The Dublin Review Volume 13

The Dublin Review Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...cavils: for with what more significant terms could Scripture have expressed the cause."--Tournelly, De Poenit. On the preceding argument Mr. Palmer thus comments: --"It is obvious that God, by Nathan, remitted the extreme punishment which was due to David's sin, 'Thou shalt not die, ' and that at the same time he imposed a lesser temporal punishment for his sin, ' The child that is born unto thee shall surely die.' But I must deny that this example furnishes any necessary proof that u similar mode of proceeding characterises the present dealings of God with us. A temporal penalty of some sort was necessary when God visibly interfered in the affairs of men. But now that his guidance is entirely spiritual and invisible, temporal penalties are no longer necessary in the same way; and had David lived under the Christian dispensation, his crime might not have involved such consequences when truly repented of. Under the former dispensation the case was widely different. Had the favoured servant of God, the chosen pastor of God's people, been permitted to commit most grievous and scandalous sins, without any visible signs of God's indignation, the most fatal results would have followed. The justice of God would have been impugned. Sin would have been encouraged." Thus far Mr. Palmer. Now it is clear from the sacred text cited above, and Mr. Palmer admits, lst. that David's sin was pardoned; 2d. that after this pardon a lesser temporal punishment was inflicted for the pardoned sin. To admit thus much in the plain sense of the terms is to admit the Catholic doctrine: for it is to admit that a temporal punishment is inflicted for a sin already pardoned--which is exa/ctly our doctrine....
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  • Paperback | 236 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236975041