Dublin Review; A Quarterly and Critical Journal Volume 13

Dublin Review; A Quarterly and Critical Journal 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: ...upon the very words of the text, instead of amusing his readers with theories about the past and present dealings of God with men, &c., to which there is no allusion whatever in the text. Thirdly. Let us admit, with Mr. Palmer, that God meant by this punishment to prevent the "fatal results that must have otherwise followed, that he meant it as a warning to the rest of the people; surely it does not follow that this was the only end God had in view. May not the same punishment be intended at once to satisfy the demands of justice--to repair scandal--to deter others from sinning? Was not the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrha a punishment for the sins of their inhabitants? Was it not, just as well as the chastisement of David, designed as a lesson and a warning to the world? It is needless to multiply instances; the Scriptures abound in them. Are not the sufferings of the damned punishments for sin, in the most rigorous sense of the words? and are they not also an awful and salutary warning to us? and is not this very motive--the fear of hell's torments--proposed to us by our Redeemer as a means of deterring us from the commission of sin?" Fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both body and soul in hell." (Matth. x. 28.) Perhaps Mr. Palmer would say that, in the instances quoted or alluded to, there is question only of punishment for sin unrepented of. Be it so. But the question now before us is whether what is a punishment for sin (forgiven or unforgiven), may not be also designed as a vindication of God's justice, a warning to others. In the case before us it is expressly stated that the punishment was inflicted as a chastisement for sin: that it was...show more

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