People like to point out that there is no mention in the New Testament that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. But equally one can say that there is no mention in the New Testament that he was not married. In the old scripts there is no evidence either that Jesus made an oath or vow to remain unmarried.
To imagine Jesus as a bachelor is both illogical and unbelievable! In those days there were clear laws and rules for men such as Jesus who came from an important bloodline. These rules made it clear that all male descendants had to marry, and have at least two sons. This was also applicable to Jesus of the house of David (1). He was obliged to marry.
In the days of Jesus, Judaism considered marriage to be an important fulfilment of God’s law. Therefore, it was said, “Be fertile and increase.” (2) It is only logical that Jesus also married. If he had remained unmarried, the Pharisees, who were definitely not his friends, could have accused him of a serious lapse, with all its legal consequences.
Why was Mary Magdalene never spoken of
Why was Jesus’s marriage not mentioned throughout the centuries? Why was Mary Magdalene never recorded as his wife?
Would her life have been in danger after Jesus’s crucifixion, if she had lived openly as his wife? It is known that she had to flee to Egypt, from where she set off for the south of France.
Is it the fact that she was only later removed as his wife from the old scripts?
Anyway, it did not, and does not, fit with the sexual morals of the church that Jesus – as ‘Son of God’ – had a physical relationship with a woman!
We shall probably never know exactly why but the consequences continue to be of extreme importance. For the suppression of women and (female) sexuality during the last centuries has had a devastating effect on society. We are shown this fake moral quite clearly these days, where so much sexual suppression and injuries to women are revealed.
(1)Seventeen verses in the New Testament call Jesus ‘the son of David’, also see goo.gl/8zKFd
(2) Luke 2:51-52
(3) Photo: goo.gl/qdJyPx