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TXT: What happens to your marriage in heaven?

Question: When we get to heaven, what happens to your spouse?  Are you still married?

Answer:

This is a question that often causes some unnecessary confusion!  Matthew 22:30 is often cited as the proof text that there is no marriage in heaven:

“When the dead rise , they will neither marry nor be given in marriage.  In this resepect, they will be as the angels in heaven”(Matt. 22:30)

Scripture does not teach there will be no marriage in heaven! In fact, it clearly teaches there will be marriage in heaven.  What it says is that there will be one marriage, between Christ and His bride- and we’ll all be part of it! (Rev 19:9; 21:1-2)

The one-flesh marital relationship which we enjoy on earth is a signpost pointing to our relationship with Christ as our bridegroom.  Once we reach our ultimate destination, the signpost becomes unnecessary (i.e., earthly marriage).  That future marriage – our marriage  or union with Christ – will be so infinitely and completely satisfying that even the most wonderful earthly marriage could not be as fulfilling.

Many happily married believers struggle with this , but they really shouldn’t!  I fully expect that my wife, Linda, and I will be closer than ever in heaven.  We will enjoy one another in ways that we can’t yet imagine or conceive of  in this earthly realm! All believers will overflow with joy, being part of the same marriage – an eternal marriage – to Jesus Christ, our bridegroom.

“As the Scriptures  say,”A man and women leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife and the two are united as one.” This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the Church are one” (NLT, Eph 5:31-32)

Author: Peter Spiers

Peter is an executive with CFA, a national healthcare consulting firm, and invests all his off-work time into his church and his family. He is faithful to invest his life into men and loves to see people transformed by God’s Word.

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