But this will not do, God will certainly punish you for stealing and for being unfaithful.
We live so little time in this world that it is no matter how wretched and miserable we are, if it prepares us for heaven.
The Bible is a revelation of the mind and will of God to men. Therein we may learn, what God is.
You have discovered so much kindness and good will to those you thought were oppressed, and had no helper, that I am sure you will not despise what I have wrote, if you judge it will be of any service to them.
There are but two places where all go after death, white and black, rich and poor; those places are Heaven and Hell. Heaven is a place made for those, who are born again, and who love God, and it is a place where they will be happy for ever.
If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody to reproach us for being black, or for being slaves.
We cannot certainly, have any excuse either for taking any thing that belongs to our masters without their leave, or for being unfaithful in their business.
Besides all this, if you are idle, and take to bad courses, you will hurt those of your brethren who are slaves, and do all in your power to prevent their being free.
Now the Bible tells us that we are all by nature, sinners, that we are slaves to sin and Satan, and that unless we are converted, or born again, we must be miserable forever.
It is very wicked for you not to take care of your masters goods, but how much worse is it to pilfer and steal from them, whenever you think you shall not be found out.
Good servants frequently make good masters.
All the time spent idly, is spent wickedly, and is unfaithfulness to our masters.
If there was no Bible, it would be no matter whether you could read or not. Reading other books would do you no good.
Let all the time you can get be spent in trying to learn to read.
That liberty is a great thing we may know from our own feelings, and we may likewise judge so from the conduct of the white-people, in the late war.
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