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INDEX

TO COMPARISONS AND ILLUSTRATIONS USED IN THIS WORK.

30, 31

Page.
The folly of intolerance in regard to differences in religious opin-

ions,..
'The way to reconcile apparent discrepances in a work of which
the author is known,..

41
The injustice of holding a person to the consequences of a com-
pact, m wnich he was not a voluntary party,......

58
The faithfulness of God, in his promises, is not dependant on the
faith of man,..

66
Another illustration of the same point,..

67
The law of God cannot be satisfied with what it does not require, 72
The divine law does not comprisc penalties which are adapted to
defeat its own ends,...

74
The Creator would not have brought man into being, with the
foresight that he should be endlessly miserable,...

76
And provided he had so created him, he would have been justly
chargeable with the consequences,..

77
God's relation to men, as Creator, a ground for his pity toward
them,....

78
Our unfilial conduct toward God does not change his relation to
us, as our Father,.....

86
The endurance of God's paternal love,....

87
He will not abandon his offspring to infinite ruin,.....

88, 89
The character of a ruler inferrible front the condition of his sub-
jects,......

90,91
A ruler is answerable for the avoidable evils which he wilfully
admits into his dominions,...

91,92
The folly of deferring the business of retribution,..

94
How a report concerning hell, by an eye witness, would affect the
reputation of the sovereign of the universe,

96, 97
God is less excusable than earthly rulers, (on the supposition that

he inflicts endless suffering) for the miseries endured by the vic-
tims of his vengeance,. :

97,98
The perseverance of the good shepherd in saving lost man,.... 113
All sentient existence must centre toward God, as its source,.... 117
A firm belief in endless misery is incompatible with a sincere love
to mankind,...

124
And with the early experience of every christian,..

125
Our eternal interests out of the range of our control,.

133
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Page The use of religion if our future salvation is unconditional,.... 134 Our opponents do not themselves believe, that all men will be rewarded in eternity according to their works in time,.....

136 Why universalists do not believe, that God has threatened end. less misery,......

.......148, 149 Sin, according to endless misery, only takes us the sooner to heaven,....

150 Bad society in heaven,

ib. According to endless misery there are many more rogues saved than honest men,

151 The same doctrine furnishes motives to murder,..

152 A peep into a universalian, and an endless hell futurity,......154, 155 Is the doctrine of universal salvation generally pleasing to wicked men ?..

191 And displeasing to men of prayer ?..

192 The supposed remoteness of a day of reckoning for deeds performed in the flesh, must tend to embolden men to sin,...

198 It gives the priesthood an influence at the bed of death, which has often been abused,

199 The best, as the worst of men, must needs be changed after death in order to their admission to the realms of bliss,....

234 The immutability of a law is no proof that its penalties are eternal,

235 The divine Being is not subject to the difficulties which beset human legislators...

236 God was not reduced to the alternative of creating some for misery, or not at all.....

237 Forgiveness of sin does not in the divine economy) imply exemption from deserved punishment.

239 Another illustration of the same point,..

240 The advantages of forgiveness on this scheme,...

ib. If punishinent is for our benefit, should we sin the more, in order to incur the more ?..

241 The penalty of death for murder does not operate to prevent itWhy?..

242 Difference between positive and moral punishments, .244, 245 The modes of punishment........

.247, 248 But when conscience becomes seared, how then ?...

249 A consideration of that punishment which is natural to sin, (and

therefore unavoidable) can alone permanently restrain from crime,....

......250, 251 Except sin continue eternally, punishment, of a moral kind, cannot,..

. 252, 253 Neither can that which is physical,.

253 The very consequences of an evil tend to effect its removal,. 254 But why may not sin continue to eternity ?...

255 Exemplary punishment cannot be needed in the future state,.. 256 The goodness of God is itself a ground for supposing that the punishment of sin is present,....

...257, 258

Page. According to endless misery punishment is both disproportionate and uncertain,....

.261, 262 The probable origin of hell,..

...278, 279 The foreknowledge of events, prove also their foreappointment,. 282, 283 If sin is of God's appointment, I will commit as much of it as I please,....

283 No rational ground betwixt foreknowledge and foreordination,.. 285, 286 The foreappointment of ends implies also a foreappointment of means,

- 287, 288 I am a free agent, for I can do as I please,.

290 God controls us by the agency of our will, not against it,..

294 Why is one a christian, and another not ?..

295 Why suffer we for sin if it is unavoidable ?..

297 Facts prove that our advantages over others are not of our own making,..

298 Election does not necessarily imply reprobation,..

...303, 304 It were partiality in God to pardon some who are as guilty as others whom he executes,..

309 Why are means necessary for bringing about a result which is unchangeably foreordained ?..

310 God is as accountable for what he permits, as for what he ordains, 312 If we say that the scriptural terms rendered forever, everlasting,

etc., radically signify eternity, how will we get along with the Jew ?...

315 We cannot form an adequate conception of eternity.

319 Our happiness is increased by contrast,.

326 If even there be no punishment in eternity, men may be advantaged according to their advancement in moral improvement in

332

life,....

INDEX

TO THE SCRIPTURE TEXTS COMMENTED ON IN THIS WORK, WHICH ARE

USUALLY URGED AGAINST THE UNIVERSALIAN FAITH.

Page.
Prov. i. 26. I also will laugh at your calamity, etc...

54
John xvii. 9. I pray not for the world,......

...110, 111
Jude, verse 7. Even as Sodom and Gomorrlıa, and the cities about

them, in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication,
and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suf-
fering the vengeance of eternal fire,.....

......114, 115
Rom. ix. 1-3. I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience

also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, that I have great
heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish
that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my
kinsmen according to the flesh,....

.....115, 118
Rom. x. 1. Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for
Israel is, that they might be saved,.....

116
Ezek. xviii. 4. The soul that sinneth, it shall die,....

135
Mark xvi. 16. He that believeth not shall be damned,...

ib.
Gal. vi. 8. For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap

corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit
reap life everlasting,...

ib.
2 Cor. v, 10. For we must all appear before the judgment-seat

of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his
body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or
bad,....

136
Matt. xix. 16. What good thing shall I do, that I may inherit
eternal life,..

..137-187
Matt. vii. 13. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate,

and broad is the way, that leadeth 10 destruction, and many
there be which go in thereat,..

. 140, 141
Heb. xii. 14. Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord,.... 142
Matt. xxv. 31, 46. When the Son of man shall come in his

glory, etc., and all others pertaining to Christ's coming to judge

and reward men according to their works,...... ......157-187
Mal. iv. 1-6. Behold the day cometh that shall burn as an oven,
etc.,...

. 162, 163
Matt. viii, 11, 12. Ye shall see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and

all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and ye yourselves shall
be thrust out,.

165
Luke xvi. 1943). The rich man and Lazarus,. ...167, 168, 184, 187

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