For centuries the haters of the Lord Jesus have promoted the blasphemy that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had at least one child by her. Even worse, some state that Jesus and Mary Magdalene simply participated in unmarried sex.
The latter claim is the worst because it casts doubt on the sinless nature of the Lord Jesus. If Jesus was not sinless then He could not have been the spotless sacrifice for the sins of the mankind.
Recent examples of this blasphemy is Dan Brown’s book, The DaVinci Code, and the film, The Last Temptation of Christ. Both of these are works of fiction, but blasphemous nonetheless.
The first obvious reason that this blasphemous claim is wrong is simply because there is no mention or even indication of any marriage of Jesus in the Bible. There is also another problem. To understand it we must go back to Genesis.
“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them …” – Genesis 6:4.The “sons of God” (ben elohim, Strong’s H1121, H430) were created spiritual beings that dwelled in Heaven. Bear in mind that in the Bible most, if not all, angels appeared as normal men. The offspring of these rebellious angels “coming into” human women were hybrid beings – giants. (Numbers 13:33, Deuteronomy 2:20, 3:11) This is difficult for us to understand, but it is borne out in the Word of God.
Because of the unusual nature of the events of Genesis 6:4, a human explanation or interpretation was developed that the “sons of God” were the sons of Seth, and the “daughters of men” were the female descendants of Cain. Nowhere in the Word of God is this implied. Celsus, a 2nd Century Greek philosopher, and the Roman Emperor Julian (known as the Apostate) both subscribed to the “Sethite” theory. This is not good company for a Christian to keep.
The Lord clearly spoke against mixing species or inter-breeding species (Leviticus 19:19), which the rebellious angels violated.
Jesus, the Son of God, was God and man. He was a physical human being, but He was also God. Because of the precedent described in Genesis 6:4, any children fathered by the Lord Jesus would also have been hybrid beings.
These are all valid reasons why the Lord Jesus did not marry Mary Magdalene, or father any children. But the best reason of all is the fact that the Lord Jesus was already committed. He was already espoused to the Church, the Bride of Christ. (Revelation 19:7-9) May His bride be in readiness for her faithful Groom.
Even so, come Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20)