In the last blog, we discussed why it is not scriptural to believe Jesus made a fleshly, carnal appointment of Mary as mother to John in “natural family” from the cross. Now, we will point out the obvious. Jesus Christ had brothers.
In Jewish tradition an adult elder son took care of a widowed mother. If that adult elder son died, the next eldest son became the elder son. He then took care of their widowed mother. Jesus Christ had brothers. It was completely unnecessary, and would be out of order, for Jesus to declare John to be “the replacement elder son to take care of Mary” at His death.
John 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own [“home” does not appear in the original language; it’s a domestication inference of male translators they added in and noted as an add-in].
28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
Matthew 13:55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
The bogus exegesis that John was “chosen as the next eldest son of Mary” as a natural family member in order to “take care of Mary” in a “domestic family relationship appointment”: is fully disproven.
#1 Jesus Christ would not have made a fleshly, carnal, natural family appointment from the cross.
#2 Jesus Christ had younger brothers. The next eldest brother would have taken the place of Jesus in the natural family of Jesus to take care of Mary.
To begin with the bogus assumption that the speech of Jesus from the cross to Mary and John the Beloved was carnal, worldly, and natural ~ fleshly ~ defies all sound spiritual reason and wisdom.
But it is a preconception bias that defines Mary as a domestic sack of flesh rather than a spiritual disciple of Jesus Christ first, foremost, and above all things: a preconception bias that sees Mary according to the flesh, naturally, and domestically rather than as a disciple of Jesus.