Isaiah 55: 8-9

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham … So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations. ~ Matthew 1: 1-17

Yes indeed folks, the ancestry of Jesus Christ is filled with murderers, cheats, prostitutes, refugees, adulterers, and … Hard to believe, you say?

Holier than thou people currently mangling the lives of President Donald J. Trump, his family, plus all his supporters who got him elected, have certainly got a nerve, that much is for sure. But then again, self-righteous corrupt politicians, media liars, political shibboleths of questionable morals, and the two-faced dwellers of the Washington D.C. sewer swamp never have been what you might call ‘paragons of virtue’ when it comes to standing on principle. Other than perhaps, ‘kill or be killed’.

Which got me thinking the other day of the ancestry and genealogy of Jesus Christ and just how much every one of us on this planet can learn a thing or two about life, human behavior, family allegiances, morality, immorality, and the sometimes surprising thread of family histories that engage and enfold each and every one of us. I doubt that there is any family in the entire history of the planet, which hasn’t had a ‘black sheep’ or two emerge through a branch or thread within the ancestry and genealogy of their forebears.

The ancestry of Jesus for instance, included a prostitute, a polygamist, and a pagan. Even a rapist!

Don’t believe me? Read for yourself the opening passage I have up above in Matthew 1: 1-17, and check out some of the colorful characters listed there. In the meantime, here are four of the most infamous.

Rahab the Harlot
One of the most surprising members in the family tree of Jesus is Rahab, who has been known for generations as Rahab the Prostitute. She was the one who welcomed Israelite spies safely into her home in the city of Jericho – an act that eventually led to the city’s destruction. Because of her willingness to help Israel, she was welcomed into the community of God’s people, where she married into one of Israel’s leading families, and thereby became one of the ancestors of Christ; a non-Jewish prostitute becoming a great-grandmother of Jesus. Mmmmm … I wonder just how CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and the rest of the scoundrel Deep State fake news purveyors would’ve handled that one?

King Solomon the Polygamist
That Solomon was an ancestor of Jesus doesn’t seem all that surprising. After all, he was the son of the famous King David and was responsible for one of the most important building projects in Israel’s history: the building and dedication of the Lord God’s glorious temple, which served as a point of overlap for heaven on Earth, where daily and yearly sacrifices were performed to atone for the sins of the people. It was Israel’s central and most sacred religious monument, as well as Solomon’s crowning achievement.

There’s only one problem: while overseeing this sacred project, Solomon kept a harem of 700 wives and 300 concubines, as 1 Kings 11:3 reveals, so he was hardly a model of family value and virtues. What’s more, most of these ‘wives’ worshiped false foreign gods, while turning Solomon’s heart away from the living God. Solomon’s career began in glory but ended in great moral decay and disappointment.

And yet there he is: polygamist King Solomon, one of the great-grandfathers of the Son of God. Just imagine how today’s Leftist DemoMarxist media would have slayed him in the press!

King Manasseh the Pagan
One of the most remarkable members in the ancestry of Jesus is Manasseh. Like many of Israel’s ancient kings, “he did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following the detestable practices of the nations …” (2 Kings 21:2).

How detestable?

He created places to worship false gods, building altars and shrines to the pagan gods Baal and Asherah – even within the Temple of the Lord that Solomon built. He worshiped the stars, moon, and planets; he practiced witchcraft and consulted spirits and mediums. All of these actions were in direct contrast to God’s law and wishes for his people.

But his evil acts didn’t end there – Manasseh sank to an even greater moral depth by sacrificing his own son in pagan worship. Yet this reviled king was also one of the ancestors of Jesus, which Matthew’s gospel exposes for all the world to see. You can bet your bottom dollar that today’s corrupt left wing media would have had this story well and truly hidden in their dark dungeons of deceit.

King David the Rapist
Then there’s David, the most celebrated, beloved king of Israel – a man the Bible says was ‘a man after God’s own heart’. Surely David was a worthy ancestor for the Messiah – right? While in many respects he was an upright king who led Israel to worship God and follow his commandments, there’s a dark stain on David’s legacy that many people overlook: he was also a rapist and murderer.

The infamous story of David and Bathsheba describes David surveying his kingdom from a position of power. When he saw a beautiful woman bathing, he sent a servant to find out more about her. Then he slept with her. All this, even though he was married as was she – and not only that, but betrothed to one of David’s own loyal and elite warriors.

This episode in David’s life has traditionally been described as ‘adultery’, but it was much more than that. The original Hebrew indicates that David sent people to ‘take’ Bathsheba. By this action, David exploited the unequal power dynamic between king and commoner in order to use Bathsheba for his pleasure, and by most definitions, that’s rape.

But here’s the kicker: in order to cover up his sin (which had resulted in Bathsheba becoming pregnant), David arranged to have her husband Uriah killed. David had abused his power and position to take Bathsheba for sex, and now he compounded that sin by using his position to carry out a murder. To David’s credit, he mournfully repented and gave we future generations what we now refer to as ‘David’s Psalm of Sobs’, the 51st., one of the greatest descriptive passages on true repentance ever written.


But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not .. John 8:6

So there you have it, just a little inkling of the ancestry of Jesus Christ, which puts everything into the right perspective. Never, ever, forget that the good news for us, is that Jesus was, and still is, one of us. He lived our life, experiencing the same everyday joys and frustrations that we do. He heard the sordid tales of prostitution, polygamy, paganism, rape and murder in his family tree, and he knew the ghastly and long-lasting effects of all that family sin. While Jesus himself never sinned – he lived in perfect holiness and obedience – he still to this day, fully understands our own sinful impulses, and he knows exactly what temptation feels like.

As he said to the unfortunate woman caught in adultery after he deflated the hoard on the Temple Mount terrace – “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.”


Which brings me back to the topic at hand. Mensch that he has become over the past 40-50 years of his own chequered life, ancestry, and career, now-president Donald J. Trump has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of from these scurrilous and petulant attacks and insinuations from a largely anti-American, anti-Constitutional Cabal hiding under the protection of ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.’

Truth be told, traitors each and every one of them.

After all, it is very plain and simple, that we mere mortals on this earth – each and every one of us – come from a line of murderers, cheats, prostitutes, refugees, adulterers, and …. (simply fill in the blanks).

Semper Fi Mr. President – MAGA!


See also: Ancestors of Jesus not who you think they are

Plus: Ancestry and Genealogy of Jesus

And: The Scandal of a Name


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!