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LETTERS TO A UNIVERSALIST;
THE SUBJECT OF MODERN UNIVERSALISM IS EXAMINED ;
BY THE DICTATES OF COMMON SENSE, THE LIGHT OF SOUND PHILOSOPHY
AND THE WORD OF GOD.
WITH A N A P P E N D IX.
BY PHILEMON R. RUSSELL,
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year, 1842;
By P. R. RUSSELL, In the Clerk's Office of the Distriet Court of Massachusetts. PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
This little volume is designed to be an antidote for the diffusive poison of modern Universalism. The author professes to be thoroughly acquainted with this whole system of error. The folly and absurdity of modern Universalism, the sophistry and outrageous perversions of the scriptures by which it is sustained and commended to the minds of the unstable and unthinking, are but poorly understood by those who have not been themselves ensnared in the dreadful delusion, or who have not carefully examin. ed the works of its most popular authors. In both of these respects the author feels himself qualified for the work be he has undertaken.
He was once deluded'with a species of Universalism. He has also carefully es ainined its standard authors; and he is confident that this little work is a sufficient answer to every Universalis: book now before the public. The old cry of' MISREPRESENTATION' will probably be raised ; but the charge cannot be sustained. When a Universalist exposition is given and exam ined, the author is named, or his work definitely referred to. Universalist authors have been allowed to speak for themselves, as far and as explicitly as the limits of the work would permit. Their arguments have been considered and answered.
Fall River, February 1842.