Jesus’ Own Family Did Not Believe In Him

Apparently, Jesus’ own family – the very people who should know better than anyone else that he was born of the virgin Mary, lived a life without sin, was the Messiah, etc. – did not believe him to be the son of God.  Moreover, they thought he was crazy.  Here are two verses that made me tilt my head in confusion when reading the gospels last summer:

 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.  When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” (Mark 3:20-21)

(after Jesus’ brothers told him to leave Galilee and go to Judea)…For even his own brothers did not believe in him.” (John 7:5)

How can any Christian think they know better than the family of Jesus – the people closest to him and the people with whom he spent his life?


2 responses to “Jesus’ Own Family Did Not Believe In Him”

  1. Those same brothers would later realize He is LORD.. James and Jude wrote two of the books of the Bible. Mary, His mom, was at the cross when He died and was the one who gave Luke the scoop/

  2. I know this was written a long time ago, but it is so dangerous to base one’s beliefs on just a “little bit” of information. What you are citing is one of the VERY reasons to believe in Jesus as the Son of God. True, his brothers did not believe in Him as the Son of God for a very long time. They accepted he could perform miracles- maybe as a prophet, but not the Messiah. So what happened that changed their minds and led James to die as a martyr for the Church in defense of Jesus’ ministry- the answer is Jesus’ Resurrection. That eliminated all doubt. Read….inform yourself and then, draw your conclusions, whatever those may be.

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