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LOVE'S FINAL VICTORY

Ultimate Universal Salvation on the Basis of Scripture and Reason

BY

HORATIO

An Orthodox Minister

" That which is incredible to thee thou shalt not, at thy soul's peril, attempt to believe. Go to Perdition if thou must, but not with a lie in thy mouth. By the Eternal Maker, no." Carlyle.

" Is not Universal Salvation the Divine Corollary of Universal Atonement?" Extract of a letter from the Author to an eminent Methodist minister in England.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I.

DIFFERENT THEORIES.

Fear of Punishment Early Impressions Men of Piety and Learning Facts and Figures Mental or Material Fire The Theory of Conditional Immortality Why Invented Moody Divine Failure Impossible Future Operations of Grace Restoration A Plea for Charity Other Worlds The Heathen Devout Use of the Imagination.

II.

CRUELTY OF FORMER VIEWS.

Unconditional Election Children of Believing Parents An Arrogant Pretension God's Own Children The Heathen of All Time A Baleful Shadow Former Cruelty Herbert Spencer Dr. Farrar's Eternal Hope A Lady With An Open Mind Dr. Dawson's Larger View The Universal Attraction.

III.

THE CHURCH IN TRANSITION.

No Definite Note of Warning Preachers Afraid of Discipline Divided As to Restoration or Extinction Plea for Liberty Liberalism of the Episcopal Church Advance in Christian Unity Dr. Edward White Conditional Immortality Endless Torment If True Ought to Be Preached Morning, Noon and Night Awful Penalty of Sin Extinction True Religion Is Reasonable Enlarged Conceptions.

IV.

INFINITE JUSTICE.

A Strong Argument Universal Atonement Infinite Justice Satisfied A Candid Methodist Minister Can Man Commit An Infinite Sin? Everlasting Punishment Could Not Be Rendered Uses of Suffering Punitive and Remedial The Penalty Has Been Paid Moral Effect Mystery of Pain Not Punishment but Chastening Extending Our Outlook Beyond Boundless Time and Space Operations of Grace in the Next Life Infinite Power Infinite Mercy Infinite Love Incentive to Endless Praise.

V.

HARMONY OF THE DIVINE ATTRIBUTES.

Our Limitations Development Our Capacity Divine Foreknowledge No Divine Failure The Heathen Unchangeable Dove Union of Four Attributes Eternal Wisdom A Marvel of Coercion and Freedom The Day of Divine Power An Unfathomable Mystery Future Revelations Coming to Zion with Songs.

VI.

THEORY OF EQUALITY.

Abraham Tucker's View Ingenious and Reverent Variety of Endowment Maximum of Happiness Imparting and Receiving New Ideas Compensations Infinite Justice.

VII.

PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION.

Different Processes The Case of Saul Changed in a Moment No Violence to Human Freedom The Case of Nebuchadnezzar Sudden or Slow Basis of Warning An Object Lesson Function of Suffering.

VIII.

THE INTERMEDIATE STATE.

Meagre Details Good Reasons Why Extent of the Universe Future Glory Sin in Other Worlds No Revelation Future Abode of the Righteous Solid or Ethereal Impossible Revelations Present Duties and Interests Our Limitations Necessity of Purification Preaching to the Spirits in Prison Stages of Progress The Law of Gradual Development.

IX.

THE SPIRITS IN PRISON.

The Descent of Jesus Into Hades Singular Reserve of Preachers Purgatory Dr. Gerhardt's Book A Bodily Resurrection The Spirit World Requires a Spirit Body.

X.

DIVINE LOVE.

Infinite Being and Perfection Grades of Being Variety Man's Limitations Moral Beings Hopeless Surroundings All Are the Children of God Righting the Wrongs of Time "The Heart of the Universe Is Love" Eternal Conscious Torment Incredible Conquering Power of Love Eternal Purpose Will Not Fail Omnipotence in the Moral Realm The Divine Expression of Love Universal Atonement Involves Universal Salvation Final Success of God's Designs Will Evil Necessarily Perpetuate Itself? Triumph of Good Over Evil Few Stripes or Many Reformatory Punishment Bringing Good Out of Evil Possibilities of Redeeming Grace The Ransomed of the Lord Wrath but the Shadow of Love Former Eternity of Sinlessness Wrath No Constituent of the Divine Character Pity and Indignation... Continue reading book >>




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