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Will There Be Marriage In Heaven? (9 of 15)
Series: HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT HEAVEN
Receiving a glorified body and relocating to the New Earth doesn't erase history, it culminates history. Nothing will negate or minimize the fact that we were members of families on the Old Earth.
Heaven won't be without families but it will be one big family in which all family members are friends. We will have family relationships with people who were our blood family on Earth, and also enjoy relationships with friends, old and new.
One of the most often asked questions about Heaven is, "Will we still be husband and wife in Heaven?" Some people who have been married a great length of time cannot imagine not being married to their mate.
Many people like marriage and the comfort, companionship and joy that it brings in this life and they do not want to be unmarried in the next life.
Of course, there are those who have had unpleasant marriages and twisted family relationships that have brought them great pain and suffering on this present Earth.
Having been in painful relationships on this earth, they would not like to be locked in to similar relationships for all eternity.
The Sadducees tried to trick Jesus on this very questions of marriage in the after life. They told Jesus the story of a woman who had been married to seven brothers in succession. Then they asked the question, "Whose wife will she be in the resurrection since all of them were married to her?"
Jesus answered that they did not know their scriptures (concerning resurrection) nor did they know God's power to replace marriage with something better in the New Earth.
I. RELATIONSHIPS AND THE NEW EARTH
A. Will There Be Marriage And Family?
Christ said, "At the resurrection, people will neither marry nor be given in marriage."
It is obvious that from this statement that there will not be marriage as God originally designed it. This is because G ...
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