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A Heart For God: So Where Was The Big Wedding?

Saturday, September 30, 2006

So Where Was The Big Wedding?

(Originally posted on 5/21/06.) The Da Vinci Code movie has arrived in theatres this weekend. It’s based on the best-selling book by the same name written by author Dan Brown. One of the issues promoted in the movie/book is that the Bible is full of inaccuracies including when it comes to the person and life of Jesus. Of course, The Da Vinci Code corrects these inaccuracies. : ) Some of the corrections include that Christ was really married to one of his followers - the woman, Mary Magdalene. And if that isn’t enough, my friends, they had a child together whose descendant is still alive to this day. : 0 So what evidence does The Da Vinci Code have to make such a claim? Well, it’s flimsy at best. Brown in his book offers the fact that Jewish men were expected to marry and so Jesus must have been married! Another fact Brown affords is based on a quote from an apocryphal gospel. (Apocryphal means: “false, counterfeit.”) In the so-called “Gospel of Philip” it says the following: “And the companion of the Saviour is Mary Magdalene. Christ loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on her mouth. The rest of the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said to him (Jesus), ‘Why do you love her more than all of us?’” From this passage The Da Vinci Code extrapolates the marriage of Mary Magdalene and our Lord! And I could go on from here, my friends, but I won’t trouble you with any more ridiculousness other than to say - this is what passes for reality in our day and age of increased wisdom. And people buy into it! - hook, line and sinker – especially the biblically illiterate (those who have either never read the Bible or don’t have a clue about what’s in it). To close I want to answer the question: So what evidence do we have that Jesus wasn’t really married to Mary Magdalene? Of course, there’s more weighty evidence than this, but it certainly helps to make the point – You would have thought somebody would have said something?! I mean, wouldn’t Mary herself have wanted to have a big wedding like a lot of women do? And what about her mother? Surely Jesus’ future mother-in-law would have wanted to do it up right for her precious daughter. Right? And so there would have been a wedding and invitations and a pretty white dress and tuxedos for the groomsmen. And people would have come to the wedding (the disciples!). And can you just see them fighting over who should be the best man. Right? And I guess they could have just run off, Jesus and Mary, to Las Vegas or Reno instead? ******* All silliness aside, beloved, but it just goes to the point of how silly it really is. Could Christ really have gotten hitched without anyone knowing about it? I don’t think so.

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