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Sadducees and the Resurrection

One day, some of the Sadducees (Sadducees do not believe in the resurrection) came to Jesus and said:

Teacher, Moses wrote that if a man’s brother dies and has no children that the brother should take his wife and have children together.

If the second brother dies, then the third brother should take his wife and have children.

If there were seven brothers and each died without having any children by the same wife and then finally the wife dies, whose wife will she be after the resurrection?

Jesus answered:

You have made a mistake. You do not know the Scriptures, nor do you know the power of God.

The sons of this world marry and take wives. But those who are worthy to be in the heavenly kingdom, once they rise from the dead in the resurrection, will not marry or take wives.

They cannot die anymore, and they will be like the angels.

As far as the resurrection of the dead, Moses even showed that the dead are raised when at the burning bush he called the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Haven’t you read the book of Moses?

God is not the God of the dead, he is the God of the living. Your way of thinking is flawed.

When the multitude heard Jesus say this, they were astonished. Some of the scribes said to Jesus:

You have answered well.