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If God knew, when he created, what the end of each soul would be, is not that end as certain as if it was decreed?

Is not the merciful man always merciful to his beast?

Will not the merciful God be always as merciful to His creatures, as the merciful man is to his beast?

Is it true that the “tender mercies of the Lord are over all his works?” – (Ps. 145:9)

Is it true that the Almighty is without variableness, or the shadow of turning?

Would there be any tender mercy in the infliction of endless misery?

Are the tender mercies of the Lord like unto the tender mercies of the wicked which are cruel?

If God is not the Father of sinners, why should sinners pray, saying, “Our Father, forgive us our trespasses?”

“Have we not all one Father? Hath not one God created us?” – (Mal. 2:10)

If God be the Father of all men, will He do less for His children than earthly parents would do for theirs?

Is it true that God punishes us “for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness?” – (Heb. 12:11)
Would endless punishment be for our profit?

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#2

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As “love thinketh no evil,” can God design the ultimate evil of a single soul? (1 Cor. 13:5)

As “love worketh no ill,” can God inflict, or cause, or allow to be inflicted, an endless ill? (Rom. 13:10)

As we are forbidden to be overcome by evil, can we safely suppose that God will be overcome by evil? (Rom. 12:21)

Would not the infliction of endless punishment prove that God HAD been overcome by evil?

If man does wrong in returning evil for evil, would not God do wrong if He was to do the same?

Would not endless punishment be the return of evil for evil?

As we are commanded “to overcome evil with good,” may we not safely infer that God will do the same? (Rom. 12:21)

Would the infliction of endless punishment be overcoming evil with good?

If God loves His enemies now, will he not always love them?

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#3

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  1. If endless punishment be the “wages of sin,” could the sinner ever receive payment in full? (Rom. 6:23)
  2. As man is a finite being, can he commit an infinite sin?
  3. If man cannot commit an infinite sin, can he deserve endless punishment?
  4. If one sin be infinite, can a million be any more?
  5. If ONE sin be NOT infinite, can a million of sins amount to an infinite sin?
  6. If sin be infinite, can one sin be greater than the other?
  7. If sin be infinite, can it be true that, “where sin abounded grace did MUCH MORE abound?” --(Rom. 5:20)
  8. If sin be infinite, can it ever be finished or brought to an end?
  9. If ONE sin deserves an eternity of punishment, how much punishment will TEN sins deserve?

"It is in Him, and through the shedding of His blood, that we have our deliverance–the forgiveness of our offences–so abundant was God’s grace, the grace which He, the possessor of all wisdom and understanding, lavished upon us, when He made known to us the secret of His will. And this is in harmony with God’s merciful purpose for the government of the world when the times are ripe for it-- the purpose which He has cherished in His own mind of restoring the whole creation to find its one Head in Christ; yes, things in Heaven and things on earth, to find their one Head in Him. And you…"

Are our broadest hopes broad enough? Shall there be a nook or abyss, in all the universe of God, finally unlightened by the Cross? Shall there be a sin, or sorrow, or pain unhealed? Is the very universe, is creation in all its extent, a field wide enough for the Son of God?