Exposing some "Fake News" about Early Christianity

Exposing some "Fake News" about Early Christianity

Some people love to come up with the most incredible stories about Jesus and Early Christianity. From Jesus having a wife to a possible corruption of the text of the New Testament, Michael Kruger deals with them in an entry on his blog

Here it's the simple answer to Jesus having a wife:

1. Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.

Perhaps there is no conspiracy theory about early Christianity more sensational and more captivating than the claim that Jesus was married and had children.  It is not only fodder for books like The Da Vinci Code, but seems to pop up again and again in the mainstream media (see recent example here).

The problem, of course, is that this belief is patently false. There is no evidence Jesus was married.  For a fuller critique of this piece of fake news, see my article here.

There are five other fake stories about early Christianity. It will be a good idea to pay a visit to the the blog entry.