However, I am willing to hear what you can produce from Scripture in favor of any kind of slavery.
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God saw fit, for wise reasons to allow the people of Israel thus to make and possess slaves; but is this any license to us to enslave any of our fellow-men, to kill any of our fellow-men whom we please and are able to destroy, and take possession of their estates?
This is acting like the mariner, who, when his ship is filling with water, neglects to stop the leak, or ply the pump, that he may mend his sails.
Willingness to be damned for the glory of God.
If we obstinately refuse to reform what we have implicitly declared to be wrong, and engaged to put away the holding of the Africans in slavery... have we not the great reason to fear, yea, may we not with great certainty conclude, God will withdraw his kind protection from us, and punish us yet seven times more
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Forty for you, sixty for me. And equal partners we will be.
I kind of resent this attitude of men that we somehow must always look good.