- The Prime Question
- What Is God?
- Where Did God Come From?
- How Did the Universe Come To Be?
- Is God Everywhere?
- Does God Know Everything?
- Is God All Powerful?
- Is Jesus or God Perfect?
- Why Did God Create the Universe?
- Why Would God Permit Suffering?
- Who were the beings that appeared to Abraham, Moses and Jacob?
- Is God a Democrat or Republican?
- Is Jesus a Socialist?
- Does God Love Harmful People? Should We?
- Is the Bible Infallible and Literally True?
- Does the Bible Really Say the Earth is Less Than 10,000 Years Old?
- Is Evolution Contrary to the Biblical Teachings?
- Was There an Adam and Eve?
- Is the Bible Anti-Science?
- Did Humans And Dinosaurs Live At The Same Time?
- Is the End of the World at Hand?
- Is Jesus Coming Again?
- Are We the Most Wicked Generation?
- Do I Have To Join A Church To Be Saved?
- What Does It Mean to be Saved?
- What’s With the Draconian Commandments in the Old Testament?
- Are the Bible Teachings Right or Wrong About Gays?
- What is the Beast?
- What Is The Mark of The Beast?
- What Is The Meaning Of 666?
- Is There Life After Death?
- What Is There That Survives Death?
- What Happens After Death?
- Why Are Near Death Experiences So Different?
- Is There A Heaven And Hell?
- Will Good People Who Do Not Believe Go To Hell?
- Is There Reincarnation?
- Do Animals Survive Death?
- What Will I Look Like When I Die?
- Is Heaven Boring?
- Is There Marriage After Death?
- Is There Sex in the Next World?
- Is Abortion Murder?
- Is There Good And Evil?
- What Is Good and Evil?
- Is There A Devil And Evil Spirits?
- Can The Human Soul Be Annihilated?
- Do Miracles Really Happen?
- Why Do Some People Suffer Pain and Disease While Others Do Not?
- Is Everything Predetermined?
- What Is the Purpose of Life?
- Where Did I Come From?
- Do We Have Free Will?
- Will Science Create Life?
- Are There Accidents or Is Everything Planned?
- Was there a Big Bang?
- Questions on the Universe
Is There Marriage After Death?
This is a question many have wondered about for ages. In fact, it was on the minds of some who questioned Jesus as follows.
“The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
“Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.”Matt 22:23-30
That seems like a pretty cut and dry answer. On the other hand, a lot of people who feel they have found their soul mate are not satisfied with it. They want to continue their marriage into the next world. Would God prohibit such a thing and why would He?
Jesus made two perplexing statements in his answer,
(1) “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures.”
This was a strange thing to say for there is nothing in the known scriptures about marriage in the next world. How could they error because of the scriptures when the scriptures available were silent on the subject?
(2) They erred also in not knowing “the power of God.”
This is an even stranger statement. It sounds as if he is saying that people cannot be married because God is limited in power and cannot make it so. What other reason would he make this statement in correcting their views on marriage in the next world?
They were assuming God had power to continue a marriage in the next world and Jesus said no because of “the power of God” involved in the matter.
Because of these two confusing points I would say it is entirely possible that we do not have the accurate words of Jesus on the matter, or at the least, incomplete words.
The Mormons have an interesting twist on this. They point out that Jesus is saying that people are not given in marriage in the next world but claim that a marriage in this world done by the right authority can be extended to the next. This has proven to be a popular doctrine with them as a lot of people like the idea of continuing their relationships.
So, what is the truth of the matter here? When you die and meet your soul mate is he or she going to tell you something like, “Sorry, we can’t be mates here. It’s against the law.”
Not exactly. The first ting to realize as we look toward life beyond the physical realm is we continue to have our free agency. No matter where we are, whether in this world or the next, we maintain our power of decision and can make any choice we want that lies within our power to make.
So if you die and meet your mate, who preceded you, then what is to stop you two from declaring, “We are still married and are going to continue our relationship.”
There is nothing to stop you except your own free will.
So would you, of your own free will dissolve the marriage relationship?
Let us take a look at the afterlife and see.
The first principle that we must keep in mind that is effective there is this. Entrance into the spirit world is like a new birth similar to our entrance into this one. Your birth here was not your beginning but you have lived many physical lives before this in addition to many lives in the spirit world.
As you grew up you found that you were not bound by any agreement you made before birth but were making a fresh start and could chose whatever you wanted without feeling bound by some previous oath.
The same thing happens to us when we enter the next world. When we adapt there we realize that we are not bound by any agreement that we made on earth. If we were, a lot of our progression and restoration of old relationships could be hindered.
Because you have lived many physical lives you have been married many times to many individuals. You have also been incarnated as both male and female at different times so you have had past spouses of both sexes.
So, after death, you may not only be greeted by your spouse who recently died, but you may be greeted by a half dozen people with whom you have been married to at one time or another.
Remember there are many mansions there. There is something for everyone. The lower spheres are a lot like physical earth life and some go to temporary locations where they simulate earth life and will attempt to live with a past spouse as a married couple. These people have not yet recovered their memories of past relationships.
Those who are more aware will unite with their soul group with whom they will work on various projects. The latest spouse may or may not be in the soul group, depending on how close they are in spiritual evolution. If your spouse is in a different soul group you will still be able to associate with him or her if desired.
Because entities there can assume any form they wish some assume a male form, others female and others a neutral form or merely project as energy. Because of this and the reuniting with the soul group, which is a closer relationship than earth marriage, regular marriage just doesn’t attract much interest there. This is especially true as one moves beyond the mindset of earth life and adapts to the new surroundings and intimate relationships with old friends.
In the end, whether or not we are married in the next world, or the one after depends on how one defines marriage. Marriage, as it exists on the earth plane, does not exist in the higher worlds, but close relationships do exist. In fact they are much more intimate than they are here and that intimacy is not limited to one person. You will share with more intensity with all members of your soul group than does the happiest married couple on earth.
Copyright 2014 by J J Dewey
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