The Real Joy of Heaven

May 05, 2009

“The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage; but those who are considered worthy to attain that age and the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. For they cannot even die anymore because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.” – Luke 20:34-35

Here is a fact that might upset you. There is no sex in heaven. I know what you are thinking: No sex for eternity? Sounds like hell to me!

Before you start to reconsider eternity in heaven, consider the reason for this. Jesus is very clear, there’s no marriage in heaven. And because sex is a gift of God to be enjoyed only in the context of committed love and marriage, then obviously, there would be no sex in heaven. Now I realize that may upset you. But before you start having second thoughts about where you really want to spend eternity, recognize this. The fact that there is no marriage or sex in heaven actually shows us how incredibly awesome heaven is! There will be no need for sexual intimacy with a marriage partner because the joys and of heaven will be so great. So, I hope you are able to recover from your initial reaction and realize that this is actually a reflection of just how incredibly great heaven will truly be.