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Bible Q

Was Joshua married?

There is no reference to Joshua having a wife or to his having children. Nevertheless he may have been married and it simply was not recorded.

Is it committing adultery if it’s my boyfriend?

Adultery is defined as “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse”1 or, to put it more simply, if one of you is married then having sex is committing adultery. It doesn’t matter if you have started a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship, if one of you is married then […]

If it’s OK for Christians to eat shellfish and pork then is it OK for Christians to commit sexual immorality?

All food permitted, before and after the Law of Moses Both before and after the Law of Moses God allowed people to eat anything. The instruction given to Noah was  “Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you.” (Genesis 9:3). During the period of the Law of Moses food was restricted for the […]

What does Titus 2 say about a woman’s role today?

According to Paul in Titus 2 older women are not to tell malicious stories, nor drink too much alcohol. They are to be reverent in behaviour, and to teach what is good. Although older women are specifically mentioned I don’t think anyone imagines that it is ok for people other than older women to do […]

What does the Bible say about interracial marriage?

Marriage in the Bible is the joining of one man to one women in a binding promise made before God. We are encouraged to careful in forming relationships and to seek those who share our faith (cf. 2 Cor 6:14). Race is not a consideration – we are all one in Christ (Gal 3:28). The […]

Where in the Old or New Testament does it forbid or warn a married man not to be in the company of other women?

When you speak of a married man being in the company of other women, I am assuming you mean romantic interest is involved. The Bible is very explicit — extra marital interest is totally unacceptable to God.  A small selection of passages from the Old and New Testament addressing these issues: Proverbs 2:16-19: So you will […]

When did marriage become a legal contract?

The first marriage was between Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, before there were any marriage laws. This became a pattern for all future marriages (Genesis 2:24). We do not know when the first human laws about marriage were introduced, but they pre-date reliable recorded history. See the Wikipedia article on marriage for […]

Was Mary Magdalene married to Jesus?

No, Jesus was never married. Mary Magdalene was one of Jesus’ disciples (Luke 8:1-3), and was the first person Jesus appeared to after his resurrection (John 20:10-18). The idea that they were married is suggested in the fictional novel The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown. However, it has no biblical basis. See “Is there […]

Is there any suggestion that Jesus ever married?

None at all. Whenever the Bible refers to Jesus’ relatives, it speaks only of his step-father, mother and siblings, but never of a wife. Furthermore, he encourages singleness in Matthew 19:12. For an extensive discussion of the issue, see “Was Jesus married? A careful look at the real evidence” by Mark Roberts.