David Jay Jordan's
Mary, sister of Martha, was a Prostitute ?
Mary, the sister of Martha was a prostitute, in my opinion.
For while researching the location of Bethel, it was talking
about the place of annointing, and all I could remember about
Bethel is that it was the home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha.
And if you remeber your Bible, it seems that Jesus loved these three so much, and even stayed with them whenever the
Lord passed by Bethel. But I never connected up Mary, as a prostitute. I was truly convinced Mary Magdalene had seven
devils and was about to be stoned by the self-righteous mob, because she was a prostitute.... but Mary seemed like a nice
church girl to me. I had a picture of her being so much different than Mary Magdalene, you know a quiet unassuming and
rather naive girl with stars in her eyes when she listened to Jesus. She seemed so young and sheltered from life and love
and hate. So do tell me I'm wrong, that she wasn't a PROSTITUE as don't the following verses absolutelty co-relate and say
absolutely that Mary was a prostitute and had known the world and men and evil and considered herself the greatest
sinner among all sinners.
And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that
Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with
tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and
anointed them with the ointment.
So who was this woman that sinned so much, and anointed the Lord's feet with her costly perfume as well as the very
tears from her eyes in repentance....
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary
and her sister Martha. It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment,
and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.
So the horrible sinner in the eyes of the pharisees and her own eyes, and from whom even the great sinner Peter drew
back from ... was this great sinner named ..... Mary, the sister of Martha ... a well known Prostitute of Bethany And yet who
was forgiven on that day of the Messiah's annointing with the tears from the prostitute's eyes .... MARY. For this was the
way to SALVATION as the Lord went on to teach Peter..
Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it,
he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a
prophet, would have known who and what manner of
woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have
somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the
one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave
them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom
he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest
thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest
me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet
with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I
came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman
hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are
forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is
forgiven, the same loveth little.
And he (Jesus) said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
For who among us hasn't sinned, NO ONE, So who among us has the potennial to love the most? .... those among us
that realize we are sinners of sinners and who give all the praise and glory to our Deliverer and Messiah, the annointed
one.... JESUS, the Christ.
Therefore shouldn't we follow Mary's example... and Kiss the Son in the Spirit (Psalm 1)
So did Jesus love the prostitutes, Yes. Was He their companion ... YES !! Does He love them more than others ... No
His love to us depends only on how much we realize how great sinners we really are ... and how great He really IS. The
love of the Bride for the Bridegroom
In My Opinion
David Jay Jordan