The World and the World to Come

The utter fallacy of all such ideas is apparent from the fact that it is the world to come, and not this world, that God has given to His people. Instead of being the ones to rule this world, Christians are the ones above all others who should keep their hands off.

This world pertains to worldly men. “The world passes away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God abides for ever.” 1 John 2.17. He who does the will of God abides for ever, because he is not of this world, even as Christ is not of this world; but they who link their lives to this world must necessarily pass away with it.