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A Text Book of the Origin and History of the Colored People

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841

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destitute of the knowledge of a God who is the Creator of all things, but they thought it not robbery to have other gods besides Him. " When they knew God they glorified him not as God."

It is not easy to calculate the evils of this doctrine, as flowing from the systems and the practices which are founded upon it. I shall first make a few remarks, and secondly submit some facts from history in-tended to illustrate the position that the Ethiopians were ruined by the corrupting influence of their theology.

I. My remarks are, 1st. That when a man has adopted the idea of more gods than one, he has unhinged his mind from every thing like truth. Nor is it possible for him, with this idea, to have a right view of the great God.

2d. No possible degree of veneration for the system or systems which are founded upon this doctrine, will answer the end of that veneration which he owes to, and


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