“Why did God promise to bless all men, and purpose to save them?
Because, he is infinite in love, goodness and wisdom; and cannot do anything but what is for the good of his creatures.
Why should children love one another?
Because, they are members of the same family. They have one Father in heaven, who loves them with a father’s love.”
–Daniel N. Smith, The Child’s Universalist Companion: Consisting of Stories, Hymns, Etc. Designed to Illustrate the Nature and Tendency of the Doctrine of Universal Salvation. Boston: Daniel N. Smith and Abel Tompkins, 1836: 82.