In Heaven we may recognize gender differences…

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But as to

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SEX,

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Let’s go to an expert:  C. S. Lewis.

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[For more use the DOOR…but close it after you.]

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   The following is from C. S. Lewis’s book Miracles¹:

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“…The letter and spirit of scripture, and of all Christianity, forbid us to suppose that life in the New Creation² will be a sexual life; and this reduces our imagination to the withering alternative either of bodies which are hardly recognisable as human bodies at all or else of a perpetual fast. As regards the fast, I think our present outlook might be like that of a small boy who, on being told that the sexual act was the highest bodily pleasure should immediately ask whether you ate chocolates at the same time. On receiving the answer “No,” he might regard the absence of chocolates as the chief characteristic of sexuality. In vain would you tell him that the reason why lovers in carnal raptures don’t bother about chocolates is that they have something better to think of. The boy knows chocolate: he does not know the positive thing that excludes it. We are in the same position. We know the sexual life; we do not know, except in glimpses, the other thing which, in Heaven, will leave no room for it. Hence where fulness awaits us we anticipate fasting. In denying that sexual life, as we now understand it, makes any part of the final beatitude, it is not of course necessary to suppose that the distinction of sexes will disappear. What is no longer needed for biological purposes may be expected to survive for splendor. Sexuality is the instrument both of virginity and of conjugal virtue; neither men nor women will be asked to throw away weapons they have used victoriously. It is the beaten and the fugitives who throw away their swords. The conquerors sheathe theirs and retain them.”

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   ¹C. S. Lewis, Miracles (Collins: Fontana Books, 1947, 1966. Pp. 163-167)  C. S. Lewis has been considered by many to be the leading Christian apologist of the 20th Century.

   ²The New Creation is another name for the Heaven, the final resting place of Christian believers.