Universalist Quote of the Day #124

“Abolition of the Death Penalty is demanded by men of all sects and parties in Christendom.  The principle argument or reason, among the many urged against it,–the main lever that does the work of upheaving the huge stone of opposition, is, I conceive, this,–that it is contrary to the spirit of Christianity.  Men who labor to uphold the gallows, may seek to persuade themselves they are in the right by so doing, yet if they have any Christian feeling in their bosoms, the rebuke of conscience will sting them to the quick.”

–Rev. Eben Francis, “The Application of Christianity to Society,” The Gospel Teacher and Universalist Miscellany (November 1849): 133


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