“Jesus was married?!”
That was part of a conversation I had with a temple worthy Mormon just a few months ago. She explained to me that her son was being taught the LDS doctrine of Jesus being married. It was the catalyst to bringing them out of the Church and accepting the real Jesus of the Bible.
There are many places of documentation to “prove” to the readers this is truly what the Church teaches. Here is just one of them:
Journal of Discourses, 4:259-60; “It will be borne in mind that once on a time, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and on a careful reading of that transaction, it will be discovered that no less a person than Jesus Christ was married on that occasion. If he was never married, his intimacy with Mary and Martha, and the other Mary also whom Jesus loved, must have been highly unbecoming and improper to say the best of it.
I will venture to say that if Jesus Christ were now to pass through the most pious countries in Christendom with a train of women,. such as used to follow him, fondling about him, combing his hair, anointing him with precious ointment, washing his feet with tears, and wiping them with the hair of their heads and unmarried, or even married, he would be mobbed, tarred, and feathered, and rode, not on an ass, but on a rail. What did the old Prophet mean when he said (speaking of Christ), “He shall see his seed, prolong his days, &c.””
There is not one single scripture in all of the Bible that remotely suggests of such a teaching; therefore let us read some of His Divine attributes from Col. 1:15-8;
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 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.”
Accepting that Jesus didn’t have to have sex in order to be holy is quite the dilemma for the Mormon.