antebellum argument

Monday August 19th, Jeremiah 23: 29 "Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces? If our aim is to find Biblical support for our way of thinking then with a little practice we can hit the mark every time.  Remember the antebellum argument held for so long as proof that blacks were created to be the slaves of whites through the story of Noah, it stands as a good example of twisting the theology to justify a base human desire.   If our aim is to be true to the message God has given us in the word, then the mark that is left on us is one that hits our hearts, not someone else’s complexion.  If you haven’t been brought to your knees, either in joy or in remorse, in response to something that came to you through scripture lately, you’re probably not reading scripture enough for your own good.  If all you find is something someone else is doing wrong, you are not reading scripture correctly.  The word of the Lord is like a hammer that breaks down old prejudices as well as hearts of stone.


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