http://bible.cc/mark/12-27.htm I hope this website is helpful. It seemed to have lots of info. 12:27 "He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.” One comment from the website, "It is true, indeed, that to God no human being is dead or ever will be, but all mankind sustain an abiding conscious relation to Him; but the "all" here means "those who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world." I think the point is that, to God, no one is unavailable to him even after death. Interesting question--thanks.
Jesus explained to the Pharisees to their trap question about marriage. In paradise, you are not married or given in marriage. therefore, there is no such thing as 77 virgins given to martyrs, nor anything you can work for, nor kiss butt to receive. He has given the christian community this wake-up call 2,000 years ago. I hope I was some help to you
Jesus told them,? are you not deceived because you don't know the scriptures or the power of god? For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are like angels in heaven. Now concerning the dead being raised haven't you read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how god spoke to him: I am the god of Abraham and the god of Isaac and the god of Jacob? He is not god of the dead but of the living.
Verse 18 explains that the Saducees did not believe in the resurrection and the question they asked Jesus was to trick him. Jesus was simply explaining that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were living. God is their God and they are living. Remember what Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He that believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live." Same idea. G
He is the god of the living and not the dead means that they are alive "in Christ" because they were His, though their bodies died, they were alive. The skeptors did not understand this because they were blinded.
You are trying to define a single verse. What you need to do is first and foremost you need to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you; in this instant you need to back up to verse 24 and read verses 24-28; when you do this you will find your answer. I find when I am puzzled by a verse I always read the verse before and the verse after, if I need more I read the entire chapter. If you have any more questions contact me directly at "email@example.com" God bless and good hunting.