Some Sadducees, who deny that there’s a resurrection, came to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies leaving a widow but no children, the brother must marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first man married a woman and then died childless. The second and then the third brother married her. Eventually all seven married her, and they all died without leaving any children. Finally, the woman died too. In the resurrection, whose wife will she be? All seven were married to her.” Jesus said to them, “People who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy to participate in that age, that is, in the age of the resurrection from the dead, won’t marry nor will they be given in marriage. They can no longer die, because they are like angels and are God’s children since they share in the resurrection. Even Moses demonstrated that the dead are raised—in the passage about the burning bush, when he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. He isn’t the God of the dead but of the living. To him they are all alive.” (Luke 20:27-38, CEB)
Sadducees who do not believe in the resurrection ask Jesus what will happen in the resurrection. Seriously?
If you do not believe it will happen why does it really matter what will happen during it? And how is a woman having 7 husbands any different than a man having 7 wives, which is biblical marriage.
God is the God of the living not of the dead and even those who are dead are not dead but resting. And we will all be called together in the fulfillment of the kindom.
Love while you can and help others see God’s grace.
Loving People. Loving God.