Question: Hi Brandon, thank you for sharing God's truth. I know in the third earth age there will be no giving and taking in marriage. My question is, will there be male and female?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Linda, and we thank our Father for the opportunity.
The Bible does not provide a clear answer to this question. The only thing we know for certain is there will be no marriage in Heaven, or during the Eternity which is the third earth age, (Luke 20:27-35). Of course, the Eternity comes after the Millennium, and the Eternity is the time when God Himself will come to live with us here on earth, (Revelation 21:1-5).
The Bible never states only males exist in Heaven or will during the Eternity. That is an assumption based on Christ's words in Luke 20:27-35 concerning marriage in Heaven.
Turn your Bible with me to,
34 "And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:"
Some versions of the Bible have the word "sons" here instead of "children" (Strong's: G5207). While "children" can be translated as "sons" at times, it is not fitting here due to the context.
If only the son's of the world were married and given in marriage, that would mean men married one another, and that is not what Christ was explaining. He was talking about natural marriage between a man and a woman, hence the word "children" to include all of God's children, male and female.
35 "But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:"
36 "Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection."
We are all the children of God, and regardless of our sex, we become as the Angels in Heaven when we pass away. This simply means we cannot "die any more" as we are no longer in the flesh. As it is written, "it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment", (Hebrews 9:27).
Notice, Christ never said the female appearance will cease to exist in Heaven. He simply said the children of God will "neither marry, nor are given in marriage". Christ never took away the distinction of male and female, He could have easily done so which would have concreted His point. The fact that He did not touch the subject speaks volumes in my book.
However, it is worth noting there is no mention of female Angels in the Bible. The only angels mentioned in Scripture appear as young men, and the only two named are, Gabriel and Michael.
If we read Job 2:1, the "sons of God" mentioned are simply Angels. The word "sons" (Strong's: H1121) has many different meanings. Two being; "child" and "daughter". Since we are all the children of God, "child" might be the better translation here.
Nevertheless, some Christians automatically assume the female appearance will cease to exist in Heaven since they are not mentioned in the Bible.
However, what do we know about the Bible?
It is primarily about men, in fact, woman are rarely mentioned in Scripture. Typically, only when a man could not get the job done, then God relied on a woman to take care of business. Deborah and Jael come to mind, and God no doubt used them as an example to shame the men, (Judges 4:1-4, 18-21).
Our Heavenly Father has a tender spot in His heart for females. He used Mary to bring about the birth of His Son in the flesh to become the Savior of the world. What an honor that was.
In Proverbs, God speaks of "wisdom" in the female sense as she is caring and loving. These are typically strong characteristics of the female sex. Woman are an entirely different creature than men. To me, the addition of the female mindset adds some variety to the world, just as the races do.
Just remember, if the female appearance does exist in Heaven and the Eternity, it will be for appearance only. Child bearing will be a thing of the past.
I don't know about you, but living in a world full of men sounds like a nightmare to me, not Heaven, but then we cannot fully comprehend all things in the flesh either. Regardless of our personal thoughts, God has promised us the Eternity will be a fantastic place and we will be extremely happy there, (1 Corinthians 2:9, Revelation 21:4).
One thing is certain, people may rule out the possibility of the female appearance in Heaven, but God's Word never did.