Can the resurrected marry?

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    For those who lost someone like me and is now a widower or widow.
    The burning question is can we be together again?

    We are familiar with Jesus explaining the resurrection and they not marrying or being given in marriage. After listening to Jesus say this all were impressed. I was not impressed. Did we understand him correctly?

    The same account is found in Matthew, Mark and Luke so let's consider them all and compare Jehovahs words in Isaiah 65 to see if they are in agreement.

    Matthew 22:30
    At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

    Mark 12:25
    When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

    Luke 20: 34-36
    34Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, 36and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.

    When comparing these 3 verses we get more details in Luke. But first what these 3 verses all say is "They will neither marry nor be given in marriage." This term 'marry or given in marriage' is a contractual agreement. In Jesus day they would marry to protect their future. They grew old and so it was important to have kids that would take care of them. Also these accumulated belongings and needed to pass along their belongings to their kids when they died or all their hard work was wasted.

    All verses said "they will be like Angels" but Luke explains that they are like angels because they don't die.
    Those resurrected AND "those who are worthy of taking part in the age to come" don't die, just like the angels don't die. They are like the angels not because they don't marry but in that they don't die. These will live forever.


    This puts it in perspective. Since they don't die there is no need for a contract agreement to secure their future. There future will be secure.

    Today marriage is different and we marry for love.
    But will there be a need for marriage? What about children?

    Let's look at Jehovah's words and promise to His people in the New Earth.
    In Isaiah 65 Jehovah makes the comparison between His faithful people living on Earth and the unrighteous living on Earth along with them.

    Isaiah 65:23 says of His people:
    23They will not labor in vain,
    nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune;
    for they will be a people blessed by the Lord,
    they and their descendants with them.

    We see here on the New Earth God's people "will bear children". You need a mother and father to raise these children.

    In Rev 21:4 God gives us a promise of no more death or mourning.

    So to reasonably conclude: what the Bible is saying is the righteous in the new world and those resurrected will not die and so will not need a contract of marriage to secure their future. They will still have a life partner with whom they choose and bear children that will never die. There joy will never be taken away from them.
    Now that's paradise:)
     
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    Thank you for that post, brother...

    I appreciate your insights in Scripture and your refreshing spirit. Your fruits shine through your sharing of the Gospel.

    Another understanding I have considered is that Jesus was speaking about the 144k when he said they are like the angels and not marrying.

    All love...
     
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    I understand what you are thinking. I used to think that myself. But the verse isn't just talking about one group.
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    #1But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come(those still alive when Jesus comes)
    #2and in the resurrection from the dead(the first resurrection)
    will neither marry nor be given in marriage,

    They will be LIKE Angels not To Be Angels. They are LIKE angels because they won't die.

    It's 2 separate groups with the same outcome.

    All Love.. :)
     
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    Thank you for this brother.

    Let me consider it further this evening.
     
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    Okay,

    I've found a paradox, brother...

    "and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels." Luk 20:36

    It appears our Lord must be speaking of those resurrected into heaven to rule with Him, for they are the ones that can never die.

    Those who are resurrected into the thousand-year reign will be able to die when the satan is let loose again.

    I have come to understand the flow of conceptual context must remain. Meaning: If the resurrection is literal, then the 'never can die' must be literal as well...

    It appears to me only those who 'cannot die' never marry.

    What do you think?

    Joshua
     
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