Did Jesus have sex?

One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house, and took his place at table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” Lk 7:36-39

We can only really understand what happened here if we look closely at the words used to describe the actions.

This Pharisee requested that he and Jesus eat together but it wasn’t food that they would share. Phago meta does not mean “eat with him” but rather it means that the Pharisee wanted to digest, phago, what was behind, meta, Jesus’ teaching.

They didn’t enter the Pharisees home, they entered, eiserchomai, into a state of consciousness where the Pharisee felt at home. The Greek does not mention a table, it says that they kataklino; kata, down, klino, recline; which in modern terms would mean taking a relaxed and agreeable position. In this way they were at the same level and an exchange of knowledge could take place. Indeed, a bit later on this Pharisee, Simon, calls Jesus “teacher”, didaskalos.

Once they were in this space, behold! a woman came who was in this city, this consciousness, who was a sinner, hamartolos, one who misses the mark. Then it says that she knew Jesus was katakeimai which certainly does not mean “at table”. This word is different to kataklino, the posture taken with the Pharisee. Katakeimai, means to lie prostrate. Furthermore, the word ‘knew’, epiginosko, is the Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse. Then we read a very intimate description of what took place between Jesus and this woman. It says that she kissed him kataphileo which means to kiss again and again tenderly, she wept, klaio, which does not mean weep but means a loud expression, wailing; and she touched him, haptomai, which is more than touching, it means fastened to.

So what actually happened here? Robert Powell could have some answers in his book titled, “The Mystery, Biography and Destiny of Mary Magdalene.” In this book it is explained that the name Christ, Christos, means anointed. It is suggested that somebody had to anoint him. From Luke’s description we can see that a woman did that. Could this woman be Mary Magdalene? Robert Powell suggests that this is highly likely. He explains that Mary Magdalene, Lazarus’ sister, was wealthy, embracing life and experiencing it to the full; a party girl.

Is Luke saying that they lay together, sexually? Or is this a story of anointing and mystical union of the soul who has tasted all that life has to offer and then found union with its true Self?

11 Responses

  1. Im sorry to say this, but these comments are dirty and ridiculous. I know for a fact Jesus did not have sex. And before you go bad mouthing the Son of God. I suggest you take a closer look at what His Word teaches.

  2. Im sorry to say this, but these comments are dirty and ridiculous. I know for a fact Jesus did not have sex. And before you go bad mouthing the Son of God. I suggest you take a closer look at what His Word teaches.

    1. Look more closely. First of all, the washing of feet was a tradition they used to honor guests. Second of all, this woman was a sinner and she is weeping at Jesus feet. This is a sign of repentance which is shown when Jesus tells her that her sins are forgiven. She was humble and showed deep respect and love towards Jesus in doing so. Im not good with words, but im doingy best to explain to you that they did not touch in the way you are thinking. And the explaining of Jewish words doesnt explain anything. This is clearly a story of repentance and forgiveness including the foolishness of the Pharisees.

  3. I believe and am not ashamed. One day we shall all know the truth.I know because I have experienced the love of Christ. Im not judging you. Believe what you want. But for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.

  4. The bible clearly teaches what needs to be done in order to be forgiven and since this is a story of forgiveness, do you think that Jesus told her that her sins would be forgiven if she had sex with Him? Certainly not my friends! Evil people are taking the word and twisting its truth so they can have an excuse to do the wicked things they do. That’s what has happened here. This is the world speaking not God. You think that supposedly if God is real, then when Jesus returns you will have an excuse for your actions! NO!!! Don’t you know that Jesus sees how you twist the truth? Yes He certainly does.

  5. Jesus was, is, and will always be perfect. Sex was created for the fleshly desires of sinful man. Jesus was not sinful and He isn’t man either. Besides that, you didn’t finish the story. It’s just like the devil to leave parts out. You didn’t put down Jesus’s reply to Simon the Pharisee. The truth hurts, don’t it?

  6. Let me finish it for you. It goes like this: Luke 7: 40-50 – Then Jesus answered his thoughts. “Simon,” He said to the Pharisee, “I have something to say to you.” “Go ahead, Teacher,” Simon replied. Then Jesus told him this story. “A man loaned money to two people-500 pieces of silver to one and 50 pieces of silver to the other. But neither of them could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that? Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt.” “That’s right,” Jesus replied. Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, Look at this woman kneeling here. When I entered your home, you didn’t offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You didn’t greet me with a kiss (a sign of friendship), but from the time I first came in, she has not stopped kissing my feet.You neglected the courtesy of olive oil anoint my head, but she anointed my feet with rare perfume. I tell you, her sins-and they are many-have been forgiven, so she had shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.” Then Jesus said to the woman, “ Your sins are forgiven.” The men at the TABLE said among themselves,“Who is this man, that He goes around forgiving sins?” And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith had saved you; go in peace.” Now what do you think of this story of forgiveness?

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