Eternal Families – Part 2


What Jesus and Paul taught about marriage in the resurrection:

Matthew 22:23-30;  Mark 12:24-25;  Luke 20:34-36;  Romans 7:2-3

Our relationship with God has priority over our relationship with spouse and family:  Matthew 10:34-39;  Mark 10:29-30;  Luke 14:26

Christians as the body of Christ look forward to being married and sealed to the Lamb of God:

Matthew 25:1;  Romans 7:4;  2 Corinthians 11:2;  Revelation 19:6-9

First, of all we know that Jesus never contradicts Himself.  Going back to Matthew 22 and the conversation Jesus had with the Jews concerning the resurrection, He said in verse 30 we “… are like the angels of God in heaven.”

He also taught in Luke 20:34-36 that the redeemed “… neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die anymore: for they are equal unto the angels: and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.”

Latter-day Saints believe that because families are ordained of God, they are the most important social unit in time and in eternity.

When we individually partake of the gift of salvation, we will inherit the Kingdom of God.  Hopefully, our saved loved-ones will join with us there in giving praise and worship to the Lamb of God forever.  Revelations 19:6

The Apostle Paul taught in Romans 7:4 that instead of being married in Heaven to our earthly spouse, we “… should be married to another, even to Him who was raised from the dead.”

When the Sadducess asked about marriage in the resurrection, Jesus taught them in  Matthew 22:23-30  and said with certainty:  “… in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage.”


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