The Question of Hell; An Essay in New Orthodoxy

The Question of Hell; An Essay in New Orthodoxy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...off and paying up and getting quit, either with or without intervention of a second parly. To set the soul upon pushing its part in any such scheme, as if loyalty to God could be shown by concern for one's own safety, and it were honor enough to God to let us off, on the basis of a good scheme, is absurdly contrary to a just idea of regard for the character of Deity. If we honestly desire honor to the Divine justice and holiness, we have no choice but to submit ourselves absolutely, trusting that God cannot do wrong, not even to a sinner, and willing that he should do right, though he slay us. THE ORTHODOX SCHEME NO HONOR TO GOD. The-theory, therefore, which affects to honor God by according to him the right to inflict the pains of hell, provided that we may in good time dodge the infliction, has no rectitude or veracity in it; it is a trick of human conceit and selfishness, as mere a pretext as ever superstition suggested to the mind of man. Any sincere mind, once brought round from the orthodox to the Christian point of view, from selfish fear to unselfish faith, will see this without difficulty. It is remarkable that Mr. Constable should see it while still holding on to a modified orthodoxy. A PEDIGREE OF DISHONOR. In disposing of the orthodox dogma of hell, Mr. Constable looks up its historical appearance On this point he remarks: "The first known holder of the theory of eternal life for the reprobate was the author of the writings known under the title of 'Clementina, ' and falsely attributed to Clemens Romanus This nameless forger is, so far as is known, the first maintainor of the doctrine of eternal life in hell... Here in these shameless forgeries, And these vagaries of unhallowed fancy, lies the mean origin of a dogma which now...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496914
  • 9781236496911