Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Married Jesus? Again?!?

I am not going to waste a lot of time and energy on this story hitting the media at the moment. Some Harvard professor is revealing an ancient document probably from the 4th Century stating that the Lord Jesus had a wife.

Been there, done that. Over and over again across church history. It keeps coming back like gum or dog doo doo on your shoes. Aside from being 400 years after Christ walked the earth, the linkage to the Gnostics ought to open a few eyes or at least raise a few eyebrows.

Scripture does not reference the Lord having a wife. With one exception. And here it is:

The only "bride" the Lord has is the Church—the body of Christ. But some folks can't be content with that simple biblical truth, and they will go to amazing lengths to create a Jesus of their own imagination.

Gnosticism never went away. Antinomianism never went away. Most if not all of the errors fought by the Lord Himself, and by Him through the Apostles and writers of Scripture are still around stinking up the place, albeit with different disguises from time to time. We are warned in Scripture repeatedly about false teachers and false doctrine. We are warned over and over again, and yet each generation manages to find a way to ignore the warning and fall for the error.

It does get tiresome.

Addendum: Fox News just published this little update. Some scholars are a bit skeptical, to put it mildly.

1 comment:

dora said...

This sort of thing is becoming the norm.

What next?

Don't even guess!