Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by smellycat, Apr 20, 2008.
love and marriage
what do we as christians think of this,and how will things change in heaven.
Seems a little vague as to what you’re asking, but I’ll have a bash.
Man/Woman love is very individualised in our current dimension, and jealousy can rightly kick in to defend our need of special relationship in our courtship/marriage. In the dimension prepared for us our needs will differ – the need of the starving is not the need of the satisfied; the need of the incomplete not that of the complete. Heaven will perfect our inner needs, enabling a greater heart & mind intimacy with all fellow citizens. As the husk becomes redundant, so will the glory of marriage.
Its sexuality is in principle a blessing to us now – in certain stages in life. It allows fruition & special intimacy – two good reasons why it’s only valid for marriage. The life to come will exclude fruition – humanity will have come to it. The thrills of sexual play will have been a foretaste of the greater joy, as eating chocolate is a lower pleasure than God-intended lovemaking.
To the now part of you post. I don’t think the emotion of love as important as the commitment of love. The west prefers the idea of the emotion kicking off marriage (or at least some lower level of sexual union), yet arranged marriages have a fair bit of justification: both styles are open to abuse. Generally we marry when the factors of who we will have and who will have us combine – it’s a bit haphazard though making ourselves attractive to the complementary sex can be wise. In exceptional cases God matchmakes for mission.
In a hundred years time, marriage, will be a long forgotten tradition if the youth of today dont standup and take it seriously.
The only marriage in heaven is Christ and His bride the church Mike. Love will be much fuller than we can express here and we will be know even as we are known here. There will be no need for procreation and we will be eternal.
Hope I am not getting too far away from the original post but here is something I have thought about.
Say a person is married and they either divorce their spouse or their spouse dies. Then that person remarries. If everyone was saved and they all meet up in heaven wouldn't that be a tad awkward?
24Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
25Now 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:
26Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
27And last of all the woman died also.
28Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
30For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
31But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 33And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
I am divorce. I used to pray for him regularly and people who knew him would ask, "How can you pray for him after all he has done to you?"
My answer was simple. It does me no harm to pray for him and if God should change his heart our children will benefit. If he gets to heaven, he cannot hurt me there. As a matter of fact, I don't believe we will remember any of the bad - only the good. So if he is changed I will rejoice for all the wonderful things God has done thru him.
I don't expect to experience a single awkward moment in heaven. We will all be made perfect and be happy.
There will be no grudges or marriages in heaven my brother so all will be cool!
we are all short.we all need Christ for help.