Apr. 22- Ch. 22

Jesus’ response to the Sadducees about marriage in the resurrection was, “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.”  I had never noticed that last part, “but are like angels in heaven.”  I wonder what was meant by that…research time.

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2 Responses to Apr. 22- Ch. 22

  1. Larry Martin says:

    God said in Chapter 2 of Genesis that it was not good for man to be alone. So God created woman from the rib of man. On earth and in the creation man was alone until that time. There was no other like him or suitable for him. In heaven man, male and female, is one with God. Man is not alone. The oneness with God more than fulfills the functions that oneness with another of man’s kind in creation fulfilled. I do not know how or understand what this means but believe that this is part of the answer as to why they neither marry nor are given in marriage in the resurrection. Is our marriage dissolved upon our humanly death in the creation? I do not know.

  2. Sharon Owen says:

    The part about “like the angels” stood out for me this reading also. We think of the angels as gender based (all men in the Bible) but that appearance may have been for the men they were speaking to, rather than as reality. In the Bible God is male also, but we know that’s not the case. Gender is so built in to our humanness that it is nearly impossible for us to embrace the concept of heavenly beings without it. In our world gender relates to marriage and intimate relationships. I envy those who actually can think of God in female or “sexless” terms.

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