Walker's Appeal, with a Brief Sketch of His Life eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 97 pages of information about Walker's Appeal, with a Brief Sketch of His Life.

All persons who are acquainted with history, and particularly the Bible, who are not blinded by the God of this world, and are not actuated solely by avarice—­who are able to lay aside prejudice long enough to view candidly and impartially, things as they were, are, and probably will be, who are willing to admit that God made man to serve him alone, and that man should have no other Lord or Lords but himself—­that God Almighty is the sole proprietor or master of the WHOLE human family, and will not on any consideration admit of a colleague, being unwilling to divide his glory with another.—­And who can dispense with prejudice long enough to admit that we are men, notwithstanding our improminent noses and woolly heads, and believe that we feel for our fathers, mothers, wives and children as well as they do for theirs.—­I say, all who are permitted to see and believe these things, can easily recognize the judgments of God among the Spaniards.  Though others may lay the cause of the fierceness with which they cut each other’s throats, to some other circumstances, yet they who believe that God is a God of justice, will believe that SLAVERY is the principal cause.

While the Spaniards are running about upon the field of battle cutting each other’s throats, has not the Lord an afflicted and suffering people in the midst of them whose cries and groans in consequence of oppression are continually pouring into the ears of the God of justice?  Would they not cease to cut each others throats if they could?  But how can they?  The very support which they draw from government to aid them in perpetrating such enormities, does it not arise in a great degree from the wretched victims of oppression among them?  And yet they are calling for Peace!—­Peace!! Will any peace be given unto them?  Their destruction may indeed be procrastinated awhile, but can it continue long while they are oppressing the Lord’s people?  Has He not the hearts of all men in His hand?  Will he suffer one part of his creatures to go on oppressing another like brutes always, with impunity?  And yet those avaricious wretches are calling for Peace!!!! I declare it does appear to me, as though some nations think God is asleep, or that he made the Africans for nothing else but to dig their mines and work their farms, or they cannot believe history, sacred or profane.  I ask every man who has a heart and is blessed with the privilege of believing—­Is not God a God of justice to all his creatures?  Do you say he is?  Then if he gives peace and tranquility to tyrants, and permits them to keep our fathers, our mothers, ourselves and our children in eternal ignorance and wretchedness to support them and their families, would he be to us a God of justice?  I ask O ye christians!!! who hold us and our children, in the most abject ignorance and degradation, that ever a people were afflicted with since the world began—­I say, if God gives you peace and

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