Is Jesus teaching here that angels are sexless and therefore unable to procreate

Jesus is simply teaching here that "in the resurrection" - the eternal state of believers after they are resurrected - marriage will be unnecessary (CP Lu 20:2736). In the divine order, the basic purpose for marriage is for procreation, but as those taking part in the first resurrection will no longer be subject to death, the need for procreation will no longer exist, and in that regard believers will be like the angels in heaven who do not die nor reproduce themselves (CP also Mk 12:18-27). This is not teaching that angels are sexless and therefore unable to procreate (see also comments on 1Pe 3:18-20). Neither is it teaching that Christians will become angels, as some think. To better understand the resurrection we need to read the scriptures relating to it (CP Jn 5:28-29; 1Cor 15:19-23; 42-45, 51-57; Php 3:20-21; 1Th 4:13-18; Rev 20:4-6).

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