A Review of an Anti-Abolition Sermon; Preached at Pleasant Valley, N.Y. by REV. Benjamin F. Wile, August, 1838

A Review of an Anti-Abolition Sermon; Preached at Pleasant Valley, N.Y. by REV. Benjamin F. Wile, August, 1838

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...gentleman has yet to prove was a slaveholder. In assuming the position which he has, the only force of his remarks is to screen the slaveholder from rebuke, and palliate his monstrous crimes by distorted scripture. The gentleman has acknowledged slavery to be an evil, and plainty declared his abhorrence of it. What then! Is slavery wrong and nobody to blame'! Upon whom will he fasten the guilt'! Here is an hypothesis which metaphysics themselves can not unravel. Sin without a sinner! But the declaration has another force, viz: if Paul would address the American slaveholder of the 19th century, as a brother in Christ, and 'beloved in the Lord, ' it is evident that he would either connive at sin, or else slavcholding is no sin. Says the apostle himself: 'For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness; and what communion hath light with darkness'! And what concord hath Christ with Belial; or what part hath he that believcth with an infidel' unbeliever'! 2 Cor. vi. 14, 16. Hence, from the character of Paul, and the precepts which he has left recorded, we infer that he would not connive at sin, or in any way shield the sinner from rcproof: --therefore, slavery is right. Oh, Paul! thou art fallen among robbers and clerical dignitai'ies--to traduce thee is fair. Paul calling men brethren, who practise every species of crime of which they are capable--men who rob other men of themselves, and 'sink immortality into merchandize, ' who rob them of their wives and children, who scourge and laceratc, crush and destroy humanity, and daily perpetrate such high abominations as make angels. weep and heaven blush, and which would, if God were not merciful and forbearing, hurl themshow more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755928
  • 9781236755926