark 7: 20 “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

What evil thought or thoughts are you dealing with in your life? Please leave a comment.

 

 

All About Glory

I was reading a devotional written by Paul David Tripp and he makes the statement that life is all about glory. I have been thinking about that statement as it applies to my life as a Christian. Below are a few verses concerning glory.

1 Cor: 10-31….So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Cor 10:23-33

All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. 24 Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. 25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. 26 For “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.” 27 If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience. 28 But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for the sake of conscience— 29 I do not mean your conscience, but his. For why should my liberty be determined by someone else’s conscience? 30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks?

31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.32 Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, 33 just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.

So my question is am I living for God’s glory or my glory?

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Textedead

I recognize that there is no such word as textedead, however; it’s a word that I coined from texted and dead. The word came to me as I was walking pass a truck, that was on a parking lot and both the driver and passenger were texting. Thankfully they made a wise decision to pull over and text.

Sadly, there are too many people who text, while their vehicle is moving and are leaving themselves open to a tragedy. I would not call it an accident as they are being negligent.

I have heard stories of passengers shouting at a driver, before an accident, to stop texting. Personally, I would take the phone from the driver and maybe toss it out the window.

This video is from youtube and was taken by a state trooper. The caption says that the person driving was texting.


The Anatomy Of A Car Crash While Texting

This is my commitment

When driving, I promise not to pick up my phone for a ring or a ping unless there is another person, in the vehicle, who can answer it for me. I will pull over, when convenient, to answer the call or the text. I know, it’s against the law to be on the phone or to text, however; like many, I have broken this law. Sadly, many people have been killed or injured, some seriously because they were distracted by calling or texting.

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