Still arguing

Thursday November 15th, Luke 20: 27Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. 28"Teacher," they said, "Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and have children for his brother. 29Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. 30The second 31and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. 32Finally, the woman died too. 33Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?" Since the Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection it comes out pretty strong that the motive behind the question was not to get information, but rather to try to trap someone else. Politics and power struggles. The Levirate marriage of which the speak was in place to bring justice and equality in the passing on of property rights by assuring that the widow had children to whom she could pass on her deceased husbands inheritance. It assured that the widow would be taken care of and not be left out in the cold. We have different structures in place to take care of the poor and needy, and it seems as if those in power are still pulling those power games to avoid having to pay and be responsible for those in need, can you say SCHIP?


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