For Ever; An Essay On Eternal Punishment. An Essay On Eternal Punishment: an essay on eternal…

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byMarshall Randles

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Excerpt: ... Chapter VII. FURTHER EXAMINATION OF ALTERNATIVE THEORIES --ANNIHILATION--UNIVERSAL RESTORATION. 'Men think that death ix the end of their troublet, whereat it it only the beginning of them. It is the lot of the miched that they lire in death, and suffer at it icere continual death.'-- Philo, quoted by R. Watson. ~ 4~EX who have any faith at all in Christianity, and -*-'-?- yet reject its teaching of endless punishment, generally betake themselves to one of two positions; namely, belief in the universal restoration of all fallen spirits to eternal life, or a theory of annihilation of the incorrigibly bad, or one of destruction, almost identical with, or difficult to distinguish from, annihilation. The nearer the eye of criticism approaches these alternatives, the more defenceless they appear. It becomes more and more difficult to conceive how they could be resorted to except as subterfuges from unwelcome truth. I. Annihilation.* The theory of annihilation is, that * On this subject our observations may seem to go twice over the same ground. This arises from the distinction set up between loss of existence and loss of conscious existence; the one denoting absolute annihilation, the other something short of it. Sometimes the phraseology and drift of destructionists seem to imply the former, and again the latter. We have therefore dealt with the subject first on the one hypothesis, and then on the other. But where a point under the second branch has been mfficiently referred to under the first, it has not been deemed needful to re-introduce it under the second. the impenitent and unsaved will, at some future period, have a termination of their sins and pains by a termination of their very being,--their conscious nature becoming an utter nonentity. It is a tenet never very prevalen...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Excerpt: ... Chapter VII. FURTHER EXAMINATION OF ALTERNATIVE THEORIES --ANNIHILATION--UNIVERSAL RESTORATION. 'Men think that death ix the end of their troublet, wherea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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