Universalist Belief, Or, the Doctrinal Views of Universalists

Universalist Belief, Or, the Doctrinal Views of Universalists

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...honorable to the divine character. Moses was instructed to say unto the children of Israel, "Thou shalt also consider in thy heart, that asa man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee." Deut. viii. 5. How does man chasten his child I and for what purp the rod applied? Docs he make suffering object, and aim to inflict an ultimate injury upon his offspring? The man who should be guilty of such conduct, would forfeit all claim to the name of a parent; and every human being with the slightest sensibility, would be shocked at such vile and worse than barbarous conduct! And ought not men to stop and pause, before they presume to charge any such procedure upon the God and Father of all spirits 1 If he chastens as a father and loves more than a mother, he will never inflict an unnecessary stripe, nor grieve his helpless creatures merely to cause them pain. The comparison stated by Paul is far stronger. He says, " Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby." Heb. xii. 9--11. From this passage we learn that CHAPTER IX. THE WILL OF GOD. In view of the arguments already presented in favor of Universalism, we feel justified in assuming certain important positions without any additional proof. We have shown that God originally designed all mankind for ultimate glory and happiness. We...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582772
  • 9781236582775