God Timing All National Changes in the Interests of His Christ: A Discourse Before the American Baptist Home Mission Society, at Its Annual Meeting in the City of Providence, R. I., on Thursday Evening, May 29th, 1862

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Sheldon & Company, 1862 - United States - 56 pages
 

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Page 5 - Be wise now therefore, O ye kings : be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Page 35 - To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High, To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.
Page 56 - There is a sacred veil to be drawn over the beginnings of all governments. Ours, in India, had an origin like those which time has sanctified by obscurity.
Page 36 - subvert also his cause," and impeach also his right in the Second Adam, who, as the Lamb of God, taketh away the sin of the world.
Page 56 - Many circumstances of this acquisition I pass by. There is a secret veil to be drawn over the beginnings of all governments. They had their origin, as the beginning of all such things have had, in some matters that had as good be covered by obscurity. Time in the origin of most governments has thrown this mysterious veil over them. Prudence and discretion make it necessary to throw something of that veil over a business in which otherwise the fortune, the genius, the talents and military virtue of...
Page 51 - That is the English word literally and exactly corresponding to the Greek." "The Greek word is so explained by the learned grammarian Eustathius, and by other grammarians of the first authority. Although the Athenians scrupled not to possess themselves of slaves, yet the trade in slaves among them was infamous.
Page 55 - In modern times the science of language has been called in to settle some of the most perplexing political and social questions. . . . in America comparative philologists have been encouraged to prove the impossibility of a common origin of languages and races, in order to justify, by scientific arguments, the unhallowed theory of slavery.
Page 55 - Nations and languages against dynasties and treaties," this is what has remodelled, and will remodel still more, the map of Europe; and in America comparative philologists have been encouraged to prove the impossibility of a common origin of languages and races, in order to justify, by scientific arguments, the unhallowed theory of slavery. Never do I remember to have seen science more degraded than on the title-page of an American publication in which, among the profiles of the different races of...
Page 49 - They that turn many to righteousness shall shine as the stars for ever and ever...
Page 51 - Man-stealers — the worst of all thieves, in comparison of whom highwaymen and house-breakers are innocent. What, then, are most traders in negroes, procurers of servants for America, and all who enlist soldiers by lies, tricks, or enticements ?" (Wesley.) Observe, too, here, that the masters of slaves, who, as above, retain them only so far as is necessary to free them, whether these masters are...

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