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Jesus’ unusual knowledge

July 26, 2014

The Sadducees had finally found the perfect puzzle that would stump Jesus! And they narrated the story of how according to custom, a woman married a man only to watch him die, and then married his brother, the cycle repeating on down to perfect brother 7.

With resurrection having no decent place in their theological system, they almost gleefully asked: in ‘heaven’ whose wife will she be?!!? 😀

Jesus gave a reply that must have left them stumped a good while!! 😀

First he dished out something they would have neither known, nor been able to verify: “When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven”.

Now if he had stopped at that, with a measure of spite they would have walked off claiming he was quite a story teller!

So he pulled out this simple observation that no one had ever thought of before that! “Now about the dead rising – have you not read in the book of Moses, in the account of the bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!”

It was so simple. If they still held there was no resurrection, their god would be sitting and guarding a bunch of skeletons!

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