It’s crazy Bible Verse Tuesday!!! Today’s verses came to my attention through the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible Website. I originally discussed Mark 12:19 going back several months, but let’s take a look at the preceding and following verses.
“Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children. The second one married the widow, but he also died, leaving no child. It was the same with the third. In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too. At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?’ Jesus replied, ‘Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.’” – Mark 12:18-25
Let me ignore the first couple of verses as I’ve already discussed them previously and focus on the remaining verses. As the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible Website notes, these verses imply that there is no marriage or sex in heaven.
“When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.”
No sex in heaven? What the hell??? Why? What’s the point of heaven if there’s no sex? I realize sex isn’t the end all be all of life, but it plays a very important role in pretty much everyone’s life at some point. Why would God remove sexual relations from heaven? Maybe it’s just me, but if there’s no sex in heaven, please send me to hell! A heaven without sex sounds like a Christian hell!!!