If your sex life was less-than-fulfilling here on earth, you’re not going to get a do-over in the afterlife — that is, if believe Greg Morse knows something you don’t.
The Friendly Atheist‘s Hemant Mehta highlighted an op-Ed Morse recently published in the religious website Desiring God, where he argues that the concept of sex and marriage in heaven (which some Christians believe) is a false teaching.
In the piece, Morse recounts an alleged conversation he had with someone who tried to argue that Islam’s version of the afterlife is preferable, and backs up his thesis with two bible verses from the books of Luke and Matthew:
“The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage” (Luke 20:34–35), and “In the resurrection, God’s people will be like the angels in heaven — without spouse or sex (Matthew 22:30).
Unless I’m reading him incorrectly, Morse seems to be ceding that Heaven might not be the party we’d like to see after all, and that’s the whole point.
“The Bible tells us plainly that fullness of joy is in the presence of the Lord,” Morse writes.
In other words, it’s gonna be all Jesus all the time for eternity. Don’t worry, you’ll learn to love it.
To his credit, Morse is honestly presenting his reality as he sees it. The lack of sugarcoating signals that he’s a true believer. In another recent article, he warns Hollywood and moviegoers to be wary of making women the leads in films, namely Captain Marvel, which Morse overheard was geared to be the “greatest feminist film of all time.”
“As I consider Disney’s new depiction of femininity in Captain Marvel, I cannot help but mourn,” Morse writes. “How far we’ve come since the days when we sought to protect and cherish our women.”
That’s apparently another earthly value that he’ll lose in Heaven, since according to his beliefs, the special bond between Morse and his wife will dissolve and they’ll both become just another angel singing God’s praises. Again, to his credit, Morse acknowledges that he’s struggled with this detail.
My life with my spouse, no matter how precious, will be a shadow of what I, and the rest of God’s children, will have in perfect communion with our Lord and each other. Marriage with a believer can be one of the greatest relationships of earth — but the least relationship in heaven will be greater than it.
It could be worse. You could die a virgin.
Read his full piece here.