What seems logical to us, might not be logical at all

Luke Bible Background

04.26.2016 New Testament: Luke 20.27–33

To read the Bible in a year, read Luke 20.27–47 on April 26, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection, because they had come up with a scenario that they believed supported their position. It made sense to them. However, they did not have a proper understanding of the Scriptures. Luke presented their approach to Jesus,

Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, saying: “Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife, and he dies without children, his brother should take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and died without children. And the second took her as wife, and he died childless. Then the third took her, and in like manner the seven also; and they left no children, and died. Last of all the woman died also. Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife does she become? For all seven had her as wife” (Luke 20.27–33).

They assumed that if marriage continued after death, a woman could not be married to seven men. Yet, where did they get the idea that marriage would continue after death, or after the resurrection? The Bible never gives any hint of that happening. They assumed what they should not have assumed, which led to their false belief, and their false belief led them to oppose the Son of God, who knew the full truth on the subject.

Questions:

  • Does Scripture support all your beliefs?
  • What do you do when you discover that you have held a position that the Scriptures never supported?

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