Is There Sex in Heaven? A Biblical Case for Lovemaking in the Afterlife

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Anyone who has any interest in sex whatsoever must have asked themselves at one time or another, “Is there sex in the afterlife?” This is an intriguing question and an important one because sex is important and eternity is a long, long time. Though many Christians, like Billy Graham, at least believe in the possibility of lovemaking in the afterlife, most emphatically rule it out. Of course, Christians are not the only ones who believe in an afterlife. But my new book, Is There Sex in Heaven? A Biblical Case for Lovemaking in the Afterlife, is targeted to those who either believe the Bible to be true or those who have rejected the Bible because they believe eternity is reserved for celestial monks and nuns.


Though I’ve always believed the Bible to be true, there was a time when I lost all interest in Heaven because a Heaven without sex was, to me, the worst form of Hell I could imagine. Thankfully, I no longer feel that way. But I do believe that millions of Christians would be much more passionate today if they believed in heavenly sexual passion tomorrow. Or, to put it bluntly, how motivated would most men get if they were asked to do something and, as an incentive, they were told that their reward was a total inability to experience sexual pleasure? Perhaps that is why we call an erectile dysfunction a, um… dysfunction. Consider Origen of Alexandria. Origen was an early Christian scholar and theologian, and one of the most distinguished of the early fathers of the Christian Church. Origen was so convinced that sex was evil that he had himself castrated. What a horrible thing for a man to do. Yet how much more horrid it would be if God castrated all men the second they cross life’s finish line. Does God really expect us to remain a eunuch throughout all eternity? Wouldn’t such a God be more of a Cosmic Killjoy than the God of love that we read about in Scripture?
 
There is only one authoritative source that a Christian can turn to for answers to this question and, of course, that’s the Bible. Unfortunately, the Bible is not as clear as we might hope in answering it. And since even the top Bible experts are divided on this issue, what hope is there for the average layman?
 
I am now persuaded that there is sex in Heaven, though I acknowledge the possibility that I could be wrong. I first started thinking about this as a kid. A friend of mine told me that he wanted to go to Hell when he died because his well-meaning Christian mother told him there was no sex in Heaven. At the time, I thought my friend was crazy. That can’t possibly be true. But back then, I knew very little about the Bible. Years later, I heard a sermon about Heaven. The sermon was intended to be inspirational so that the congregation would look forward to Heaven. And the vast majority of it was inspirational. I could hardly wait to meet Saint Pete at the Pearly Gates. However, my emotional state took a dramatic U-Turn when, near the end of the message, the pastor told us there would be no sex in Heaven. “But don’t worry,” he said, “We won’t even want sex.” But worry I did. For about eight years, I lost all interest in going to Heaven.
 
Then, one fine day, the proverbial bulb went on. The very idea of a sexless eternity made absolutely no sense at all. To quote Spock, “It was not logical.” I wanted the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; first for myself and secondly for others. This led me to an in-depth study of the Bible. I believe there must be thousands, perhaps millions, of people, who either don’t want to go to Heaven or are not as excited as they should be simply because they’ve heard another well-meaning Christian tell them there is no sex in Heaven. I hope my book, Is There Sex in Heaven? A Biblical Case for Lovemaking in the Afterlife will be the light at the end of the tunnel for millions. Over the years, I’ve probably heard every single objection to sex in the afterlife there is. Objections like “since Jesus said there is no marriage in the resurrection, there can’t possibly be sex in Heaven,” and “once we get to Heaven, we won’t even think about sex” and “we won’t have bodies in Heaven, so we can’t have sex in Heaven.” In my book, I refute the top ten objections to sex in Heaven, one by one, while making a compelling case for lovemaking in the afterlife.

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