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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 7 months ago

What happened to all of the apostles biological descendants if they were married and had children?

Some Christian sects claim all of the apostles were married and had children. That would mean Saint Paul, Saint Peter, had children, probably grandchildren. What became of their children? Why did they never appear in the historical record?

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You would think there be record like "oh yeah Saint Peter's son moved to Corinth and became a laborer". We don't see any mention of biological children. It's like the apostles were celibate according to the historical record

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  • Doug
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    That would simply have complicated things. "Church Politics" is bad enough, even without such matters.

    Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
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  • The biological sect is that religion of yours that you belong to, it will lead you to hell!

    We believe in the sacred scriptures, we do not agree with the heretics including their schism, because the word of God has not forbidden the apostles to marry, if not so, instead of barking, why not prove it with the biblical passages that the apostles can not marry? eh!

    Did you say about the Apostle Peter?

    He had children, he had grandchildren, he had great-grandchildren, even if, the holy writing does not bear their names, says that the apostle Peter was married, since he had a mother-in-law!

    Matthew 8:14-16 .

    14 When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. 15 He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.

    16 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.

    Now trolls of the garden of the seven polar, according to you, an Apostle who was with Jesus, who has a mother-in-law, must be married, or live with fornication? eh! Eh! EH!

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  • 7 months ago

    Romans 15:4 "For all the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope."

    The Bible didn't need ALL the people's names or how they lived etc because it wasn't something we needed to know. The Whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation is about bringing God's Kingdom to rule.

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  • 7 months ago

    The New Testament never mentions ANYONE's biological descendants, unless they are directly involved in whatever story is being told. It's almost like they aren't real people.

    Regardless, whether they were married and had families or not, the rules for Christian leaders state specifically that Bishops (the church's spiritual heirs of the Apostles) and Deacons are to be monogamous and have well-behaved children.

    Whether the Apostles were supposed to have been family men or not, there is no indication anywhere in the New Testament that priests couldn't be.

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  • 7 months ago

    1) What happened to all of the apostles biological descendants if they were married and had children?

    A - It seems likely that they did not all have wives and/or children. For example: Paul.

    B - But whether or not; we don't know about their descendants. Record was not preserved. (And think about it: why would it be?)

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  • 7 months ago

    There was nothing special about their descendants. They were only believers.

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  • 7 months ago

    The apostles were celibate (they were Catholic priests).

    “Truly, I say to you, there is no man who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive manifold more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.” (Lk. 18:24-25)

    The passage describes how Peter and the other Apostles had given up marriage and family to follow Christ.

    http://shamelesspopery.com/st-peter-celibate/

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    • skeptik
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      It's also funny how the Apostles had to be celibate since they were Catholic priests, but Bishops (who were ALSO Catholic priests) were supposed to be monogamous, with well-behaved children.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Yea that's hilarious and where are all of King Solomon's descendants with 700 wives and you Know some of the Concubine aka Whores had children .

    Diaspora explains the Israelites lost identity but still where is everyone .

    • shirtshertshurt
      Lv 6
      7 months agoReport

      If one of those Hebrew Heroes had kids with one of their slave wives, its as if they never existed, because the mom wasn't` Jewish, the kids weren't.

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  • 7 months ago

    You mean hysterical record?

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  • Paul never married. He even said as much.

    That being said, trying to find their descendants would be an exercise in futility. Even among the most powerful people who had the most documentation, the records are spotty and speculative. Usually, if a child didn't inherit lands or titles, their names weren't recorded and they were generally forgotten by history.

    It kinda makes you wonder how a couple of nobodies 2000 years ago were able to construct 2 genealogies for Jesus going all the way back to David (and then even further back to Adam, in the book of Luke), or how a random person 3500 years ago was able to construct a genealogy from Adam all the way to Abraham. It's almost like they made it up or something...

    EDIT:

    As one final edit, if you're surprised that the Bible doesn't mention the children of the Apostles, then you're going to be really surprised when you realize that aside from a couple of incidents in his adolescence, the Bible is really scant on mentioning anything about Jesus.

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