klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,

the future condition of the sexes

To insinuate to the common people, therefore, the inconsistency of our Saviour's doctrine with the law of Moses, they [the Sadducees] supposed a case of “seven brethren, who successively married the same woman," (agreeably to a precept in the law to that purpose,) and, with a sneer, I suppose asked, “ whose wife she should be in the resurrection ?" To which our Lord replies, that “in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels in heaven." Matt, xxii. 30.

From this passage the ingenious Dr. Priestley (with St. Hilary, and some Others of the primitive fathers) infers, not only that " there will be no marriages" but also, that “there will be no distinction of sexes in heaven". A strange and unwarrantable conclusion! which the Scriptures do not countenance, and our reason, or our feelings, at least, revolt at the idea.

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