Death Not Life, or the Theological Hell and Endless Misery Disproved
Excerpt from Death Not Life, or the Theological Hell and Endless Misery Disproved: And the Doctrine of Destruction Established, by a Collection and Explanation of All Passages on Future Punishment Does the doctrine of endless misery -commend itself to every mans conscience? Like Paul, we wish, by a -manifestation of the truth, - to thus commend the doctrine of destruction. 2 Cor. 4:2. An argument now often used to prevent research and reform on the reexamination of our creeds is, that new and delusive errors are constantly springing up in our day. Many patented inventions on trial are found to be useless, and when the patents for steamboats, the telegraph, c, came out, if all had refused to try them, because most patents proved useless, much more good sense would have been manifested than is shown in this argument; for they could affect us but a few years, while Christ has said, -to break the least of his commands- will -make us the least in the kingdom of heaven.- -Be not carried about with every wind of doctrine, - is now perverted, (as was the one quoted on the pinacle of the temple.) and made to mean, 'alter not the creeds, ' - -bring no new things out of the treasure-house- of God's Word, - -our creeds are two and three hundred years ol 3, and were made when we half emerged from Popery, and -all new and old things- are in them!!! The motto of churches as to doctrines, seems to be, -What has been always customary, Legal becomes and necessary.- Ergo, it's legal and necessary to teach immortality, and an endless hell. Prof. Finny has been censured for teaching perfectionism in practice, but a far worse perfectionism is being manifested by all sects as to doctrine.- About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.