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Richard B. asks,
"Was the apostle Peter married?"
The Bible tells us that the apostle Peter was married. In the gospel of Matthew we read "Now when Jesus had come into Peter's house, He saw his wife's mother lying sick with a fever." (Matt. 8:14). This is similarly stated in the gospel of Mark (1:30) and the gospel of Luke (4:38). The apostle Paul asks "Do we have no right to take along a believing wife, as do also the other apostles, the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?" (1Cor.8:5). Cephas is another name for Peter.
God instituted marriage, for all, in the garden of Eden, and Jesus endorses this in the gospel of Matthew, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh"? (19:4-5)
The apostle Paul tells us "I say to the unmarried and to the widows: it is good for them if they remain even as I am; but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion." (1Cor. 7:8-9)
Yes, the apostle Peter was married and God ordained the institution of marriage for us all. Finding a good spouse is not easy, we need to seek the guidance of our heavenly Father.
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