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The World to Come.

The World to Come.

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
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.
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.

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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
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proposing the case of a woman who had been married to seven different men. " In the resurrection," said they, "whose wife of them is she ?" Our Lord mildly answered this imper-tinent question by showing that there is a vast difference between the state of men on earth, and that of the children of God in heaven ; a great difference between this world, and that world. The whole passage is full of instruction, which 398 THE WORLD TO COME. we shall endeavor to obtain by making several observations upon it. I. There is another world. Our Lord calls it that world : it is evidently opposed to ^'- this world," verse 34, "the children of this world." AVe know a little of this world. that we knew it aright ! that we saw it with the eyes of faith ! AVe should then con-fess it to be a vain world ; " for all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." Solomon, who made a full trial of the world, with advantages for making it above all other men, solemnly pronounces the whole to be " vanity
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of vanities, vanity of vanities, vexation of spirit." How em-phatically is it expressed — as if his heart was full of the idea ; as if he longed to impress it upon others ; as if he could not find sufficient words to do it. And remember ivho it was that declared this. Not a hermit, who never saw the world : not a pauper, who has got nothing in the world: not a spend-thrift, who has lost all he had in the world ; but " the king of Jerusalem," who abounded in wealth and honor, and who had tried the whole round of worldly pleasures. If he pro-nounces all to be vanity, we need not make the fruitless experiment; for "what shall the man do who cometh after the king ?" This world is as wicked as it is vain. " This present evil world" St. Paul calls it; "the world that lieth in wicked-ness," saith St. John. It was good when God first made it, " very good ;" but sin has made it evil, filled it with snares and sorrows ; insomuch that it is a part of Christ's redemp-tion, "to deliver us from this present evil world;" and from Satan, " the prince of this world," who makes use of its pleas-ures as baits, to destroy the souls of men. And yet such is the evil heart of man, that he dotes upon this evil world ; he seeks " his good things in this world ;" " his portion is in this life;" he is "a man of the world;" or, as Christ says, "a child of this world," verse 34.
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