Andrew Fuller, The Complete Works of Andrew Fuller: Expositions—Miscellaneous, J. Belcher, Ed., Vol. 3, (Harrisonburg, VA: Sprinkle Publications, 1988), 725-726.
One of the leading characteristics by which the religion of the Bible is distinguished from those systems of philosophy and morality which many would impose upon us in its place, is, that every thing pertaining to it bears a relation to eternity. The object of all other systems is at best to form the manners; but this rectifies the heart. They aspire only to fit men for this world; but this, while it imparts those dispositions which tend more than any thing to promote peace, order, and happiness in society, fixes the affections supremely on God and things above.
That such should be the exclusive property of revealed religion is not surprising, since it is this only that assures us of the existence of an eternal hereafter. If we relinquish this, all beyond the grave is uncertainty, and our attention will of course be confined to the transitory concerns of a few revolving suns. The conclusion of those who doubt the resurrection ever has been and will be, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” But, believing in the Scriptures of truth, immortality opens to our view. This is the seed time and eternity the harvest.