"....but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine."
I Timothy 4:12, 13

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Uncle Tom's Cabin Ch. 11 and 12

Chapter 11 and 12 reintroduce George and let us know what he has been doing.  He is mostly white and has passed himself off as a rich white guy.  Chapter 12 has Uncle Tom with Harley buying up more slaves and what happens when the negroes are separated from their families.  Mrs. Stowe uses a lot of sarcasm when talking about the negroes (I have chosen to use therm negroes since that is what is used in her book).  If you read the book please keep this in mind.
I now want to address how people would twist the scripture to "justify" owning slaves.  Here a few of the verses and arguments found in these two chapters:
"But you know how the angel commanded Hagar to return to her mistress, and submit herself under her hand; and the apostle sent back Onesimus to his master."  "Let everyone abide in the condition in which he is called."  "It's undoubtedly the intention of Providence that the African race should be servants, - kept kept in a low condition....'Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be."    Yes they do quote scriptures and stories in the Bible, but it is all taken out of context and twisted around.
They didn't look at the part that says:  "All things whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them."    "My friend, .... how can you, how dare you, carry on a trade like this?  Look at those poor creatures!  Here I am, rejoicing in my heart that I am going home to my wife and child; and the same bell which is a signal to carry me onward towards them will part this poor man and his wife forever.  Depend upon it, God will bring you into judgement for this."
God does not allow for people to take His holy Word and twist it around they wilol stand in judgement for it.
Happy reading!

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