A response to Farrar's popular, universalistic teachings, Pusey argues for the orthodoxly of eternal punishment. Although not the greatest theologian, the most useful parts of the book are the Hebraists considerable documentation of early church beliefs and testimonies on hell. This alone greatly commends the book.
Fire is the most excruciating suffering, of which we have any experience here. The flesh shrinks from the slightest touch of it. Since then S. Paul has said of the Day of Judgment, "knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men," I dare not myself lessen any terror, to which our Lord's words may give rise. The dread of hell peoples heaven: perhaps millions have been scared back from sin by the dread of it.
p38, quoting Greek Scholar Riddell on "aionios"
In the New Testament it occurs seventy-one times: of eternal life, forty-four times; of Almighty God, His Spirt and His glory, three times; of the kingdom of Christ, His Redemption, the blood of His covenant, His Gospel, salvation, our habitation in heaven; of the glory laid up for us, thrice; our inheritance, consolation, of a sharer of eternal life; of eternal fire, thrice; of punishment, judgment, destruction, four times. of the future then it is no where used in the New Testament, except of eternal life or punishment.