“Man is a strange being. Were there no other evidence of this fact, the opposition which is every where manifested against the doctrine of Universalism would be sufficient to prove it. The untiring efforts to destroy the holiest faith and sublimest truth that ever inspired the minds of men or angels–the immortality and blessedness of a world–are, in almost every instance, but so many evidences that man is but a groveling, selfish being–alike blind to his best interests, and ungrateful to the God who made him!
–J. Henry Jordan, Review of Alexander Hall Against Universalism. Indianapolis: E. Manford, 1848: 1.