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THE

FIRE OF GOD'S ANGER:

OR,

LIGHT FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT UPON THE
NEW TESTAMENT TEACHING CONCERN-

ING FUTURE PUNISHMENT.

By L. C. BAKER,

Author of "Mystory of Creation and of Man ;'' Editor of Words of Reconciliation.

For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the

lowest hell.—DEUT. XXXII. 22.

PUBLISHED AT OFFICE OF "WORDS OF RECONCILIATION,"
NO. 2022 DELANCEY PLACE, PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Copyright, 1887, by L. C. Baker.

PREFACE.

This book is a series of Bible studies, from a new point of view, of the burning question of future punishment. Its author has served for many years in the ministry of the Presbyterian Church. No other church stands more in need of a free discussion of the vital questions raised in this volume. He has herein asserted, both for himself and for his brethren, the right to inquire into matters about which he knows many of the ministers and members of that church are profoundly exercised, but concerning which many of them believe they are bound to keep silent. He cannot, for a moment, accept that low idea of the church which makes it a merely voluntary association, formed in the interests of a certain system of doctrine. It is a living body, formed for growth in knowledge and purity. And to such increase each member is bound to contribute as God may give him light and opportunity. This carries with it the right, and just at this time of excited interest on this subject imposes the duty, to reverently investigate the matters treated of in this volume. The author can render no higher service to his own church than to assert within her, and for her, this principle of liberty.

These pages are prepared also in the interest of that large class of Christians in all churches who believe the Bible to be the Word of God, and yet whose loyalty to it is put to a painful test by their inability to reconcile

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