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Does it matter to you if Jesus had a wife?


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Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

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11 years ago

Of course it matters, because the Jesus Christ of the Bible came into the world for a specific purpose. His life, death and resurrection, and John’s vision given to him by Christ Himself, which shows The Lord Jesus as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, does not include anything remotely suggestive that He, the God-man would have side-tracked that purpose to marry. He didn’t come into the world to please Himself, only to die for us. It is ludicrous, not because marraige has anything wrong with it, it was given to us as a great blessing by God Himself, but because of who Christ is. He is God, existed for eternity before the creation of the universe and will rule it for eternity future. I believe this is just another attempt by the enemy of our souls to turn us away from the only Hope we have in this world, which is Jesus Christ.

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