Reverend Benjamin Morgan Palmer. Reverend Benjamin Morgan Palmer Slavery a Divine Trust: Duty of the South to Preserve and Perpetuate it The South’s providential trust “is to conserve and to perpetuate the institution of slavery as now existing….”
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The Bible does not condemn slavery. However, it does condemn coveting another’s property, including another’s slaves.
Abolitionists, such as Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, are inventing new sins when they claim that slavery is evil. By doing this they are insulting and exasperating “thousands of God-fearing, law-abiding citizens” and have pushed the country toward civil war.
POINT 1: “…The whole nation is guilty [regarding slavery]….”
POINT 2: “Our civilization has not begotten humanity and respect for others’ rights, nor a spirit of protection to the weak….”