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CHICAGO, ILL.:
D. P. LIVERMORE, 132 CLARK STREET.

1864.

BT 837

•25 1864

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by

D. P. LIVERMORE,
In the Clerk's Office of the Northern District of the State of Illinois

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS:
PRINTED BY S. & A. EMERSON, 139 CLARK STREET.

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THE object of this work is to assist the reader to a correct understanding of those controverted passages, which are supposed to teach the doctrine of endless punishment. We have given the Bible a thorough examination, and are convinced that this doctrine finds no support in the sacred pages. It is of human origin. The best Heathen writers admit that this doctrine was invented to frighten those who could not be restrained from vice by the punishments of this life! It was regarded by the Heathen, as it now is by some professing Christians, as the most efficient motive to deter men from sin. Cicero, in his seventh oration, page 207, says that “It was on this account that the ancients INVENTED those infernal punishments of the dead, to keep the wicked under some awe in this life, who without them, would have no dread of death itself.” Polybius, who was a celebrated Greek historian, speaking upon this subject says: “Since the multitude is ever fickle and capricious, full of lawless

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