Scriptural and Statistical Views in Favor of Slavery

Scriptural and Statistical Views in Favor of Slavery

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...is lawful for us, according to abolition admissions, to hold them to servitude. For ours, we paid money to a former owner; so did the Jews for theirs. The increase of ours passes as an inheritance to our children, so did the increase of the Jewish servants pass as an inheritance to their children, to be-an inheritance forever. And all this took place by the direction of God to his chosen people. My correspondent thinks with Mr. Jefferson, that Jehovah has no attributes that will harmonize.with slavery; and that all men are bora free and equal. Now, I say let him throw away his Bible as Mr. Jefferson did his, and then they will be fit companions. But never disgrace the Bible by making Mr. Jefferson its expounder, nor Mr. Jefferson by deriving his sentiments from it. Mr. Jefferson did not bow to the authority of the Bible, and on this subject I do not bow to him. How can any man, who.believes the Bible, admit. for a moment that God intended to teach mankind by the Bible, that all are born free and equal? Men who engage in this controversy ought to look into the Bible, and see what is in it about slavery. I do not know how to account for such men saying, as my correspondent does, that the fllavo of the Mosaic law, purchased of the hea D2 then, was a hired servant; and that both he and the Hebrew hired servant of the same law, had a passport from God to run away from their masters with impunity, to prove. which is the object of one of his quotations. Again, New Testament servants and masters are not the servants and masters of the Mosaic law., but the servants and masters of the Roman Empire. To go to the law of Moses to find out the statutes of the Roman Empire, is folly. Yet on this subject the difference is not great, and so far as humanity (in...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 185.42 x 241.3 x 5.08mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676041
  • 9781236676047