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Gospel of Matthew

Gospel of Matthew

Gospel of Matthew Sex, Drugs, and Violence Rating

Exactly how violent and steamy is this story?


The Gospel of Matthew is pretty tame when it comes to sex. We mean, come on—Mary doesn't even have to do the deed to conceive Jesus. But there is a bit of violence with the massacre of innocents courtesy of King Herod. A massacre is one thing, but little kids? That's a whole new level of brutality. It definitely makes Judas betraying Jesus and getting him arrested and killed pale in comparison. But at the same time, crucifixion is a torturous death, so tack that one onto the violence tally, too.