The Godhead – Jesus Christ

 

 

Jesus Christ married Mary, Martha and the other Mary at Cana of Galilee

 

 

 

Mormons believe and teach that Jesus Christ got married at Cana of Galilee. Here is what Orson Hyde, one of the members of the first Council of Twelve Apostles, said: “If at the marriage of Cana of Galilee, Jesus was the bridegroom and took unto him Mary, Martha and the other Mary, it shocks not our nerves. If there was not attachment and familiarity between our Saviour and these women, highly proper only in the relation of husband and wife, then we have no sense of propriety’ (Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, pages 81-82), and also: ‘I discover that some of the Eastern papers represent me as a great blasphemer, because I said, in my lecture on Marriage, at our last Conference, that Jesus Christ was married at Cana of Galilee, that Mary, Martha, and others were his wives, and that he begat children. All that I have to say in reply to that charge is this – they worship a Saviour that is too pure and holy to fulfill the commands of his Father. I worship one that is just pure and holy enough ‘to fulfill all righteousness’, not only the righteous law of baptism, but the still more righteous and important law ‘to multiply and replenish the earth’ (Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, page 210). The reason why Mormon teach that Jesus Christ got married, is that according to the Mormon doctrine of salvation there can be no exaltation to the fullness of the blessings of the celestial kingdom outside of the marriage relation. Couples whose marriages have not been sealed for eternity become angels and not gods in the life to come; only those sealed to each other for eternity become gods (Doctrine and Covenants 132:19,20). So if Jesus Christ was not married during His earthly life, He could not rise higher than an angel in the next life.

 

Confutation

 

The apostle John says about the wedding which took place in Cana of Galilee: “On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding” (John 2:1-2 – NKJV). It is evident, therefore, that the bridegroom at that wedding was not Jesus Christ because He was invited with His disciples to that wedding. If Jesus had been the bridegroom John would have written that Jesus invited His disciples to His wedding because we know that a bridegroom is not invited to his own wedding rather he invites people to His wedding. It is absolutely wrong, therefore, to affirm that Jesus was married at Cana of Galilee.

However, it is true that one day Jesus Christ will get married: His marriage will take place in heaven when He returns in glory. His bride is the Church, whom He loved and for whom He gave Himself “that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:26-27 – NKJV). When the apostle John was in the Spirit (while on the island that is called Patmos), he heard the voice of a great multitude saying: ‘Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints” (Revelation 19:6-8 - NKJV).

Brothers, beware of Mormons, for they preach another Jesus.

 

 

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