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Who got married at the wedding of Cana?
We recently witnessed some ridiculous and unfounded improvisations by the enemies of the Holy Bible, on a live television show with normally significant ratings.
And, for one more time, these accusers of the Holy Bible became a laughing-stock, nation-wide, for their ignorance, their hatred and their sloppy improvisations.
In their desire to prove that Christ was….married, they served us one more, foolish theory.
These distorters stated on camera that “the one getting married at Cana of Galilee… was Jesus!”
To begin with, it is easy to see that no such thing is surmised from the relevant passage; therefore their conclusions are entirely arbitrary. But they are to be laughed at, for their tragic improprieties, or else, one could simply feel sorry for the wretched state that fanaticism can cause to people.
Jesus said to them: “Fill
the water urns with water.”
And they filled them up to the brim.
8 And He said to
draw from them, and bring some to the master of
And they brought it to him.
9 As soon as the
master of ceremonies tasted the water that had
turned into wine, and did not know where it came
from (but the servants who had drawn the water
knew), the master of ceremonies called out to
the bridegroom 10
and said to him: “Everyone
serves the good wine at the beginning, and when
the guests have drunk sufficiently, then they
serve the inferior wine. But You have kept the
good wine until last!”
If Jesus were the bridegroom, then why did the Master of Ceremonies call out to “the bridegroom”? Is it perhaps because Jesus and the bridegroom are two different people? Obviously yes.
The fact that this detail stares the Neo-Paganists in the face, is of no interest to them……
But this is what the passage says:
2 Now both Jesus and His
disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 And
when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus
said to Him, “They have no wine.” 4 Jesus said
to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to
do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His
mother (then) said to the servants, “Whatever He
says to you, do it.”
Jesus did not give any orders on His own initiative; His Mother was the one who instructed the servants to do whatever He tells them to do.
If Jesus and the bridegroom were one and the same, would it be necessary for the Holy Mother to tell the servants “Do whatever He tells you”? Wouldn’t it have been self-evident that the word of the bridegroom was sufficient? Isn’t that what these very critics asserted, when they stated that “only the bridegroom could give orders”?
Obviously, this was the wedding of a very close friend or relative, which explains why the Holy Mother was entitled to give instructions.
But, for the Holy Mother to have had to instruct the servants: “Do whatever He tells you”, is also proof that the servants didn’t recognize Jesus as a person who had any say in the festivities, let alone as the groom…
the last verse of this same chapter, it says:
(=Christ’s supposed wedding-feast in the city of
Cana), they went down to Capernaum, He
(the… “bridegroom” Christ) and His mother
and His brothers and His disciples, and there
they stayed for not many days".
What could have been the reason that these specific people left the festivities together, to go to Capernaum after the wedding?
But, that which really “cries out” in this passage (but the blinded Neo-Paganists DIDN’T notice), is the following: This chapter begins with the words :
2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. (John 2:2).
Well! What do we have here? It says “He was invited”!! Where was Jesus invited? To His own wedding? If He was indeed the bridegroom, would He have been invited? Does one ever send an invitation to the bridegroom?
We may laugh at the foolish and fanatic interpretations of Neo-Paganists, but, deep down, we are concerned at the catastrophic situation that the worship of idols and corrupt, false gods has caused to their thought and their perception.
Translation by A. N.
Article published in English on: 7-9-2005.
Last update: 12-9-2005.