4 These are those who are not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are those who follow [in obedience] the Lamb wherever he goes [whatever he commands]. These were redeemed from among all humanity [all men and women], being the first fruits to God and to the Lamb. [Every heterosexual man is defiled by women until the Lord cleanses their heart of all lusts and sexual immorality, thus to become as virgins again. According to the Word of the Lord within those virgins are: "male or female who have overcome their desire for sex. Sexual desires can be overcome." In heaven there is no marriage or giving in marriage, there is no male or female, all are sons of God, and all are like the angels of God.]
|James 1:18 |
18 By his own will he fathered us by the word of truth, so that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.