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Bible Quiz: Marriage in Heaven?

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1) Some religious leaders came to Jesus with a question. "Teacher," they said, "Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and have children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. The second and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. Finally, the woman died too. Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?" (NIV)

What was Jesus' reply?

"I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children."

"The secrets of the kingdom of God have not been given to you."

"There is but one marriage. What God has joined together, let man not separate."

"Those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage."

2) Jesus went on to say,

"Each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband."

"They can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God's children, since they are children of the resurrection."

"Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery."

"By law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage."

3) Which group of religious leaders asked Jesus this question?

The elders

The Pharisees

The priests

The Sadducees

4) What prompted them to try to test Jesus with this particular question?

They believed a woman would be married to her first husband in the life after death.

They believed a woman would be married to her final husband in the life after death.

They believed there was no marriage in life after death.

They did not believe in life after death.