Marital status of Jesus

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Many LDS leaders have taught, as many Mormons still believe today (though not all), that Jesus was married while on earth to at least one wife.[Citations needed]

Cky J. Carrigan gives a summary:

"In sum, five high-ranking LDS authorities affirmed the plural marriage of the Son. The five include Orson Hyde, Orson Pratt, Jedediah M. Grant, Joseph F. Smith and Joseph Fielding Smith. Four of the five were apostles at the time of their remarks and two of the five ascended to the presidency of the Church. Jedediah M. Grant was not an apostle at the time of his remarks but was ordained as an apostle and appointed to the First Presidency soon afterward. Three of the five authorities also affirmed that the Son sired children in the flesh while the other two were silent on the Son’s fatherhood. The three include Orson Hyde, Jedediah M. Grant and Joseph F. Smith. All but one of these five high-ranking LDS authorities publicly taught these doctrines in official contexts. Only Joseph Fielding Smith refrained from teaching these doctrines publicly, presumably to minimize the ridicule from non-Mormons. Additionally, there is no evidence that any LDS authority has ever officially repudiated or rejected the teachings of Hyde, Pratt, Grant, Joseph F. Smith, and Joseph Fielding Smith on the marital and parental status of the Son." [1]

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"[T]he great Messiah who was the founder of the Christian religion, was a Polygamist ... God the Father had a plurality of wives ... The Son followed the example of his Father ... both God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ inherit their wives in eternity as well as in time." (Orson Pratt, The Seer, p. 172)
"While it is correct that several early Church leaders, primarily in the mid-Nineteenth Century, agreed with various non-Mormon Bible scholars that Jesus Christ was married, that belief has never been accepted as official Church doctrine." -Stephen R. Gibson (Mormon) [1]

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  1. Cky J. Carrigan, "Did Jesus Christ Marry and Father Children?". Available here:

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