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Review of the Statement of the Faculty of Lane Seminary in Relation to the Recent Difficulties in that Institution
			
11  [crossed out "7" and misnumbered 10]

It now was to be asked, Had they as members of civil society 

a right to discuss these subject, and form opinions upon them?  

Had they a right publicly to express those [crossed out word "on"] opinions when formed [crossed out word "found"]?  

That they had this right I presume none will deny.  Again 

let me ask, if slavery is a sin, ought not a theological stu-

dent to know it?  Ought he not to discuss it, and be pre-

pared to meet it with scripture and argument as he ought 

other sins?  Or is the business of ministers to reprove un-

popular sins only!  Or have theological professors learned [crossed out word "the"] a lesson 

of prudence from the case of John the Baptist?  And are they determined 

to teach their students to beware of reproving the sins of the wealthy 

and the great?  It properly belongs to theology to decide that slavery 

is a sin, and its union with politics forms no reason why the 

theological student should not expose, and condemn, in as strong 

terms as any other sin of equal magnitude, if any equal it has.  

And if the Colonozation Society tends to foster that sin, it is 

proper that it should also be exposed and condemned.  The 

students then, in their discussion were not then quite as far from

			
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John Rankin Papers

Review of the Statement of the Faculty of Lane Seminary in Relation to the Recent Difficulties in that Institution


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