Originally Posted by kerryann
So in a way, I could see how if the catholics knew that jesus had a child or had sex they would try their damnedest to cover it up. The thing that puzzles me is why? Sex within the marital bond is not a sin.
Because if you "read" the scripture it is clear that a marriage between a man and a woman should reflect the love between Jesus and God. In other words, Jesus can have only one true love - God and the body of God (the Church).
EPH 5:25 "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 to make her holy, cleansing (Or having cleansed) her by the washing with water through the word,
27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless."
EPH 5:28 "In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church -
30 for we are members of his body.
31 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."
32 This is a profound mystery - but I am talking about Christ and the church.
33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.