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Love's Final Victory by Horatio

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 Attributes--Eternal Wisdom--A Marvel of Coercion and Freedom--The Day of Divine Power--An Unfathomable Mystery--Future Revelations--Coming to Zion with Songs.


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