Were any of the disciples married?


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We know for certain that Peter was married because he had a mother-in-law (Matthew 8:14). The apostle Paul, who was not married, asked the Corinthians whether he also did not have the right to take...

July 01 2013 4 responses Vote Up Share Report

Eced7a1f c81d 42f4 95ea 9d5719dce241 Singapore Moses Messenger of God, CEO in IT industry, Astronaut, Scientist
The biblical texts lend deeper, richer perspective on the phenomenon of the married Apostles. There is, of course, the famous Gospel passage in which Jesus cures Peter’s mother-in-law (Matthew 8: 14-15). We are not told how Peter’s wife reacted, but she surely must have been pleased. After all, contrary to much later legend, we know that Peter was not a widower or otherwise separated from her since both he and his wife traversed the Mediterranean together (I Corinthians 9: 5).

And then there is a passage in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 21: 8), which speaks of Philip the Evangelist and his four daughters. Was this Philip the Disciple of Jesus?. It describes Philip both as an “evangelis” and as one of the seven called to service.

November 05 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Anson edment
Praise the Lord

Yes some disciples were indeed married like Peter.

Before he was called as a disciple by Jesus but after his calling according to Mathew 4:19 he left all things and consecrated everything for the sake of ministry because Lord Jesus said in Luke 14:26 the qualification for a person to follow him as a disciple. Peter himself says about his consecration in Mathew 19:27 that he has left and forsaken everything and followed Christ. 
If its the case then ministry should be done according to ones calling, but incase if its an apostolic ministry the person should consecrate all things according to:

Luke 14:26,33
John 12:25,26
Mark 10:21
Luke 8:22
Mathew 10:23
Philippians 3:8

1 Corinthians 7:22 KJV
[22] For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.

Here Paul says Christ's servants being left free. 

So even though certain disciples were married before their calling after their calling they were like brothers and sisters, as though they were not married as mentioned in 1 Corinthians 7:29

November 11 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Alicia D
I believe that there are indications of Paul being married such as that he may have been a Sadducee which would have granted him the ability to marry a wife. There is no reference of his wife but why think he wasn't married, it almost seems like judging without reason. Paul could have been a widow, which is likely because in Corinthians, he made reference to widows and singles (both are similar). Another reason of thinking Paul and other disciples were married because they commented on marriage, it doesn't make sense if they didn't experience personally.


March 10 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
"There is reason to believe the apostle Paul was married but a widower when he wrote this. First of all, it fits well into the context here as he specifically addresses widows suggesting they “stay unmarried, as I am” (1 Corinthians 7:8). Secondly, there are indications Paul was a member of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish ruling council, because in Acts 26:10 he says he cast his vote for the death of the believers. If he is not speaking figuratively and he was a member of the Sanhedrin, he was married as that was a requirement for membership."

November 25 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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