quote:If Jesus had a child, then that would imply that he had sex. In order to have sex, one must be a sexual being with sexual desires. If one has sexual desires, then surely they lust after other people.
That is probably some of why Christianity has a problem with the idea of Jesus being married.
Oddly enough, sex within marriage is not a sin (to violate God's law). Lust is not a sin either.
I feel the crime referred to in Job (which is a fictional work) is adultery, not lust.
Job 31:9 "If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or I have lurked at my neighbor's doorway, 31:10 May my wife grind for another, And let others kneel down over her. 31:11 "For that would be a lustful crime; Moreover, it would be an iniquity punishable by judges.
IMO 3:19 is a creative way of saying if he had sex outside his marriage.
The law of God holds actions accountable, not thoughts. The verse in Matthew
Matthew 5:28: But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
is a teacher who was teaching people to be aware that their thoughts can lead to actions, warning them to be in control of their thoughts. The body can only do what the mind tells it.
Hebrews just says that Jesus was without sin:
Heb 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
Desiring (lust) someone elses wife and acting upon it (adultery) is a sin. Desiring someone who is single and available for marriage is not a sin.
So desiring a single woman, marrying her and having children is not a sin.
IMO, Jesus having children shouldn't change his teachings.
"Peshat is what I say and derash is what you say." --Nehama Leibowitz