For imagine any possible degree of folly and sin that can stain human nature, to be accumulated on the head of some sinful child of man; and I ask, can you believe that any human father, any mother, that once loved that child, could bring herself calmly to sentence her offspring to an endless hell; nay, herself to keep that child there in evil that never shall terminate.
We talk of Life, of Matter, but these and all other things, are in themselves to us unknown, and unknowable. I firmly believe that when a person seriously sins, they need more support, not less.
Now, from our Lord's own words we may understand in what lay the essence of this awful sin. God knows how painful such thoughts are to write down. You can walk out of your church and never come back, but we are social creatures and we care about our loved ones. Last year, I met a man of God who made a difference — a man who made me see a different side of life.
That the ungodly finally pass into a state of endless evil, of endless torments; that from this suffering there is no hope of escape; that of this evil there is no possible alleviation. On the mind goes, heaping up its millions and billions and quadrillions of millions.
And so the curtain falls on the great drama of creation and redemption, presenting such a picture as this - a baffled Savior, a victorious Devil, a ruined creation, sin triumphant - and so to continue forever - a heaven wholly base, a hell wholly miserable.
And while there, you will have to be bombarded with very negative attitudes towards you and your life time after time after time, from the people you love the most. Briefly stated, they amount to this: Fancy a mother thrilled through with bliss while near, or far off, it matters not her child is in the grip of devils; a wife joining in the angelic harmonies, while her husband for ever blasphemes.
At my entrance on life I received a nature already fallen; and that for no fault of mine; stained, and that with no sin of mine. For all of the promises of God are based upon what Jesus did for us: Beyond, on the other side of the gulf, he has placed a prize beyond estimate, which he promises to the child if he passes the bridge safely, and then compels him to go, commanding him to look neither to the right nor left.
For the Bible is clearly against any such alleviation when read from their own standpoint. He calls into existence these creatures, whether they will or no; though the bottomless pit is yawning to receive them, and the flames ready to devour them.
And so in the case of hell. And shall God place me on the frail and narrow bridge of life, stretched over the awful and flaming abyss of endless perdition, with the possibility of a heaven beyond, and then leave me there to cross it, swinging fearfully in the winds of temptation, knowing that as a matter of fact I shall, in crossing, be precipitated into the horrible pit, there to lie for ever in hopeless agony.
As to the first, I shall have occasion bye and bye to point out, that no system so effectually affirms God's hatred of sin, as that which teaches that He cannot tolerate its existence for ever.
A further plausible argument against Universalism is the alleged danger of teaching the larger hope. But with this fundamental idea, a partial salvation is. It is nothing at all to the purpose to allege, either that those who perish finally have chosen evil of their own will, or that all evil beings are shut up in chains and torment: And you assure me that this Great Being is Almighty, is Love essential, is the Parent or the Creator here the terms are practically equivalent of every one of these creatures, who are doomed and damned.
I repeat that no thoughtful man can believe a doctrine condemned by the conscience; and so men will seek a refuge in skepticism, when they hear the clergy teaching these evil traditions for they are no more as part of the revelation of that God, Whose blessed Son tasted death for every man.
And all this is written calmly and thoughtfully, with a view to meeting the difficulties of those who are in doubt on the subject. Further, if endless evil may be defended, in even a solitary case, it may be defended logically in every case. In fact, we totally err in our estimate of the relative strength of good and evil when we treat the latter as though it were on a par with the former in fibre, in duration, or in essence.
Disguise the fact as men may, the dilemma is inevitable.
Now, if this be a part of my training, if it be a path to better things, I can in submission - nay, in gladness even - bend to my Creator's will: At the outset let me protest against the common and ignorant prejudice that connects Universalism with lax views of sin or of dogma.
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