Love of Recently Married People
One day, Jesus was paying a visit to his most dearly-more-than-a-cousin, John the Immerser, over the other side of the Jordan. Perhaps, it had been a long time since they hadn't seen each other. (John 10:40)
Soon enough, while he was enjoying the company of his dearly host, a messenger from Bethany had arrived with the message that Lazarus was so sick that he was approaching his last hour. Jesus waved the urgency, discarded the messenser, and stayed for another two days.
Before Jesus started stinking like a fish, he gathered his disciples and headed towards Bethany. There is a saying in Hebrew that, "Orehim ve dagim masrihim aharei shelosha yamim." In English won't sound so funny but it goes thus, "Guests and fish start stinking after three days." Then, he headed towards Bethany.
At the sight of Bethany, but still a few yards away, Martha, in tears, was running to meet Jesus, as she informed him that Lazarus had been buried already for four days. Somehow, Jesus waved her excitement away as if he had not listened to her, and aked, "Where is Mary?"
Martha got the message and ran back to the house to inform Mary that Jesus had arrived and was asking for her. This, promptly arose, and still in tears, went to meet him. As Jesus realized that Mary was crying, a strong disturbance occurred in the deepest of his emotions, and he also joined her in her predicament with likewise a tearful face.
Conclusion: a) At the news that Lazarus was at his final hour, Jesus discarded the messenger and the message for at least another two days. b) At meeting a crying Martha with the message that Lazarus was already buried, he asked for Mary. c) Mary didn't even have to speak, but the sight of a tearful face in his beloved was enough to extract from the deepest of his heart such a disturbed emotion that caused Jesus to melt all down in tears. That could not be anything else but love of the kind of recently married people. That's an extra evidence that they were married to each other. (John 11:1-38)
Jesus listened, but did not respond immediately, to the message - because He was building to the greatest miracle He had performed to that time, short of His own death and resurrection. He wanted there to be NO DOUBT that Lazarus was dead (as a door nail). That way, NO ONE could say that Lazarus was only sleeping, comatose, or that Jesus was coming "just in the nick of time".
His tears were based upon the response He had received from Martha and Mary (and family/household), EVEN THOUGH HE HAD TAUGHT THEM HIMSELF about the life after death. They had heard, but they hadn't LISTENED. His tears were over their *unbelief*.
In Hebrew sacrificial tradition, was the sacrificial lamb (sin offering) a very young animal which had not yet mated (i.e. completely "unspoiled" by the natural world)? I think it was set aside early in its life and not permitted to hurt itself, nor be sullied before being offered. Otherwise, it might be rejected by God as being unworthy.
For Jesus to be the sacrifice, He had to be the perfect sacrifice - just as any Hebrew sin offering (as instructed by God). He was not to partake of the world, and wasn't married (to Mary Magdalene, or any other). Also, since He was True God (as well as True Man), spirits neither marry nor are given in marriage - least of all God Himself. Marriage would be a function of the world, not the Divine.
Jesus' "beloved desciple" (mentioned several times in John's books) was John.
According to the Scriptures that Jesus referred to as the Word of God, Jesus could not have been the sacrifice for nobody's sins because it would be a contradiction to the Tanach, Torah and Prophets.
According to Exodus 32:33, "Only he who has sinned against Me, says the Lord, shall I strike him out of the book of life." It means that no one whomsoever could die for another. And that includes Jesus. That's from the Torah.
Also according to Jeremiah 31:30, "Only through his own fault shall one die." That's from the Prophets. It means that no one could die for the sins of another. And that includes Jesus.
Now, where does it take the sacrifice of Jesus? To the gospel according to Paul. That's what he confessed to his disciple Timothy in 2 Tim. 2:8. That Jesus was the Messiah and had resurrected, according to his gospel. It means, there was no sacrifice, but according to Paul.
Now, tell me, since when to get married means imperfection?
The opposite is rather true. If Jesus had not gotten married
he would have lacked perfection. Why? Because he had missed the first commandment given by God Himself to get married, to grow, and to multiply. (Gen. 1:28)
Likewise, you say that Jesus could not married because he was true God himself. Jesus was a Jewish man and,according to his Faith, which was Judaism, there is no such a thing as the Greek myth of the demigod which is the son of a god with an earthly woman.
But I do agree with you that spirits neither marry nor are given in marriage. But, but tell me, can they eat, digest their food and go to the restroom to defecate? That's how, physiologically, Jesus lived. How can spirits go through that and lack perfection by getting married?
Last but not least, you defend the gospel that Jesus' beloved among the disciples was John. That could not be true
for two reasons: First, it would imply that Jesus was a homosexual, which he was not. And second, his beloved disciple on the Calvary the day he was crucified was Mary Magdalene before Jesus, crying with Jesus' mother. John could not be there because, when Jesus was arrested in the Gethsemane, ALL the disciples had escaped and fled. That's according to Matthew 26:56.