Sunday, April 23, 2017

HUSBANDS LOVING WIVES AS IN HEAVEN ON EARTH MIGHT NOT BE POSSIBLE BUT IT OUGHT TO BE. Sometimes People Think Of Better Things To Do Than Get Married And Love Their Partner, Well That Is What The Divorce Stats Tell Us. God has so much more in store for all who are willing to love him and learn his righteous ways.

I just read a passage in Matthew 22 that is making me doubt this:( Are there any branches of Christianity that believe marriage is eternal?

Harry Riches

Happy Riches Answer requested by Diane Shatto

What is written in the Bible is instruction regarding the requirements for overcoming sin and death.

In the Old Testament, we learn that people were married to more than one person. This could have been a woman who was married to more than one man as in the case of a levirate marriage (Deuteronomy 25:5).

Jesus was asked what would happen in the resurrection concerning a person who was married to more than one person. Jesus replied:
  • For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. (Matthew 22:30)
The implication is that even those who are married on Earth are not going to be interested in copulating in Heaven. The bliss that they will experience shall surpass the short-lived pleasures that are sometimes experienced on Earth.

But marriage is more than a physical matter. Marriage concerns relationship and experiencing pleasures of the soul together. In the presence of God, this will be what each will be experiencing, and the highs and lows of emotions will be unknown. Bliss is something everyone can handle; whereas, the lack of bliss is not so inviting.

There is one matter that intrigues. Man was made in the image of God—male and female. This suggests that a man and a woman are required to complete the image of God. A little more thought and one realizes that this was on Earth. In Heaven, God makes up the difference. Happiness is not just love, not just joy, but the combination of love, joy and peace merged into one blissful state.

As for what different branches of thought within Christendom believe about marriage, who really cares, when the truth is what we really want. For only the truth sets us free (Galatians 5:1).

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