:upeyes: 'Oh ye of little faith,
' Before everyone gets too carried away with this quasi-religious, pseudo-intellectual farce:
(1) The Apostle Paul specifically preached against, both, the Copts and Gnostic heresies.
(2) Christ, Himself, was - and is - married to His bride: THE CHURCH!
If you found a message in a Chinese fortune cookie that said, 'You will, perhaps, be a rich man someday.
' would you believe it? Would it be, 'true'? This is pseudointellectual nonsense, people, and should be treated that way.
During His lifetime, here on earth, the Lord Jesus Christ was repeatedly accused of being a patron of Satan, the devil. If, tomorrow morning, someone discovers a parchment that says, 'Christ is in league with the devil.
' does THAT make the statement true?
Remember there is, still, a huge segment of the earth's population that does NOT believe Jesus of Nazareth is the biblical Messiah. These people do a lot of writing, too. Does that mean they are correct?
Really, this is intellectual nonsense; and bears neither one way, nor another on the true nature of Christ and His life. The one thing we do know that is irrefutable about the life and person of the biblical Jesus of Nazareth is that He perfectly fulfilled The Law. A part of that Law DOES SAY, 'Be fruitful and multiply.
' If Christ is the head of the church; and the church is His bride, then, Jesus Christ did, indeed, keep that commandment; and whether or not He did so in a carnal fashion is simply NOT germane to Christian faith.
As for Mary Magdalene? She is a reformed whore. As such, and in an important allegorical sense, Mary Magdalene represents the almost irrepressible urge of the (wandering) human soul to go a whoring. That's it! This and her, 'discovery' of the Risen Christ represent Mary Magdalene's real spiritual significance to Christian faith.
Somebody's been watching too many reruns of The Da Vinci Code. :freak: