This is the view of J. Stevens Wilkins who wrote,
“Slavery, as it operated in the pervasively Christian society which was the old South, was not an adversarial relationship founded upon racial animosity. In fact, it bred on the whole, not contempt, but, over time, mutual respect. This produced a mutual esteem of the sort that always results when men give themselves to a common cause. The credit for this startling reality must go to the Christian faith. . . . The unity and companionship that existed between the races in the South prior to the war was the fruit of a common faith.”.
He advocates that the South was the Christian nation. I know this platform, front and back…
This is what is circulating about Michele Bachmann, but I don’t want to focus on her. What I want to do is to focus on the fact that during the antebellum South, Christianity was used to promote slavery. Today, Christianity is used to promote several different things. Politics.You know what I mean…
So, how do we who are concerned that Christianity, our faith, is being used, again, to oppress and to shape a society into something we feel the Scriptures are opposed to, respond?
There has to come a point in which we, as Christians, get loud against our fellow believers when they abuse our faith.