Race and Place Newspapers

The Reflector

Newspaper Information
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Date of Publication: September 07, 1935 (Saturday)
Frequency: Weekly
Article Transcripts

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Does God Torment Any One For a Long Time?

Transcript of Article

Mr. John Edwards, Woodridge, Va - Men have to be taught that the punishment for those who disobey God is everlasting torment or torture in a hell burning with unquenchable fire and brimstone. Many have been frightened to the extent that they do not study the Bible while some have refuse d to believe in the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This doctrine came from satan, which is used to blind the people. Eternal torment can not be true for at least four separate and distinct reasons. First, because it is unreasonable; second, because it is repugnant to justice; third, because it is contrary to the principle of love; and fourth, it is entirely unscriptural.

It seems strange that men with reasoning faculties should ever reach the conclusion that the All-wise Creator would eternally torment any of His creatures. What could be the purpose of such torment? Could it accomplish any good? Would it result to the glory of God? Such doctrine is unreasonable because no one could be eternally tormented unless he was eternally conscious and the scriptures prove that the dead is not conscious. Furthermore there could be no eternal torment of the soul unless that sou l was immortal, indestructible. None are granted immortality except those who receive it as a reward for doing right and made joint heirs with Christ Jesus in His glorious kingdom.

Then it will be easy to see that this is a doctrine of satan, and the two doctrines or teaching of inheriting immortality and eternal torture must stand or fall together, and since they are both false they must fall. The justice that man possesses is a God given quality. The more Godlike a man is the more just he is.

Summary of Article
A contribution by John Edwards of Woodridge, Virginia.

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Juanita E. Jackson to Join N.A.A.C.P. National Staff

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Miss Juanita Elizabeth Jackson, of Baltimore, Maryland, will join the national office staff of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People, September 15. Her duties will include field work, especially among the youth division and junior branches and with church groups, both young people and adults.

Miss Jackson, despite her youth, has been active in national movements among young people for the past five years. She was born in Hot Springs, Ark., but grew up and was educated in the public schools of Baltimore. She was graduated from the Frederick Douglass high school there in 1927. She attended Morgan college, but received her B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1931. She taught in the Baltimore schools and returned to the University of Pennsylvania last year and secured her M.A. degree in sociology in June, 1935.

For three summers she travelled [sic] extensively through the South, Middle West and Far West for the Methodist Episcopal church. She is vice president of the National Council of Youth of the M.E. church, an organization composed of 18,000 Methodist yout h groups. Perhaps Miss Jackson is best known as the founder and president of the City-Wide Young People's Forum of Baltimore, which holds meetings throughout the winter, regularly attracting audiences of 1,500 to 2,000 persons. Miss Jackson is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, of the American Sociological society, the women's auxiliary of the Baltimore Urban League, and the executive committee of the Baltimore N.A.A.C.P. She was secretary of the interracial commission at the University of Pennsylvania and a member there of the Y.W.C.A. cabinet. In July of this year she was a scholarship student at the Institute of Race Relations at Swarthmore college. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keiffer A. Jackson, 1216 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore.

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