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LETTERS TO A FRIEND;
IN FOUR PARTS.
Dr. Huntington's and Mr. Relly's Scheme, which denies all future punih mest, shown to be made up of contradictions.
Dr. Chauncy's, Mr. Winchefter's, Petitpierre's, and Med. Dr. Young's Scheme, which fuppofes a limited punishment hereafter, fhown to be made up of aontradictions.
PART III. Everlafting, forever, forever and evu,
rally and originally, mean duration without end:
The fufficiency of the Atonement, for the falvation of all, confiftent with the final deftruction of a part of mankind. Alfo the Second Death explained.
Interfperfed with direct arguments in proof of the endlefs mifery of the damned. And answers to the popular objections, of the preient day, against the Doctrines of Crace.
By JOSIAH SPAULDING, A. M.
Pator of a Church in Buckland,
PRINTED AT NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit:
E IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty-third day of July, in the thirtieth Year of the Independence of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, JOSIAH SPAULDING, of the faid District, hath depofited in this Office the Title of a Book, the Right whereof he claims as Auther, in the words following, to wit: "Univerfalifm confounds and defroys itfelf: or, Letters to a
Friend. In Four Parts. Part I. Dr. Huntington's and Mr. Relly's Scheme, which denies all future punishment, shown to "be made up of contradictions. Part II. Dr. Chauncy's, Mr. "Winchefter's, Petitpierre's and Med. Dr. Young's Scheme, "which fuppofes a limited punishment hereafter, fhown to be made up of contradictions. Part III. Everlafting, forever, forever and ever, naturally and originally mean duration "without end. Part IV. The fufficiency of the atonement, for the falvation of all, confiftent with the final destruction of a part of mankind. Alfo, the Second Death explained. In"terfperfed with direct arguments in proof of the endless mifeof the damned. And anfwers to the popular objections of "the prefent day, against the doctrines of grace. By Jofiah "Spaulding, A. M. Paltor of a Church in Buckland." In conformity to the A&t of the Congrefs of the United States, intitled, "An Ad for the encouragement of Learning, by fecur.
ing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of fuch Copies, during the Times therein "mentioned;" and alfo to an Act intitled, "An A&t fupple. "mentary to an Act, intitled, an Act for the Encouragement of "Learning, by fecuring the Copies of Maps, Charts, and
Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of fuch Copies during "the Times therein mentioned; and extending the Benefits "thereof to the Arts of Defigning, Engraving and Etching Hiftorical, and other Prints."
Clerk of the District
Dr. Huntington's and Mr. Relly's Scheme, which denies all future punishment, shown to be made up of contradictions.
What led Dr. Huntington into his Scheme, alfo his founda tion of faith, compared to what he fays on the doctrine of election and other things in his Book.
MY DEAR FRIEND,
HE plan propofed was thought to be good. Inability to execute it, you recollect, was the objection. Which nothing could have removed but your candour, facredly pledged. Doctor Huntington profeffes to have written his treatife, for the great end of improving calvinifm, and uniting all religious parties. He tells us, The arminian fcheme is full of incon fiftencies.' The calviniftic fcheme, in the limitarian fenfe,'* he adds, 'is every whit as fall of contradiction and abfurdity. The fame may be faid of all the reft that ever have been advanced in the world, except this alone. But this has not the ⚫ fhadow of inconfiftency with itself.'+ His fcheme, therefore, being fo confiftent with itfelf, while all others are full of abfurdity, is the only one which will bear examination. And his doctrines, we might expect, are thofe only which will exhibit a train of confiftency, when compared together.
In the early part of his life, Dr. H. felt himself much embarraffed with the doctrine of particular election and reprobation, as understood in the calvinistic or limitarian fense. How to reconcile this with free grace, was to him a great question. While
That which fuppofes fome part of mankind will be finally loft. And, thofe who hold with Calvin, as to the final fate of the righteous and the wicked in the next world, our author calls limitarians.
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