The Everlasting Punishment of the Ungodly, Illustrated and Evinced to Be a Scripture Doctrine: And the Salvation of All Men, as Taught in Several Late Publications, Confuted; In a New Arrangement of the Subject in Dispute; In Three Parts

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To be. The other, and pr1ne1pal remark, is this If this' imé pleaded tenet cannot be fupported upon this plan, it is in vain to hope for it Upon any other whatever. The ingenuity and ability of this writer is inconteftible and he hath fpared no labor and pains in the caufe. He had all the world of doc: tines, of truth and error to choofe out of and he hath taken his {land of fupport 'and defence upon this foundation and if (henow fails of fupporting it, when enforced with all the aid of thofe learned men, Mr. Whif'ton, Scot, Hardy, Hallet, &c; and is re-enforced again with Gog and Magog, under the im zfiuence of the devil, introduced to bring up the rear of fupport to one important part of the fcheme, it is in vain to hope it: can ever be fup'ported upon any plan of doétrine whatever. In this fenfe, the fubjeél: is truly exhaufted. This being by far the molt plaufibly wrote, in which their {irength is col leéled, and the fubjeet exhauf'ted fhould it fail of fupport, the univ'erfalifis, if wife, for their own fake, will not attempt to mend it, for the parts do now hang badly together, and fhould they jollie and alter the pofizs and pillars of it, the fua perflruéture certainly falls to ruin with its own weight. Whe ther it be now fupported, or is fupportable by any means Whatever the reader who carefully attends to the following work in all the parts of it, may be under fome advantage to judge. One thing, perhaps, fhould not be wholly palfed over, and may be noticed here, inafmuch as it did nor naturally fall in any where in the laf't part. We are told, in order to the ad million of this fcheme, fome generally received doctrines mull be given up, and that it is high time they {hould be rea nounced and others embraced in their room, more honourable, to the father of mercies, and comfortable to the creatures whom his hands have formed, Page 14. What are the articles to be embraced in'the room of thofe of the chrif'tian and proteflz ant faith, which are to be renounced Why, it feems, we' are to receive it as a firf't principle, that the end of the creation of the moral world was the happinefs of the creature and that if God foreknew any of them (fay the devil and his angels and the finally wicked of mankind) would, by the abufe of pack: mornthe introdusfioryt R R er, A' oe: y.

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Stephen Johnson is a regular contributor to Gramophone and The Independent. He lives in London.

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