Matthew 22:23-33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
29 ¶ Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
The question asked in verse 28 has to be one of the most amusing questions in the Bible. The people who asked Jesus this question with its lengthy setup were members of a Jewish religious sect called Sadducee who objected to the possibility of the resurrection. They hoped to corner Jesus with this convoluted question. But, as so many others have learned, Jesus doesn’t corner.
This question must have seemed so logical and ironclad when it was conceived in the self-justifying confines of some Sadducean meeting. But when it finally tumbled out into the light of day it became almost comedic instead of dramatic.
Jesus brushed the question aside with a rebuke, and then a brief answer. We can learn much from this answer.
First, from His rebuke we know that the Old Testament contains the doctrine of the resurrection. He proved that in verses 31 and 32.
Second, they failed to take into account the power of God to raise the dead. The Sadducees were theological well-diggers: the deeper they dug the smaller their view of the sky. For this group of Sadducees, the deeper they dug into the argument the smaller their view of God. We must never lose sight of the omnipotent God, nothing is beyond His power.
Third, it is concretely clear that Jesus believed in the resurrection of the dead. He knew that death would soon be defeated by His own resurrection.
Fourth, Each resurrected body will be individually made, which is similar to angels. Angels were individually created and, therefore, are not ordered by family units. There are no father or mother angels, or, for that matter, baby angels. There will be a finite number of resurrected persons, and they will not be born into family units. While we may carry the remembrance of our earthly families, each person will be an individual within a single invariable new earthly population of equals. Question answered...