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ADDRESSED TO

REV. HOSEA BALLOU,

OF BOSTON;

BEING

À VINDICATION OF THE DOCTRINE

OF A

Future Retribution,

AGAINST THE PRINCIPAL ARGUMENTS USED BY HIM, MR. BALFOUR,

AND OTHERS.

BY CHARLES HUDSON,
Pastor of a Church in Westminster, Mass.

"I believed, therefore have I spoken”....PSALMIST.

WOODSTOCK, VT.
PRINTED BY DAVID WATSON,

1827.

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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS-TO WIT :

District Clerk's Office. BE E IT REMEMBERED, that on the seventeenth day of April,

A. D. 1827, in the fifty-first year of the independence of the United States of America, ČAARL88) HUDSON of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Author, in the words-following, to wit:

A Series of Letters, addressed to Rev. Hosea Ballou, of Boston" ; being a vindication of the doctrine of a future retribution, against the principal arguments used by him, Mr. Balfour and others. By Charles Hudson, Pastor of a Church Westminster, (Mass.)

“I believed, therefore have I spoken.”—Psalmist. In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned :" and also to an act, entitled An Act supplementary to an act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books:to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints." JOHN W. DAVIS,

Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

CONTENTS.

p. 1854

LETTER III.

Examination of Mr. B.'s arguments.

No misery after death, because there is no sin there,

considered-Criminality does not cease with the act-Mr.

B.'s statement is begged, disproves future happiness, and

is uapbilosophical—The promise to Abraham, considered

--The case of Adam, Cain, the old world, Sodom, Korah,

Pbaraoh and Judas, considered-The law of Moses, and

the case of the Israelites, examine

-Several passages of

scripture, Prov. xi. 31, Eccl. xii. 7, Eccl. iv. 2, Rom. vi. 7,

considered.

p. 55--90

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