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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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from the identity and universality of his law, the only proper proof of the existence of a moral government, and also from the universality of his works of providence.

First, the law of God is identical and universal. God is the moral governor of the world. The evidence of this is found in the fact that he has given a law for the government of moral agents. This law is given to men and therefore men are moral agents. But what is it that makes man a fit subject of moral law, and which makes it just and right in God to enjoin on him obedience to this law? The answer from heaven and from all quarters of the civilized world in concert, is INTELLIGENCE.

This is the foundation of obligation such as is claimed by moral law. The earth is bound by the law of gravitation, but not by moral law. The brute creatures are bound by the laws of their nature, but not by moral law. But why this difference of relation in
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