By Wendell Tenison
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The apostle Paul gave a sturn warning that if anyone even an angel from heaven preach any other gospel that what they had already received, let him be accursed. Paul said it twice in order if we missed it the first time, surely not the second. Case in point, Mohammed and Joseph Smith who allegedly received direct law and another testament of Jesus Christ from angels.
Gal 1:6-9 "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:..... Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ......But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed......As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."
There are no scriptures that even hint that Jesus had a wife. The idea that Jesus had a wife are only figments of the imaginations of the Gnostics.
There are four that are named whom Jesus loved, the first, a young man calling him good master asking him how he could inherit eternal life.
Mark 10:21 "Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me."
Next, Jesus loved Martha, her sister and expecially their brother Lazarus.
John 11:5 "Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus."
John 11:36 "Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!"
Which of the named above did Jesus love the most? You figure it out.
John 13:23-25 "Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved......Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake......He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?"
John 19:26 "When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!"
John 20:2 "Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him."
John 21:7 "Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea."
John 21:20 "Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?"
John 21:21 -23 "Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?.....Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me......Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?"
It can only be assumed that the disciple whom Jesus loved was John, but we could be in deep trouble for teaching something we cannot prove.
John 13:1 "Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end."
John 14:21 "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."
The bottom line are those who keep his commandments are the ones that Jesus loves, period.
Luke 8:2 "And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,"
John 19:25 "Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene."
Mary Magdalene was a woman of Magdala, one of two cities in ancient Israel.
First, there is no evidence anywhere in the scripture that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute. Secondly, Jesus had cast out seven devils from her and that being the case, would the devils have entered into her if she was a child of the devil? A house divided against itself cannot stand, Mark 3:24-26
Regarding whether or not Jesus loved Mary Magdalene enough to marry her is just another ploy by the Gnostics to turn people away from the truth in obeying our Lord. These indigents in knowledge can be compared to what the Lord said to the Scribes, Pharisees and hypcrites, you strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.
Mat 23:24 "Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel."
1 Cor 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."
With the exception of those who have room-mates, men and women who are single are said to live alone. The only one that Jesus said was with him was his fahter. This is tacitly opposed to anyone else living with him.
John 8:16 "And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me."
John 8:29 "And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him."
John 16:32 "Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me."
Rom 7:4 "Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God."
This was the case with the Jews in that they could not be married to another, that is Christ, untill they first became dead to the law of Moses.
2 Cor 11:2 "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ."
Make no mistake about it, the Corinthians were the wife of the Lord.
Rev 21:9 "And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife."
Postitive proof that the Lamb Jesus Christ does have a wife and he loves her.
Eph 5:25 "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"
Col 1:18 "And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence."
Col 1:24 "Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:"
Eph 1:22-23 "And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,.....Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all."
Eph 5:30 "For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones."
The Lamb's wife, the body of Christ and the church of Christ are all one and the same, being singular.
© 2015 by Wendell Tenison
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