THE WORLD TO COME.
BY REV. GEORGE BURDER.
'•BUT THEY WHICH SHALL BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO OBTAIN THAT WORLD, AND THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD, NEITHER MARRY, NOR ARE GIVEN IN MARRIAGE : NEITHER CAN THEY DIE ANY MORE : FOR THEY ARE EQUAL UNTO THE ANGELS ; AND ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD, BEING THE CHILDREN OF THE RESURRECTION." Luke 20 : 35, 36.
It may justly excite our wonder and our grief, that be-lievers, who are professed candidates for another world, should have their hearts so little set upon their heavenly home. The glory that shall he revealed, and which faith humbly expects, is SO exceedingly great, that one should suppose the children of God would scarcely be able to think or speak of any thing else. But alas, it is not so. " Our souls cleave unto the dust," and we have abundant cause to pray, " Quicken thou us, according to thy word." May the Lord bless can* medita-tions on this passage of Scripture, in which Jesus Christ replies to the objections of the Sadducees against the doc-trine of the resurrection. The Sadducees were probably the disciples of Sadoc, and composed one of the four sects of the Jews: their leading notion was, that "there is no resurrec-tion," Luke 20 : 27 ; they also denied the existence of angels, the immortality of the soul, and a future state. The Saddu-cees thought to perplex the doctrine of the resurrection by