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Published: Monday, Nov. 15 2004 12:00 a.m. MST

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To "Hey Yes or No"

That is very interesting. The majority would vote Jesus had no three wives. And some would vote Jesus had three wives. Aren't they all from the same Church you belong to? Why the Church itself does not deny this blasphemy against Jesus if the majorty vote for NO. A CHURCH PROMOTING SPECULATIONS, ASSUMPTIONS and at the same time claiming as the ONLY TRUE CHURCH is confused as you are confused. Don't spin the whole issue by blaming the thoughtful thinkers as anti-mormons. Feel sorry for you guys!


The challenge to point out changes in the Catholic church is easy. Without much thought to the subject, here are a few.

1. priests were only required to not marry a few hundred years ago, not in antiquity.
2. the Catholic church refused to believe that the earth was round and persecuted scholars who proved otherwise.
3. The chuch imposed the inquisition in Spain and Italy, killing an torturing thousands. Do they still believe this.
4. The chuch used to teach that the Jews were responsible for Christs murder. They recently apologized for this. If there was no change in belief, then no apology was necessary.

I could go on an on, but I was asked for one change in the Catholic church.


HEY! No one on here knew Jesus personally. So quit making stuff up about him and his life. Although, he could of been married to Mary Mag., but that is it! No others! Don't mix this with Mormon polyagamy! NO WAY ON EARTH! That is all man made arrangements and just a form of slavery. You guys who believe this malarkey need to REPENT!

I'm confused....

I'm confused. Many of the comments are pointing out a distinction, which makes no difference:

"Official Mormon doctrine does NOT teach that Jesus was married (to three women or thirty!), BUT we know that Mormon doctrine DOES say that to attain the highest level of the celestial kingdom, a man must be sealed to a worth women (section 132)".

So....we do believe he was married. I personally don't care one way or another, but we do believe that. Maybe no GA has the courage to actually discuss it, but it is true. End of story.

To Laguna

Talk to me about their beliefs of the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ which have been changed. I'm not a Catholic, but I thought earth was flat when I was like 8 or 9 years old. I think the earth is round now after my "brain" developed.


I'm inclined to believe that if Jesus were married during his ministry (i.e. from the age of 30 to his death at 33), the Gospels would have mentioned that fairly significant detail.

On the other hand, if Jesus made it to 30 without getting married, there was one Jewish mama who definitely fell down on the job.

It's possible that Jesus was married at some point, but that his wife died before he turned 30. (The life expectancy of a wife in those days wasn't great; childbirth alone killed women like flies.) Nothing much is mentioned of Jesus' adolescence and early adulthood, so you can't necessarily draw any inference one way or the other from the silence of the scriptural record of that period. Maybe he was, and maybe he wasn't.


This is so old news its pathetic. This article was Published Monday, Nov. 15, 2004 9:12 a.m. MST, but to tell you the truth... Who cares?

To Thomas

Jesus was not married, neither he had three wives. If he was married, that reason would have been used against him while he was prosecuted by the Jews. Jesus's disciple St.Thomas came to India in AD 52. He taught many high caste Hindus (brahmins) about Christ. The Christians in the Southern part of India are the followers of St.Thomas' own testimony of Jesus. I have studied many written documents from the year 400 AD. The Christians in India are strong as their first love to Christ. They know more about Christ, his life and teachings.


The early Catholic church got their mistaken belief that the earth was flat FROM the bible. All of the beliefs of the Catholic church were derived from their understanding of the bible. They had no other scripture than the bible. And they were wrong in many of their beliefs as I have provided above.

Laughter is the best medicine

People just like to argue and fight! It is the true nature of all humans. As for me, I respect all the views written on here. It help me understand those around me just a bit better. Also, Deseret News Thanks for the many humorous blogs. They make my day!


Show me from the Bible where it is said that the earth is flat, and that being used by Catholics to believe that.

To Marshall

This discussion is all speculation and a member of any of the multitudes of Christian sects as well as Mormon, Jew, Muslim, atheist, etc. could discuss this doctrinal issue until they were blue in the face, but IT WOULDN'T MATTER.

That is not the point of the article here. The point as I read it is that we need to live the precepts of our religions. Love your neighbor does not mean love your neighbor unless he's Mormon and in that case, lie and throw accusations around and make anonymous false allegations on blogs and doing this will assure that you are a good Christian.

"WE need to love the Mormons, but surely not at the cost of abandoning even the minimum elements of objectivity." That's what Marshall R Motz said. Perhaps he has a special edition of the Bible that exempts the "love one another" part from applying to Mormons.

To Marshall

If you google the name of the original commentor, you can find the discussion out of which his comment came and why he posted here. Wow. A lot of vitriol and misrepresentations and half truths out there.

To "Laughter is the best..."

Being a new kid in the town, I have been invited for a "dinner" at a Mormon friend's home. At the end of the dinner, the atmosphere has been changed into reading the Book Of Mormon and praises to Joseph Smith. Whatelse to say than "Trapped"! Talking about my experience to another friend who is not a Mormon, he had the same experience from this Mormon friend also. We all have laugher with Mormons especially when it comes to SPECULATIONS!

Talkin' Jesus Here

What happen to the subject Jesus, talk on here?

TO Iaguna/Laguna:

Let me break it to you gently, the earth is not flat. I believe Christopher Columbus is the one who thought at one time that the world was flat, but he soon got over it.


More Mormon urban legends, don't we just love em!!!
Stick to the Scriptures and stop the second guessing.


This line of thought is ridiculous. Look at all of the time that has been wasted by speculation. Nobody knows the marital status of the Savior, so let's just leave it at that. You have your beliefs and I have mine. Whichever is right, great! In the long run, it really doesn't matter.



JESUS ALWAYS MATTERS! He is our savior and without him we are all be in big trouble big time. He died for our sins. Could any of us do that for the whole world? There are days however, that i would certainly like to do so, but I know it wouldn't be possible for none of us have the power for this sacrafice without the help of Gods. So we need to appreciate this great man for what he stood for. Plus, throw away all the twisted crosses that resemble his death where he was brutally killed. The cross was a weapon for the murder our savior. It's ugly! Even satan worshipers wear them upside down. GRIZZLY!

The answer is NO

I repeat what has been said earlier: Christ's marital status cannot be found in Church doctrine nor does it appear in any revelation or scripture of the LDS faith. Do not confuse speculation with revelation.

The prophet Joseph Smith wrote: "We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God."

Since God has not revealed this matter it cannot be counted as Church doctrine. The only way a Mormon should believe in the matter at hand is if it is revealed to the prophet.

Answer YES

Your prophet Joseph Smith said God revealted to him that Lamanites are the principal ancestors of the American Indians. Now that has been changed in the Book Of Mormon. Which prophet got the revelation now that the Lamanites are among and not the principal ancestors of the American Indians? Dear Friend, how do you spin that subject with speculation and revelation?

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