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An Argument to Prove That Death Is Not Obligatory on Christians (Classic Reprint)



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An Argument to Prove That Death Is Not Obligatory on Christians (Classic Reprint) by John Asgill
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Excerpt from An Argument to Prove That Death Is Not Obligatory on Christians The death of our author was supposed to afford an indubitable evidence of the unsoundness of the principles for which, in this work, and in other works of the same kind, published during his life time, he argued whereas, all that the fact proved was that he was prema ture in looking for the results that he so forcibly drew as conclusions from the premises which he laid down. He was, in Short, before his time, in advance of his age and generation the world was not ripe for his conclusions, and consequently they then produced no results save the very unpleasant ones of the persecution and intolerance through which he suffered. The age in which he lived was, in religious matters, one of intolerance and persecution. These were the sole principles of security against error that the Reformed Church had learnt from Mediaeval Romanism; and, when they appeared to be called for, they were exercised with a high hand. There can be no manner of doubt that had not the Church of Rome been thus trodden out in Ireland by penal laws, enacted in conformity with Roman practice, in the reigns of Elizabeth, of the Stuarts, and in those of the three Georges, the Roman Catholic Church would have survived as an established power in this country; and the Chantry Priest of St. Nicholas Within Dublin would have been more likely to be encouraging persecutors to hunt down fanatics of the type of John Asgill, than allowed himself to employ his endowments to secure for the whole world through his teaching, not only the benefit of the principles of literal immortality that Asgill laid hold of, but other supernatural privileges, * which action, in his position as a beneficed clergyman, in an exempt jurisdiction, he is now enabled, with a certain measure of ecclesiastical weight, to submit to the Church in general. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Release date Australia
August 30th, 2016
Country of Publication
United States
, black & white illustrations
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