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Thayer, Thomas B. - The Origin and History of The Doctrine of Endless Punishment.topx.exe
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ORIGIN AND HISTORY
DOCTRINE OF ENDLESS PUNISHMENT
THOMAS B. THAYER
Prove all things. Hold fast that which is good
. --- PAUL
New and Enlarged Edition
Universalist Publishing House,
No. 37 Cornwill
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by
James M. Usher
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts
HOBART & ROBBINS,
New England Type and Stereotype Foundry,
THE PERIOD BEFORE THE LAW.
No Law announced to our First Parents with the Penalty of Endless Punishment annexed
Not revealed in the History of their Transgression, nor in that of Cain, the Deluge, or Sodom and Gomorrah
THE PERIOD UNDER THE LAW.
SECT. I. - Endless Punishment not taught by Moses in the Law; - nor is it mentioned anywhere in the Bible
History of the Jews
SECT. II. - Testimony of Orthodox Critics and Theologians to this Point
SECT. III. - Old Testament Doctrine of Hell, Sheol
SECT. IV. - General Application of the Argument
SECT. V. - Objections to the foregoing Argument answered
ENDLESS PUNISHMENT OF HEATHEN ORIGIN.
SECT. I. - Description of the Heathen Hell, its Location, Inhabitants and Punishments; compared with Church Doctrine
SECT. II. - The Doctrine Invented by Heathen Legislators and Poets; Shown by their own Confession
Its Egyptian Origin
THE JEWS BORROWED THE DOCTRINE FROM THE HEATHEN.
The Historical Argument on this Point
ENDLESS PUNISHMENT NOT TAUGHT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
SECT. I. - Salvation of Christ not from this
SECT. II. - New Testament Doctrine of Hell
SECT. III. - Unquenchable Fire; how used in the Scriptures; how used by Greek Writers
SECT. IV. - Everlasting, Eternal, and Forever, not Endless
Testimony of Lexicographers and Critics
Usage of Greek Authors
SECT. V. - The Second Death
THE INTRODUCTION OF THE DOCTRINE INTO THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
The general Corruption of the early Church
First Appearance of the Doctrine - its Form
, The Wicked not raised from the Dead, or Under-world
, Raised and Punished
, Future Punishment ending in Annihilation
, Endless Punishment
Condemnation of Universalism, and Endless Punishment decreed Orthodox, A.D. 553
THE DOCTRINE CREATES A CRUEL AND REVENGEFUL SPIRIT - ILLUSTRATED FROM HISTORY.
Influence of Faith on Character
Catholic Crusades against the Albigenses
Massacre of St. Bartholomew
The Catholic Inquisition
The Spanish Inquisition; its Influence on Society; Note
The Influence not confined to Catholic Believers of the Doctrine
THE COMPARATIVE MORAL INFLUENCE OF BELIEF AND DISBELIEF OF ENDLESS PUNISHMENT - HISTORICAL CONTRAST.
Its Influence on the Morals of the Heathen; Greeks, Romans, Burmans
The Character of the Pharisees and Sadducees contrasted in reference to this Point
THE INFLUENCE OF THE DOCTRINE ON THE HAPPINESS OF ITS BELIEVERS - ILLUSTRATED FROM THEIR OWN CONFESSIONS.
Testimony of Saurin, Stuart, Barnes, Henry Ward Beecher
ADDITIONAL TESTIMONIES ON THE QUESTIONS DISCUSSED IN THE PRECEDING CHAPTERS.