Friday, May 2, 2014

Will There Be Sex In Heaven?

Here is a fact that might upset you. There is no sex in heaven. I know what you are thinking… No sex for eternity? Sounds like hell to me! Before you start to reconsider eternity in heaven, consider the reason for this. Jesus is very clear, there’s no marriage in heaven. And because sex is a gift of God to be enjoyed only in the context of committed love and marriage, then obviously, there would be no sex in heaven. Now I realize that may upset you. But before you start having second thoughts about where you really want to spend eternity, recognize this.

In Matthew 22, the Sadducees, in an attempt to discredit Jesus, came to Him with a question regarding marriage and the resurrection. Jesus answered them with these words: “At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven” (v 30). Jesus teaches here that marriage is a relationship to be enjoyed in this life, but it will not carry forward into the next life. While we do not lose our identity in heaven we will not hold the same relationships that we do on earth. Our existence will be quite different from what we are used to here.
The fact that there is no marriage or sex in heaven actually shows us how incredibly awesome heaven is! 

There will be no need for sexual intimacy with a marriage partner because the joys and of heaven will be so great. So, I hope you are able to recover from your initial reaction and realize that this is actually a reflection of just how incredibly great heaven will truly be. 

Your pastor and partner in ministry,

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