Love’s Final Victory / Ultimate Universal Salvation on the Basis of Scripture and Reason

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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

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