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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

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"LECTURES

ON

UNIVERSALISM;

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BY JOEL PARKER,

Pastor of the 3d Presbyterian Church, Rochester,”

WATERTOWN:

PRINTED BY WOODWARD & CALHOUN.

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Northern District of New-York, to wit:

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BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the fifth day of August, Anno Domini, 1881, PITT MORSE, of the said District, hath de posited in this office the title of a Book, the title of which is in the words following, 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 he claims as Author, in conformity with an Act of Congress, entitled an Act to amend the several Acts respecting Copy Rights. RUTGER B. MILLER. Clerk of the Northern District of New-York

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SERMON I.

"Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many I 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 courage 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 on any occasion! Mr. P. Should have recollected

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