Endless Punishment; Its Origin And Grounds Examined With Other Discourses by Thomas Jefferson SawyerEndless Punishment; Its Origin And Grounds Examined With Other Discourses by Thomas Jefferson Sawyer

Endless Punishment; Its Origin And Grounds Examined With Other Discourses

byThomas Jefferson Sawyer

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. OF The Grounds Of Endless Punishment. Sec. 1. Sin, it is said, is infinite, and deserves an infinite punishment. As I have before intimated, the staunchest advocates of endless punishment are sensible of its abhorrent character, and its utter inconsistency with all our better views of the Divine Being, which as christians, we are forced to entertain. Drexelius confesses that it " might seem astonishing that a God of infinite mercy and goodness should pass so dreadful a sentence against so many thousand miserable creatures," were it not for certain considerations which tend to reconcile him to it. So does Dr. Edwards concede that it naturally " seems to us not suitable, that any poor creature should be the subject of such misery, because we have no sense of any thing abominable and provoking in any creature answerable to it. If we had, then this infinite calamity would not eeem unsuitable." What, then, are the considerations which show that endless punishment is only proportionable to the crime, so that the mind can " rest in it," as Dr. Edwards says, " as fit and suitable, and no more than what is properto be ordered by the just, holy and good Governor of the world t" I need not say that one of the most popular grounds on which it has been attempted to predicate and justify the doctrine in question, is the alledged InfiNite Of Sin. Sin, it is said, is an infinite evil, and consequently deserves an infinite punishment. This argument, if so by courtesy it be called, appears in different forms, and rests on different data. Sometimes sin is said to be infinite in its own nature ; sometimes because it is an offence against an infinite God, or God's infinite majesty ; sometimes, again, because it is a violation of infinite obligation ; sometimes because it ...
Title:Endless Punishment; Its Origin And Grounds Examined With Other DiscoursesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217945759

ISBN - 13:9780217945752