Duh, if people aren't going to be living together married, there won't be any marrying or given in marriage. How can you justify allowing one without allowing the other if that is how God wants us to live together in he next life?<quoted text>
lolol..."There will be no marrying or given in marriage because there will be no people living in marriage."...are you bonkers? What in the *ell do already married couples have to do with non-married people? Are the married couples marrying non married couples? That's the logic you just stated in saying..."There will be no marrying or given in marriage because there will be no people living in marriage."
No matter how you twist it, Jesus clearly is saying that in this life people marry, in the next life people will not be. I don't base my faith on speculations.Now this is an actual relevant question, you thought outside the box...
"If God was going to keep people married in the next life, he would certainly also allow people to marry. Why would he have one without the other? Doesn't make sense."
The answers to this you won't like as they have implications to possible answers the NT doesn't claim either way pro or con.
What if marriage, one of the most sacred covenants God told man to partake in, one of his first commandments, what if God gave an allowance for marriage in this life only and not the next? That would explain Jesus's statement that marrying and being given in marriage, it won't happen in the afterlife because God commanded marriage of us in this life.
And that is what I've been saying. People are only married in this life, not the next.Marriage is a sacred covenant God instituted for all of us to obey and partake in regardless. He didn't make any amendments for sexual orientation or people that wouldn't want to marry or people that would have no interest in relationships and marrying. It was a commandment given to each of us in this mortal probation. There was never any option given for marrying or being given in marriage in this life and in the afterlife. Marriage was a commandment for this life only so far as it was worded by God.
Agreed, but the marriage is over at death:And Jesus's statement that their would be no marrying or being given in marriage in the afterlife confirms marriage is an action of just mortality only which implies you have just this life to obey that command to marry.
2 For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. 3 Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress.
Because she is no longer married.
Again, I don't care about Jewish writings on the subject. I follow Jesus, and Jesus said we are to be like the angels i.e. not married.If you read the old Jewish writings on this topic, which you should to understand these verses better, 2000 years ago Jews not only entertained the belief of eternal marriage, but some also believed in marrying and being given in marriage in the afterlife. They believed this latter thing because they thought if you didn't get married in this life, then surely God would afford those not married in this life to be married in the next life. It made sense to them to believe that. And the sadducees new these Jewish beliefs. And Jesus would have known them also.
Twist it all you want, but you are wrong. A blind man can see that.