Davinci Code says Jesus was married.
doctrine teaches that Jesus Christ was married also, but
by reading Mormon scripture D&C 113:1-6. According to
the chapter heading, this Q&A revelation session was
conducted by the Prophet Joseph Smith himself.
is the Stem of Jesse spoken of in the 1st, 2d,
3d, 4th, and 5th verses of the 11th chapter of Isaiah?
2. Verily thus saith the Lord: It is Christ.
3. What is the rod spoken of in the first verse of the 11th
chapter of Isaiah, that should come of the Stem
4. Behold, thus saith the Lord: It is a servant in the hands
of Christ, who is partly a descendant of
Jesse as well as of Ephraim, or of the house of Joseph,
on whom there is laid much power.
5. What is the root of Jesse spoken of in the 10th verse
of the 11th chapter?
6. Behold, thus saith the Lord, it is a descendant
of Jesse, as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly belongs
the priesthood, and the keys of the kingdom, for an ensign,
and for the gathering of my people in the last days.
(See also D&C 110:16. In fact, most of D&C 110.)
look at verse 6, it goes all the way to the point of implying
that Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith himself was a direct
descendant of Jesus.
only does Mormon scripture assert that Jesus had descendants,
he had at least two wives.
is taught in LDS Seminary and Institute, that Jesus was
married. Jesus had to follow all of the commandments in
order to fulfil all righteousness (Matt 3:15). In other
words, since Jesus commanded Joseph Smith that none can
enter into heaven unless they enter into the New and Everlasting
Covenant of Marriage (D&C 132), then, of course, Jesus
must have also been married.
to LDS scripture, the Mormon Church has officially explained
Scripture says that He, the Lord, came walking in the Temple,
with His train; I do not know who they were, unless His
wives and children."
- The Prophet Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses Vol.
are those in this audience who are descendants of the Lord's
Twelve Apostles-and, shall I say it, yes, descendants of
the Savior himself! His seed is represented in the body
of these men."
- LDS First Presidency Memeber and Apostle George Q.
Cannon, Solemn Assembly in the Salt Lake Temple, July 2,
1899, Meeting Notes Utah State Historical Society, p. 376.
you ever going to be prepared to see God, Jesus Christ,
His angels, or comprehend His servants, unless you take
a faithful and prayerful course? Did you actually know Joseph
Smith? No. Do you know brother Brigham? No. Do you know
brother Heber? No, you do not. Do you know the Twelve? You
do not, if you did, you would begin to know God, and learn
that those men who are chosen to direct and counsel
you are near kindred to God and to Jesus Christ, for the
keys, power, and authority of the kingdom of God are in
that lineage. I speak of these things with a view
to arouse your feelings and your faithfulness towards God
the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ, that you may pray
and be humble, and penitent."
- The Apostle Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses,
Vol. 4, p.248
that is as plain as the translators, or different councils
over this Scripture, dare allow it to go to the world, but
the thing is there; it is told; Jesus was the bridegroom
at the marriage of Cana of Galilee, and he told them what
there was actually a marriage; and if Jesus was not the
bridegroom on that occasion, please tell who was. If
any man can show this, and prove that it was not the Savior
of the world, then I will acknowledge I am in error.
We [The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] say
it was Jesus Christ who was married, to be brought
into the relation whereby he could see his seed, before
he was crucified. "Has he indeed passed by the nature
of angels, and taken upon himself the seed of Abraham, to
die without leaving a seed to bear his name on the earth?"
No. But when the secret is fully out, the seed of the blessed
shall be gathered in, in the last days; and he who has not
the blood of Abraham flowing in his veins, who has not one
particle of the Savior's in him, I am afraid is a stereotyped
Gentile, who will be left out and not be gathered in the
last days; for I tell you it is the chosen of God, the seed
of the blessed, that shall be gathered. I do not despise
to be called a son of Abraham, if he had a dozen wives;
or to be called a brother, a son, a child of the Savior,
if he had Mary, and Martha, and several others, as wives;
and though he did cast seven devils out of one of them,
it is all the same to me."
the Savior died, he looked upon his own natural children,
as we look upon ours; he saw his seed, and immediately afterwards
he was cut off from the earth; but who shall declare
his generation? They had no father to hold them in honorable
remembrance; they passed into the shades of obscurity, never
to be exposed to mortal eye as the seed of the blessed one.
For no doubt had they been exposed to the eye of the world,
those infants might have shared the same fate as the children
of Jerusalem in the days of Herod, when all the children
were ordered to be slain under such an age, with the hopes
of slaying the infant Savior. They might have suffered by
the hand of the assassin, as the sons of many kings have
done who were heirs apparent to the thrones of their fathers."
- The Apostle Orson Hyde, Journal of Discourses, 26
vols., 2:, p. 82, 83
was the bridegroom at the marriage of Cana of Galilee,
and he told them what to do. Now there was actually a marriage;
and if Jesus was not the bridegroom on that occasion, please
tell who was. If any man can show this, and prove that it
was not the Savior of the world, then I will acknowledge
I am in error. We say it was Jesus Christ who was
married, to be brought into the relation whereby
he could see his seed, before he was crucified."
- The Apostle Orson Hyde, Journal
of Discourses, Vol. 2, p. 82
I Attended the Sabbath School Conference .... Joseph F.
Smith spoke one hour & 25 minutes. He spoke upon the
Marriage in Cana at Galilee. He taught Jesus was
the Bridgegroom and Mary & Martha the brides.
He also refered to Luke 10 ch. 38 to 42 verse, Also John
11 ch. 2 & 5 vers John 12 Ch 3d vers, John 20 8 to 18.
Joseph Smith spoke upon these passages to show that Mary
& Martha manifested much Closer relationship than merely
a believer which looks consister. He did not think that
Jesus who decended through Poligamous families from Abraham
down & who fulfilled all the Law even baptism by immersion
would have lived and died without being married."
Prophet Wilford Woodruff wrote in his journal on July 22,
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 Savior
that is too pure and holy to fulfil the commands of his
Father. I worship one that is just pure and holy enough
'to fulfil all righteousness;' not only the righteous law
of baptism, but the still more righteous and important law
'to multiply and replenish the earth.' Startle not at this!
for even the Father himself honored that law by coming down
to Mary, without a natural body, and begetting a son; and
if Jesus begat children, he only 'did that which he had
seen his Father do.'"
- The Apostle Orson Hyde, Journal of Discourses, Vol.
2, p. 210
will be borne in mind that once on a time, there was a marriage
in Cans of Galilee; and on a careful reading of that transaction,
it will be discovered that no less a person than Jesus
Christ was married on that occasion. If he was
never married, his intimacy with Mary and Martha, and the
other Mary also whom Jesus loved, must have been highly
unbecoming and improper to say the best of it."
- The Apostle Orson Hyde, Journal of Discourses, Vol.
4, p. 259
taught, as did a few other Mormons of his day, that Christ
was married—indeed that Christ was married to both
Mary and Martha and that the famous wedding of Cana was
in reality Christ's own wedding. In his own mind
Heber was not only a follower of Christ, but a literal descendant.
In his last public sermon, two months before his death,
he said, "You do not know who Heber C. Kimball is,
or you would do better."If one can accept the possibility
of Christ's marriage, then such a descent is possible."
- Biography of Apostle Heber C. Kimball, p. 275
are not informed at what time Jesus was to be married to
this kin's daughter or to any of the rest of His wives.
But from what John the Baptist says, He may have been married
to some of them previous to that prophets martyrdom: The
passage is as follows; 'He that hath the Bride is the Bridegroom:
but the friend of the Bridegroom, which standeth and heareth
Him, rejoiceth greatly because of the Bridegroom's voice:
this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but
I must decrease.' (John 3: 29, 30.) And again, 'Jesus said
unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as
long as the Bridegroom is with them? but the days will come,
when the Bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall
they fast.' (Mathew 9: 15.) John represents Jesus as already
in the possession of the Bride; while the Saviour confirms
what John says, by calling Himself 'the Bridegroom,' and
the disciples 'the children of the Bridechamber,' but who
the Bride was neither of them informs us. Whether Jesus
had married any of His wives at that time or not, it is
very evident that there will be a marriage of the Son of
God at the time of His second coming: for Jesus said, 'The
kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made
a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call
them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not
-The Apostle Orson Pratt, The Seer, Vol.1, No.11, p.
was a heathen philosopher; and what does he say upon the
subject of Christ and his Apostles, and their belief? He
says, the 'grand reason why the Gentiles and philosophers
of his school persecuted Jesus Christ, was because He had
so many wives; there were Elizabeth, and Mary,
and a host of others that followed Him.' After Jesus went
from the stage of action, the Apostles followed the example
of their master. . . The grand reason of the burst of public
sentiment in anathemas upon Christ and his disciples, casing
his crucifixion, was evidently based on polygamy,. . .a
belief in the doctrine of plurality of wives caused the
persecution of Jesus, and his followers. We might almost
think they were 'Mormons.'"
- The Apostle Jedediah M. Grant, Second Counselor to
Brigham Young in the First Presidency, Journal of Discourses,
Vol 1. ppl 345-346
Mormon author outlines detailed Mormon doctrine showing
Jesus was married
Case for a Married Jesus
LDS publication, Dialogue, reviews Mormon doctrine on subject
of Jesus' marriages