Are these people for real?
“Differing and contradictory versions of a Jesus bloodline hypothesis have been promoted by numerous books, websites and films of non-fiction and fiction in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, which have almost all been dismissed as works of pseudohistory and conspiracy theory.” –Wikipedia
I do not hold a position on whether Jesus did or did not have children. I just think it is interesting that people claim to have descended from Jesus. I wonder if these people are sincere. If so, then it demonstrates that falsehoods about Jesus can be perpetrated with the best intentions. If they are not sincere, then why would they make such claims?
Edit: I just realized that I said I hold no position on whether Jesus had children and then I turned right around and said that people who claim to have descended from Jesus are telling falsehoods. I suppose what I’m trying to say is that someone is not telling the truth. Either the people who say Jesus had no kids are wrong or the people who say he had kids are wrong. One group is not telling the truth, but for the most part, both groups probably have good intentions.
John 1:30 says, “All things were made by him [Jesus]; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
Made is used three times in this verse and all three times it is a translation from the Greek word ginomai, according to the Linked Word Project.
- to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being
- to become, i.e. to come to pass, happen
- to arise, appear in history, come upon the stage
of men appearing in public
- to be made, finished
of miracles, to be performed, wrought
- to become, be made
Is there anything that exists today that was not made by Jesus?
According to Christianity we are all sinners and we all deserve to go to Hell. The Bible says, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way.” “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” So if I do anything which saves me from eternal punishment it could only be out of pure selfishness. In order for God to be punished, the wicked must be punished. If Christianity is true, then I deserve damnation. Why should I try to avoid it?