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Juftice of God, in threatening and puniflring Sin with an endlefs
Punifhment, confidered. THE juftice of God in punifhing fin with an
endlefs punifhmewt is, by many, at the prefent day, called
inqueftion; and, by fome, absolutely denied. But then it ought to
be confidered, that let it be ever fo juft, it is no wonder,
confidering the corruptions and interefted feelings of the human
heart, that it fhould be one of the firft doctrines which are
rejected, in a day when a revolution is attempted in matters of
religion, as well as civil government. In a cafe, where every thing
near and dear is at ftake, and the mind, at the fame time, is full
of alienated feelings from God-, it is no wonder if mankind call
evil good, and good evil, and fo cenfure the adm'miftrations of
God, although they are abfohitely per/eel. / Were men perfectly
holy and difinfere/red, they would be unable to enter folly into
the fubject, and accurately to judge and determine how far it is
beft and juft, that fin fhould be punimed and difcountenanced by
God. It ought to be granted by every one, that fin ought to be
punifhed as much as the higheft good of God's great kingdom
requires. A good government has the higheft good of the community
as its object. Confequently, if the holinefs and happinefs of God's
kingdom require that an endlefs punifhment fhould be threatened to
finners, and executed on the tranfgreflbr, then an endlefs
punifhment becomes juft and eligible. But how inadequate judges are
mankind, in a cafe of fuch magnitude ad extent? It is difficult, in
all cafes, for legiflators to determine what punifh- ments are
neceflary to fapport good government, and to promote the beft good
of a fmall empire. Yea, parents are not able to determine, in all
cafes, how far it is beft to pu- nifh adifobedient child...
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