- Dec 11, 2018
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- Marital Status
To summarize, Jesus lumped his brothers and his mother together. While we can't prove Jesus had brothers from the same mother to those who do not want to accept it, what basis in the Bible is there to doubt it? There is no such basis, it is a question only because of the traditional belief of those of certain churches that Mary was a perpetual virgin, which also has no basis from the Bible, and that belief is more linked to the belief in her as the Queen of Heaven. That Jesus speaks of them linked together with Mary his mother speaks enough to me, along with James speaking of himself as, and others knowing him as, the brother of the Lord.
End of discussion.
Nor can we prove whether Jesus was married or not. There are lots of hints but no solid proof either way.
The responses do not change anything for what I had said, they make my very point then. As there is no basis whatsoever in the Bible to say those that are called the brothers of Jesus in the Bible, with the mother of Jesus, are not really his brothers from that same mother, not only should it be an end of discussion on it, the claims that the brothers of Jesus are not the brothers of the same mother should not be tolerated either. It should be excluded unless there is basis from the Bible.