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IN VINDICATION OF
BY PITT MORSE,
PASTOR OF THE FIRST UNIVERSALIAN CHURCH
AND SOCIETY IN WATERTOWN, N. Y.
"Omnia explorate: boşam tetete.”
BY JOEL PARKER,
PRINTED BY WOODWARD & CALHOUN.
Cop. a Northern Distréct of New York, to wit: BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the fifth day
of August, Anno Domini, 1831, Pitt Morse, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the title of which is in the words fol
lowing; to wit :-"Sermons in vindication of Universalism, by PITT MORSE, Pastor of the first Universalian Church and Society in Watertown, N. Y. Omnia explorate: bonum tenete,” in reply to 'Lectures on Universalism, by Joel Parker, Pastor of the 3d Presbyterian Church, Rochester;' the right whereof hé claims as Author, in conformity with an Act of Congress, entitled an Act to amend the several Acts respecting Copy Rights.
RUTGER B. MI
« Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many r
say unto you will seek to enter in, and shall not be able." Luke 13. 24.
Mr. Parker's Lectures against Universalism, form a rare production. It is an uncommon occurrence for a Clergyman of talents and intelligence to write and publish systematic arguments, designed to overthrow Universalism. Many avail themselves of the prejudices of the world--stigmatize that glorious doctrine, and labor to prevent a fair investigation or even hearing of it.
Within a few years, L. Beecher D. D. of Boston Mass. has delivered Lectures against Universalism, in different places, and promised to publish them; but has never redeemed his promise. Mr. Parker has certainly had more coure age than his distinguished New England coadjutor in the defence of the eternity of human misery. I enter most cheerfully upon a full and careful investigation of Mr. P's Lectures, because they appear to have been written with ability and some degree of candor.
He says " the purity and extent of the law, the richness of divine mercy, the glory of divine justice, and the eternal rewards of a future state, were topics which mingled themselves with his” (the Saviour's)
common discourse." The eternal rewards of a future state were never mentioned by Jesus Christ many occasion ! Mr. P. should trave recollected