Unequally Yoked At The Rapture

Q. I was wondering about an odd thought that popped into my head this week. It’s about an unequally yoked married couple. Say the wife is saved and the husband is not. When the rapture occurs she’ll be taken away by Jesus while her husband is left behind. If he gets saved during the tribulation will they ever know about each other or see one another?

A. Since marriage vows end at death, they also end at the rapture. Jesus explained this in Matt. 22:23-33. This is compounded by the fact that Church Age believers have a different destiny than Tribulation believers. Only the Church will dwell in the New Jerusalem.

As for whether or not this hypothetical couple will ever see each other, the Bible is silent on all types of post-rapture relationships, except to say that our joy will be complete, with no more death or mourning or crying or pain (Rev. 21:4). We’ll have to wait and see what that means as far as our earthly relationships are concerned.

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