• David Lee Brown

Marriage Will Not Exist in Heaven


I find the fact that Marriage Will Not Exist in Heaven to be intriguing. But the Bible is very clear about this. The passage I’m focusing on is found in Luke chapter 20. When the Christians go to heaven or are raptured off this earth, we will become equal to angels, but different. Angels, at least those that are not fallen angels, don’t marry to have sexual relations. According to Jesus, as reported by Luke, we will be like them. So, we will not be given in marriage or be married. For those Christians that love their wives and husbands, this is often hard to understand. Why wouldn’t they still be married in heaven to the same spouse that was raptured into heaven with them? Well, that’s one of those tidbits of information that we will just have to wait for. But the example provided by Luke at least gives a partial reason.


Luke 20: 27-36 “27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him, 28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man’s brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. 31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died. 32 Last of all the woman died also. 33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife. 34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.”


Marriage Will Not Exist in Heaven and Hebrew Wife Succession

One of the most disturbing parts of this passage is the Hebrew custom of passing your wife down to successive brothers in order to try to create an heir to your inheritance. Thank goodness that’s a Hebrew custom and not a commandment of God.



Then you notice in the passage that Jesus answers the Sadducees, “The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:” So once you’re in heaven you will have neither need or desire a wife or husband. That relationship is one of the best pleasures of this life. So, just imagine what God has in store for us. He promised in scripture that our life in heaven and the New Earth will be perfect and mind-blowingly amazing. So, apparently, we will communicate with whomever we please, including our former spouses but marriages will not exist in heaven.


Extra Added Benefits of Heaven The extra added benefits will be vast and varied but will include the following. As Christians, “Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.” That’s pretty awesome! We will be the children of God and receive all that he has promised!!


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