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SYNOPSIS OF THE TEN LECTURES,

with death, by Divine command, under the Levitical Law, but

not under the Gospel dispensation,

35

Reply: The prohibition of murder, and its death penalty, belonged

exclusively to the Moral Law, which was perpetual and un-

changeable; but the prohibition of the breach of the Sabbath,

and adultery, belonged to the Ceremonial as well as to the Moral

Law. And the penalty of death in case of transgression, was

evidently ceremonial, and ceased when the Ceremonial Law was

fulfilled, and abolished by the advent of Messiah, the foreordained

Antitype of all the Ceremonial rites, ordinances and penalties, 36

Fourth Objection. Innocent persons have been executed,

40

Answer: The fact admitted, proves nothing against the penalty of

death for murder. Innocent persons may have been convicted

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by false witnesses, or defective circumstantial testimony; and

guilty murderers may have been acquitted by false witnesses;

but the question is, Shall the murderer be executed ?

42

The Second and Last Inference. The Commutation of the mur-

derer's sentence is, virtually, a human repeal of a Divine Law, 44

Strictures on the Governor's commutation of Wilcox. The na-

ture of the Law was materially altered,

44

The Governor's reasons considered. Inconclusiveness, and glaring

absurdities of his reasons,

47

LECTURE II.

ORIGIN AND TENDENCY OF OPPOSITION TO CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.

Elementary principles. Men of diverse principles combine in

opposition to Capital Punishment,

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Various reasons for opposition to Capital Punishment,

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Rationalism discards Bible Laws, or perverts them,

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Infidelity exhibits itself unmasked, full of sympathy for the poor mur-

derer, and the cause of opposition to Capital Punishment, 58

Infidels admit that Capital Punishment is a Bible Law, but that

it was an ancient barbarous law, which ought not now to exist, 59

Absurdity of all human attempts to abolish God's Laws,

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All impenitent sinners are inclined to favor Infidelity,

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Progress and tendency of opposition to Capital Punishment, 69

Pernicious influence of Opposition to Capital Punishment on

Courts of Justice,

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Origin of the Law against Public Executions,

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Character of the opposers of Capital Punishment,

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LECTURE III.

ARGUMENT. If man may legislate into oblivion one of God's Laws,

because it is BAD, then all Divine Laws and Penalties may be

abolished for the same reason!!! Bullet

Different standards of estimating right and wrong,

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The Bible is the Christian's standard. The standard of the Infi.

del is Human Reason. The different standards produce opposite

practical results,

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Consider, what some men would do, if they could,

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And, what Infidels can do, if they will. They can summons a

World's Convention, and adopt wonderful Resolutions,

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See Resolutions, No. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, which they can adopt, 91

Infidels can try the bold Experiment of adopting a Resolution to

abolish the Eden law of Death, on the same principles, and for

the same reasons, that they can Resolve to abolish Capital Pun-

ishment,

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The World's Convention can be adjourned sine die, after a Valedic-

tory from the President, comprising an awful foreboding on the re-

sults of their excitable EXPERIMENT, should it chance to fail, 100

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Daniel's Vision of the He-goat comprises four scenes, which dis-

tinctly appear by the Angel's interpretation of the Vision. The

fourth or last scene of the Vision, previous to the Little Horn,

was the division of Alexander's empire among his four most cele-

brated Generals, which division was settled about 300 years before

the birth of Christ. The next discovery in the prophetic vision of

the He-goat, was the second “ Little Horn," which was particu-

larly described and explained to the prophet by his celestial in-

structor, as the main subject of the Vision,

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Precisely, at this juncture in the Vision, the prophet heard a ques-

tion asked, " How long the vision'?A celestial answer was

given, “ Unto 2300 days,” i, e. years,

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Hence, the 2300 years, it is believed, should be computed from that

date, 300 years B.C., ending A.D. 2000,

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DANIEL's Prophetic Vision of the INFIDEL Power of these last

days, chap. xi. verse 36, to the end,

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The Infidel Power described by a diversity of character,

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John's Prophetic Vision on Patmos of the same Power. Both

Daniel's and John's predictions (it is believed) were fulfilled in

the French Revolution of 1789. THE TERRIBLE REPUBLIC was

the seventh head of an Apocalyptical Beast of seven heads and

ten horns. And the Atheistical Empire of Napoleon may be un-

derstood to be the fulfilment of the mysterious description of the

same Beast prophetically described in the 13th chapter of Rev.,

as the Beast from the bottomless pit, of scarlet color, with a wo-

man on its back, having seven heads and ten horns,

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The Devil's Diplomatic Secret revealed to his preachers on penalty,

prefaced with a full admission, That the Bible is True! and that

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