King, George W
Title Kolasis Aionios or Future Retribution George King Divine Punishment Apologetics
Book Condition Used: Good
Edition 2nd Edition
Size Standard Hardcover
Publisher Eaton & Mains/Jennings & Pye 1901-01-01
Seller ID 121211003
This hardcover book is the SECOND EDITION that was published in 1901 by Eaton & Mains/Jennings & Pye with 271 pages. The text contains 70 pages with scattered underlining, notes and notations in pencil. The binding is sound though the hinges are cracking. The pages are toned with scattered foxing. No dust jacket. Previous owners name present. The past few years have introduced no essentially new element into the discusssion of the doctrine of Retribution. The changes in this edition, therefore, are slight. A few errors in type have been corrected, and an important footnote has been added on page 204. Other valuable verses have been given as mottoes or texts to chapter i and to the chapter on Terminology......We may add that the conviction increases, not diminishes, with us that the doctrine of Future Punishment is the anchor of evangelical faith and the high-water mark of evangelical preaching. The measure of strength in the great work of the Church of Jesus Christ will be, as it has been, the measure of faith in the doctrine of the awful consequences of sin and the faithful effort born thereof of the ministers of Christ to persuade men to accept the only remedy for sin given in the world's Redeemer. The minister's success in his great calling will depend very much upon his clear apprehension and faithful presentation of this theme. Danger with him. will lie not in strength but in weakness of doctrine. Sincere faith in a true biblical doctrine will give to him a depth of conviction as to other related truths, like the deity of Christ, the vicarious character of Christ's sufferings and death, the deity, personality, and presence of the Holy Ghost, and the blessedness of heaven, such as he can get in no other way. His sense of the value of a soul will also be deepened, and his interest in the salvation of any and all. In his own soul he will realize a magnitude of spiritual fervor and love for men as can only come to one who feels that he is commissioned to warn men to " flee from the wrath to come." It will quicken missionary aspiration and heighten the view of all things that are eternal, while it will diminish all things that are earthly as relatively of little worth, and thus enhance the value of even earthly things. It will give a depth and range and pathos of preaching to the preacher's public ministrations, and a tenderness and solicitude in his pastoral visitations, as cannot come to him whose ministry is one only of earthly and temporal expediency. With it he will measure all things by the rule of eternity. It will prove the best tonic to Christian endeavor and to all Christian living to those already Christian; and is the true and infallible background of deep conviction for sin and repentance in those who are in their sins. Faithfully believed and preached it will produce a revival of religion in any church, and quicken the pulse of every benevolence and enterprise in both the Church and society. In a word, it is God's awful background to all that is good in life and in eternity...... In this conviction we reiterate our faith in the doctrine of this volume, and urge upon the Church of to-day greater attention to its importance. There can be no " Forward Movement" that shall be worthy the name that is not inspired by a sense of the awful guilt of sin. The true minister of Christ and the faithful layman, solicitous for the strengthening and upbuilding of the Church of Christ, may not despise or ignore this revealed and authorized power. " Ease in Zion " will not tolerate the doctrine, but " woe " to the church that is at ease. "Ichabod" might as well be written over its portals. To suffer with Christ is the only way to perpetuate his kingdom, and to suffer with him in his doctrine is as essential as to suffer with him in any other way. Indeed, if we suffer not with him in his doctrine we are not apt to suffer with him at all. Because the doctrine of retribution is not popular, therefore it should be believed, and therefore it should be earnestly and sympathetically preached in the pulpit and cordially and intelligently supported in the pew......G. W. K. WORCESTER, MASS., July 10, 1901.