This video will deal with the Religion, the idealism and philosophy of the United States and specifically the clash of Natural Law and Divine Law before and after the Civil War and its impact it has on our society today.
Due to restraints I did not have time to leave the closing comments in Jefferson’s letter to John Holmes as mentioned in the video but its worth a read:
“I regret that I am now to die in the belief, that the useless sacrifice of themselves by the generation of 1776, to acquire self-government and happiness to their country, is to be thrown away by the unwise and unworthy passions of their sons, and that my only consolation is to be, that I live not to weep over it. If they would but dispassionately weigh the blessings they will throw away, against an abstract principle more likely to be effected by union than by scission, they would pause before they would perpetrate this act of suicide on themselves, and of treason against the hopes of the world. To yourself, as the faithful advocate of the Union, I tender the offering of my high esteem and respect.”
You can read the entire letter here:
From the cutting room floor, other quotes of Divine Law in the South regarding slavery:
“There is not one verse in the Bible inhibiting slavery, but many regulating it. It is not then, we conclude, immoral.”
Rev. Alexander Campbell
“The right of holding slaves is clearly established in the Holy Scriptures, both by precept and example.”
Rev. R. Furman
“The doom of Ham has been branded on the form and features of his African descendants. The hand of fate has united his color and destiny. Man cannot separate what God hath joined.”
United States Senator James Henry Hammond
This video is part 1, I got a lot more information and I will move along as quickly as possible, thanks for watching and I will have part 2 up as soon as possible.
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Erik aka erkd1
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