Concerning the New Earth
they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage;
but are as the angels which are in heaven. Mark 12:25.
There are men today who express their belief that there will be marriages
and births in the new earth, but those who believe the Scriptures cannot accept
such doctrines. The doctrine that children will be born in the new earth is
not a part of the "sure word of prophecy." The words of Christ are
too plain to be misunderstood. They should forever settle the question of
marriages and births in the new earth. Neither those who shall be raised from
the dead, nor those who shall be translated without seeing death, will marry
or be given in marriage. They will be as the angels of God, members of the
say to those who hold views contrary to this plain declaration of Christ:
Upon such matters silence is eloquence. It is presumption to indulge in suppositions
and theories regarding matters that God has not made known to us
the word; be instant in season, out of season." Do not bring to the foundation
wood, and hay, and stubble--your own surmisings and speculations, which can
benefit no one.
withheld no truths essential to our salvation. Those things that are revealed
are for us and our children, but we are not to allow our imagination to frame
doctrines concerning things not revealed.
It is presented
to me that spiritual fables are taking many captive. . . . To all who are
indulging these unholy fancies I would say, Stop; for Christ's sake, stop
right where you are. You are on forbidden ground.
has made every provision for our happiness in the future life. But He has
made no revelations regarding these plans, and we are not to speculate concerning
them. Neither are we to measure the conditions of the future life by the conditions
of this life.
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