ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Mary Magdalene, a chaste, virgin, the hand maid of the Lord!
Wednesday May 7th, 2003
Today we are going to look at what the word of God, the Holy Bible has to say about the woman whom God choose to first show Himself to on Easter Sunday 33AD. And in doing so, we will show to be a lie the absolute lying nonsense spurted from the mouths of the haters of Christ as they continue to claim that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute. Why do I refer to them as haters of Christ? Because if they loved the Lord they would study His word, the Holy Bible and know better.
First let's take a little look at why so many that refuse to study God's Word spew this filth about Mary Magdalene. The simple and most accurate answer is that they refuse to study God's word, the Holy Bible and they want to bring God down to their level. They want to think of Jesus as just another friend, a friend far away, a friend they can ignore or turn to when they want to. A friend they claim talks to them through trees, the wind, the water, while they are pondering or in a trance and heaven only knows when else. The want to make Jesus human with human frailties. They do now want to acknowledge that Jesus, God the Son and the Father are one. They do not want to serve Jesus as Lord and Master, Saviour and Creator, but as just one of the guys. That do not want to be His bond servant, they want to be His buddy, His chum, His peer. So, they make the sinless Christ a sinner, a man who hangs around with and recently I heard from one such liberal, a man who sent Mary Magdalene out to prostitute for Him to raise money for His necessities.
I want to start by showing the absolute ignorance of God's word when a women told me that not only was Mary Magdalene a prostitute, but that Jesus sent her out to ply her trade to raise money for His needs. In John Chapter one, we read that God the Father and God the Son are one and that God the Father and God the Son created all things for nothing was created that was not created by Jesus.
In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same (Jesus) was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him (Jesus); and without Him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:1-3)
So, why, would God need to send a prostitute out to raise money for Him when He had created all things including, gold, silver, diamonds, etc. Now, there came a time when Jesus needed a little money, and as we will see in Matthew Seventeen, He didn't send Mary Magdalene out for it, He sent Peter out to get the money, not from illegal or immoral behavior, but from a fish.
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money (tax collector) came to Peter, and said, "Doth not your master pay tribute?"
He saith, "Yes". And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free? Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for Me and thee. (Matthew 17:24-27)
So, we see in John one that Jesus created all things, in Matthew seventeen, we see that when Jesus needed anything, He simply got it by showing that He was God by getting it in a manner that others could not do. But, to know these things, you would have to Read Your Bible, not talk to trees, birds, the wind, water and/or smoke.
Now we are going to do what the leftist small c Christians hate to do more than anything, we are going to see who Mary Magdalene is by reading ever reference to her in God's word, the Holy Bible and even worse we are going to use the version the leftist hate, the King James Version, the only authorized version.
Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God." And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto Him: Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.
When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. (Matthew 27:50-60)
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, "Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you." (Matthew 28:1-7)
And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion, which stood over against Him, saw that He so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, "Truly this Man was the Son of God."
There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; (Who also, when Jesus was in Galilee, followed Him, and ministered unto Him;) and many other women which came up with Him unto Jerusalem.
And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. And Pilate marvelled if Jesus were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether He had been any while dead. And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. And he bought fine linen, and took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen, and laid Him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where Jesus was laid. (Mark 15:37-47)
And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, "Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is risen; He is not here: behold the place where they laid Him. But go your way, tell His disciples and Peter that He goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see Him, as He said unto you."
And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid. Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven devils. (Mark 16:1-9)
And it came to pass afterward, that Jesus went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, and certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, and Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto Him of their substance. (Luke 8:1-3)
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how He spake unto you when He was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again."
And they remembered His words, and returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. (Luke 24:1-10)
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. (John 19:25)
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. (John 20:1)
Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things unto her. (Joh4 20:18)
Everyone of the four Gospel writers talks about Mary Magdalene, do you see even one verse that indicates that she was a prostitute? Me either.
Yet the leftist will hang on to their slander of this fine woman, a woman who associated with God, the Apostles, His mother and other virtues women, by slyly implying that this next bit of Scripture is really talking about Mary Magdalene. Where in the world they get this idea is beyond me, for this woman is unnamed, yet it is very clear that when Mary Magdalene was involved, as we can see from the many verse quoted above, God's word has no trouble naming her.
Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came unto Him; and He sat down, and taught them.
And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto Him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they say unto Him, "Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest Thou?" This they said, tempting Him, that they might have to accuse Him.
But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He heard them not. So when they continued asking Him, He lifted up Himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up Himself, and saw none but the woman, He said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, "No man, Lord." And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. (John 8:1-11)
No Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute, nor was she the women caught committing adultery in John eight, no, she was just the opposite, she was a virtuous woman. She was the virtuous hand maiden of the Lord whom the Lord God of Creation drove seven devils from. She then followed the Lord and served Him as we are suppose to serve Him, not as His buddy, but as His bond servant, His slave. She served Him so loyally that with His mother Mary present Jesus chose to first speak to Mary Magdalene after His resurrection on the morning of Easter Sunday 33AD, the first and most blessed Easter.
Funny some of the same people that still insist that they can and should pray to Mary the mother of Jesus insult and slander the woman whom the Lord first choose to speak to, Mary Magdalene.
May the Lord our God, Christ Jesus give them the desire to read and study His word the Holy Bible instead of talking to trees, birds and heaven only knows what else.
Lord God Creator of all things, we, the people of the USA, give Thee thanks for giving us the second chance we do not deserve. We thank Thee Lord for our brave troops who are at this very instant freeing and liberating people through out the kingdom of satan. Amen. And Lord we beseech Thee that Thou would send to our men a Paul, to preach Your word to them before they go to free those held captive by the forces of evil left by Saul. Touch the Presidents heart Lord, lead him in a direction to send evangelist to our troops, give him the strength Lord to serve You, to use his office, that You have entrusted him with, as Commander in Chief to authorize and send solid evangelical Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian evangelist preachers to bring the Word of God to our troops, giving them both reason to fight and the Lord's plan of salvation.
Lord Jesus, it is in Thy Sacred and Holy Name I pray, Amen.
All Scripture is quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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