Review of the REV. U. C Burnap's
Excerpt from Review of the Rev. U. C Burnap's: Sermon on Bible Servitude In accordance with the wishes of friends of the slave, I have in a very hasty manner, thrown together this summary renew of. the Rev. Mr. Bornap's sermon on Slavery. There are a few sentences in the last of it I have quoted, from other sources, without giving credit; because, I wish to enclose all Mr. B. says in quotations, so as not to give the reader the impression he says anything he is not guilty of saying. I do not expect any thing I can say will alter Mr. Burnap's opinions, or the opinion of Clergyman generally. But I did think there were minds leas prejudiced; or if that word is exceptionable, leas established in their own opinions, that I might at least influence to look for themselves, and not pin their faith to another man's coat sleeve, without examination. I have no ill will towards Mr. R. - I respect him, I love him as well as he loves me. Yet I do believe I have more love for the slave and God's poor generally. It is not then, that I love Cesar less, but I love Rome more. The first argument Mr. Burnap brings forward in favor of slavery is, that Abraham and his sons, with the most conspicuous characters of that age had servants or slaves, and every generation since has maintained slavery in some form; and draws the conclusion from this, that slavery should be perpetuated. Now in answer to this, I will say, that Abraham and his sons, with the most "conspicuous characters of that age," held to, and practiced polygamy and concubinage, and if an argument can be add used in favor of the present system of slavery, because Abraham and the other "conspicuous characters of his age" held slaves, it can most certainly be brought in favor of a plurality of wives and concubines. And the argument carries itself into the very practices of the slave owner; and a ministry who will preach such doctrines, is the very ministry that they are in favor of, and ready to support; for they practice the same things. Abraham took his slave Hager, went in unto her, and Ishmeal was the fruit of the visit. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.