An Enquiry Into the Scripture-Doctrine Concerning the Duration of Future Punishment

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 158 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1744. Excerpt: ... e and Life: And every one shall depart unto c his proper Place." Ignatius to the MagneJians: Wake ubisup. p. 79. No LVIII. Ch. ix. 22. The Vessels of Wrath fitted to Destruclion. N. B. Nothing can be inferr'd from this Text in favour of Annihilation. It does not relate to the Retributions of the World to come; but to the Dispositions of Providence, and the Judgments of God, with regard to Nations, or People, in this World. It is one Instance, amongst the rest, that the Scripture does not use the word aT A ct, (Destruclion, ) in the Philosophical Sense of Annihilation. N LIX. 1 Cor. i. 18.--The preaching of the Cross is to them that perish, Foolishness: But unto us which are saved, it is the Power of God. It is plain what is here meant by the word peri/h: Them that perijh, is explain'd by the Opposition of--us which are saved. The former are not saved, and therefore in that Sense they perijh, or are lost. It may not be amiss to set down here, once for all, various Passages of the New Testament, where this word is used; in order to discover, and, if we can, ascertain, its Meaning. H Matt, Matt. ii. 13. Herod willseekthe Child(axoAs'o-ai) to destroy him. v. 29, 30.--that one of thy Membersstould perish, (aVoAjjTOi.) vii. 13.--the way that leadeth to Destructions (aLTCtiheictv) viii. 25. Lord, save us-, we peri/h, (awroA ix. 17.--and the Bottles perijh. x. 6.--the lost Sheep of the House of Israel: (aVoA&AoTx.)--2 8.--able to destroy both Soul and Body in Hell. See N X.----f. 39.---shall lose it, ---loseth his Life.----jr. 42.---stall not lose his Reward. xii. 14.--held a Councel, how they might destroy him.----xv. 24.--unto the lost Sheep---xxi. 41. He will destroy those wicked Men. Mark i. 24. Jlrt thou come to destroy us? To torment us, Matt. vii...

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