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1 1 — REVIEW. "ETERNAL PUNISHMENT IN ANOTHER I LIGHT," by Caractua. The above work has been sent to Us for re- view. We are asked to do it at once I But as we have not yet had sufficient. time to study the book we cannot profess to write a proper review to-day. The subject treated is of such importance, in view of th-- erroneous teaching of the present day, ttat this book is well worthy, not merely of a hastly perusal, but of the deepest study. There is something original in the main idea of the author, thiat the narrative of the suff- erings of Christ throws some light upon the eternal punishment of the ungodly in tlo future world. As the sufferings of Christ consisted in his being forsaken of this also is the merited punishment of ttin ungod- ly in the world to come. In his treatment of the subject the author makes the following divisions. Chapter I. Punishment, as it was suffered by Christ. Chapter 11. rJ he internal element of the punishment of the wicked. Chapter III. The external element in the punishment of the ungodly; Chapter IV. 'Is it probable thiat the punishment of the wicked is eternal? This question is an- swered in the affirmative. And the author supports his statements by the teaching of the Bible and fair deductions from the hvp othesis laid down in the former chapters. The truths of the Word of God must be laid a.side if the doctrine o! universal resto-»t>m is to be embraced. The author very satis- factorily eposes the invidious quibbling about the meaning of certain words used in Scriptures to describe the condition and pun- ishment of the ungodly in the world to come, and explains that the eternal existence of sin in the sinner must perpetuate the punish- ment arising out of the existing evil. The other thought suggested, viz., tlat if there was any possibility to restore the will fnm what the Bible calls hell, it was. njust deliver the Only Begotten Son of Tod to the sufferings he endured in this world The "everlastlngness" of the punislim it is -,Iso argued from the nature of the puni^hn^ ot —From the mature of salvatio —From the advocacy of Christ, and rom the nature of salvation. After illustrating these thoughts, the author says, ''Let us toh trust our souls to the doctrines of the semi- atheistic theologians of the present o'ay; but nather let us 'take hold of eternal life, while we are certain that it is within our reach There are, however, some tatements here which we think require reconsideration. Is it right to call the sufferings of Christ, pun- ishment? The Bible does not describe ifc as such. We feel inclined to object to another statement in the book, viz., "that Chrut suf- fered whfat the sinner himself diserved.' The author himself seems to feel the Iiffi.,i-ty here when he says that Christ suffered ii an outward sense what the sinner deserved. This does not remove tue difficulty. We tfo not see the identity Or even similarity of the Saviour's atoning suffering and the sinne?s punishment in hell. This book, notwithstanding our objacf'.mr^ is well worth a careful study.

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